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

Yielding your heart to God

Yielding Your Heart to God – Joshua 24:23

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If we want to serve God, we need to toss out our idols and yield our hearts fully to God. Surrender everything to him: home, family, and job.

Known by God

Known by God – Jeremiah 1:5

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God knows me. And he did long before he created me. He knows me intimately. And he places and equips me to be best able to serve him.

Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous – Joshua 1:9

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Regardless of what God may have called us to do, we can be strong and courageous because the Lord our God will be with us as we serve him.

Being used by God

Being Used by God – Deuteronomy 31:3-4

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God uses people to accomplish much of his work in this world. We are the tools he uses, but he is the power that guides and directs us.

Pointing people to Jesus

Pointing People to Jesus – Luke 3:16

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As disciples of the Lord Jesus, we should always point people to him. Resist the temptation to allow the focus to be on you rather than him.

Pleasing our Commanding Officer

Pleasing Our Commanding Officer – 2 Timothy 2:4

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God is not satisfied with anything less than our all. To please God, our commanding officer, requires wholehearted devotion.

Equipping for Works of Service

Equipping for Works of Service – Ephesians 4:11-12

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God has placed leaders within the church, not to do the work of the church, but to equip the rest of us for doing the work of the church.

Co-workers in God's Service

Co-workers in God’s Service – 1 Corinthians 3:9-10

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Regardless of where you live or the tradition you come from, as believers in the Lord Jesus, we are all co-workers in God's service.

Working together with God

Working Together with God – Exodus 3:8-10

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God frequently calls on us to work together with him in what he is doing. He is the master craftsman teaching as he involves us in his work.

The New Way of the Spirit

The New Way of the Spirit – Romans 7:6

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We are called to serve God, not in a legalistic fashion, but in the new way of the Spirit. As children of God, coming to know and follow him.

The Qualifications to Serve God

The Qualifications to Serve God – Amos 7:14-15

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What are the qualifications to serve God? More important than ability and training, is willingness. If you are willing, God will do the rest.

Unless the Lord Builds the House

Unless the Lord Builds the House – Psalm 127:1

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It is the Lord who builds the house. He uses us in that process. But we should never lose sight of who the builder actually is.