A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Serving God

Man standing in an open door - Pray for open doors

Pray for Open Doors – Colossians 4:3-4

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Pray for open doors to effective service. And that you would be faithful to walk through the doors he opens, producing fruit that will last.

By the Grace of God

By the Grace of God – 1 Corinthians 15:10

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Be faithful to God, not letting his grace to you be in vain. By the grace of God, be who he has graciously equipped you to be.

Can you take it with you?

Can You Take It with You? – 1 Corinthians 3:14-15

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There is a reward when I build on the foundation of Christ with gold, silver, or precious stones. It is a reward that awaits me in heaven.

What Does it Mean to be in the Flesh?

What Does it Mean to be in the Flesh? – Romans 8:8

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If you are in charge, doing what seems best to you, you are in the flesh and cannot please God. And how good your life is does not matter.

I Will Serve God If . . .

I Will Serve God If . . . – Genesis 28:20-21

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Don't make your service to God conditional on perceived blessings. Trust him regardless of what your circumstances in life are.

Avoid Titles of Greatness

Avoid Titles of Greatness – Matthew 23:8-10

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Honor and respect those who serve in leadership roles. But be careful about confusing greatness in the kingdom with greatness in the world.

Settling in Canaan or Sodom

Settling in Canaan or Sodom – Genesis 13:12

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Don’t make the tragic mistake Lot did. Turn your back on Sodom and settle down in Canaan, the land of promise.

Doing the Work of Jesus

Doing the Work of Jesus – John 14:12-14

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Jesus promised to give us whatever we need to do his work and glorify the Father. So, we have no excuse for failing to carry on his work.

Only servants of the Lord

Only Servants of the Lord – 1 Corinthians 3:5

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We need to be careful about attributing a measure of human greatness to our leaders. Great leaders are those who are servants of the Lord.

According to the grace given to each of us.

According to the Grace Given to Us – Romans 12:6-8

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God, in his grace, has gifted each of us to be able to serve within the body of Christ. Discover your gift. And then use it as best you can.

You Cannot Serve Two Masters

You Cannot Serve Two Masters – Luke 16:13-15

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You cannot serve two masters. Some choose the things of this world. Others choose to serve God. You can do one or the other, but not both.

God's strength is sufficient

God’s Strength Is Sufficient – Judges 6:14-16

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Our strength is insufficient for the task God has called us to do. But he does not call us to a task without also giving us what we need.