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September 12th, 2007

Benefits of Serving (2)

Serving produces numerical increase.

  • “Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.” Acts 2:41 (NIV)
  • “…And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:47 (NIV)
  • “Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.” Acts 5:14 (NIV)

As you grow you serve and as you serve you grow. In the midst of your serving, God brings others into the equation. He will bring people into your path to give you an opportunity to serve them and to meet their needs. At other times, God will bring people into your life to help meet your needs.

Serving puts feet to your prayer life. Serving gives evidence to a watching world that you are living to benefit others. When you give your life away through selfless service, God multiplies your impact.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matt 25:35-36 (NIV)

Remember, you are never more like Jesus than when you are serving. As you live out the Christ-centered life in a self-absorbed world, God will use you to bring others into the Kingdom. That’s right! Heaven’s population is multiplied by your faithfulness in serving the Living God.

Keep investing in the lives of others. Continue to shine His light and share His love through serving. God will add to our number. God will draw people to know His love as you serve sacrificially.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Patoral Care 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Benefits of Serving (2).
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