shaped for serving god

The Purpose Driven Life – Part 5

Pastor Bill and Brother Justin

March 13, 2022


“We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)


“Your hands shaped me and made me.”  Job 10:8 (NIV)


Spiritual Gifts   Heart   Abilities   Personality   Experiences


“Each one should use whatever gift he’s received to serve others.”

1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)






Jesus: “Your attitude must be like my own, for I did not come to be served, but to serve...”  Matthew 20:28 (LB)




1.SERVING LIKE JESUS MEANS BEING ___________________

“Two blind men...shouted, ‘Lord, have mercy on us!’ ...Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ He asked.”  Matthew 20:30-32 (NIV)


“If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.” Proverbs 3:28 (NLT)


  • 1st Barrier: ___________________________________ Philippians 2:4


  • 2nd Barrier: _______________________   Ecclesiastes 11:4


  • 3rd Barrier: ____________________________ Luke 16:13




  1. SERVING LIKE JESUS MEANS BEING __________________

      “Jesus looked up and said, ‘Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here...’"  John 11:41-42 (NIV)


“Serve the Lord with gladness.” Psalm 100:2 (KJV)


      “It is He who saved us and chose us for His holy work not because we deserved it but because that was His plan...”  2 Timothy 1:9 (LB)


  • 1st Barrier: COMPARING & _______________________

Romans 14:4


  • 2nd Barrier: WRONG __________________  Matthew 6:1


  1. SERVING LIKE JESUS MEANS BEING ___________________

      “I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave me to do.”  John 17:4 (NIV)


“The one thing required of servants is that they be faithful...”

1 Corinthians 4:2 (TEV)


“Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for Him is a waste of time or effort.” 

1 Corinthians 15:58 (MSG)


“He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other Christians.”  Hebrews 6:10 (NLT)


“'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things so; I will put you in charge of many things.  Come and share your master's happiness!” Matthew 25:21 (NIV)


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