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I Was Just Thinking … About Working Rest

Jesus invites all who labor and are heavy laden to learn from him, so that they might experience rest instead of travail in their lives (Matthew 11:28–30). But we may ask, What does Jesus prescribe in order for us to experience this “rest for our souls”? For one thing, he would tell us to give … Continue reading

Praise and Thanks for Grace to Serve

God is gracious to us in that he exerts himself on our behalf so that we have cause to enjoy more and more of the goodness he enjoys about himself. His grace is sufficient to effect a transformation in us that will enable us to be successful in all that he gives us to do. … Continue reading

Examples of Faith #4—Joseph

Joseph’s master saw that Yahweh was with him and that he caused all that Joseph did to succeed. … Joseph refused his master’s wife’s advances: “… My master has put all that he owns in my charge. … He has withheld nothing from me except you because you are his wife. How then could I … Continue reading

Encouragements to Love #3—Fulfilling Love

Through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:13–14) Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “Do not …” are summed up in this, “Love your neighbor … Continue reading

Thanksgiving for Ministry

One of the graces God gives us is people whom we can serve in order to strengthen their confidence in and allegiance to Jesus (Romans 1:11–12). Regardless of how difficult and time-consuming this ministry can be, we can rejoice in our knowledge that the situation, the insight of what to do, and the ability to … Continue reading

Living Wisely #3—Wisely Beneficial

A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, and will share in the inheritance among brothers. Proverbs 17:2 This promise is very helpful for following Jesus’ instruction to be in the world but not of it. Christians are not part of the world’s “family,” because we have been born again … Continue reading

Mentoring #2—Mentor Service

The kings of the nations lord it over them. … But you are not this way; rather, a leader must become like a servant. … For I am among you as the one who serves. Luke 22:25–27 “Follow me!” is the legitimate call of leaders who have earned the right to lead. How do we … Continue reading

Transformation #7—Specialized Transformation

To each one of us Christ graciously gave a gift … for the equipping of the saints for the work of service: the building up of the body of Christ; until we all reach the unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son of God. Ephesians 4:7–13 We all began as babies; but today … Continue reading

Success #4—Humble Success

Jesus took a towel … and began to wash the disciples’ feet. … He said to Peter, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with me … I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.” John 13: 4–15 Jesus presents himself as both Teacher and … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes #6—Godly DNA

Just as the body is a unit with many members … so too is Christ … God has placed each of us in the fellowship just as he desired … God has engineered the body so that by giving greater honor to the lesser member there will be no division in the body, but that … Continue reading