Serving Without Sinking

 

Serving Without Sinking

Paul's Goodreads Review

Hindley clearly set out that to serve without sinking we need to only view ourselves as slaves in the context of already being Friends with the Boss, the Bride of the King, and Sons of the Father.
 

Quotes

Gratitude can create love, which leads to rightly-motivated service. Or it can create a feeling of indebtedness, which leads to wrongly-motivated service.

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The amazing thing is not so much that we sin as we do, but that our Father loves us as He does. The amazing thing is that God wants us to look away from our flawed service, and to look at someone else’s flawless service

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The way to serve without sinking is to get to grips with the strange reality that Christians are not servants; they are served

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I really enjoyed being “just friends” with [my wife]—but it is so much better to be married to her. And once we were husband and wife, it would have been a real shame if we’d kept acting as though we were merely good friends. We would have missed out on the physical intimacy of marriage. We would have missed out on the close... View Quote


I don’t look at the way I love [my wife] and conclude that Jesus loves me like that. Instead I need to look at the way Jesus loves us and conclude that I should love [my wife] like that (gulp!).

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In a sense, the cross of Christ is the exchange of vows, where jesus died to make us His bride. The return of Christ is the reception, the feast, and the beginning of fully enjoying married life. We’re in the gap between the two.

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The righteous deeds of the saints—the good things we do in the service of Jesus—are a huge investment of our time, money, sweat, and even sometimes tears. And they are meant to be a delight to us. They are our wedding dress. They are our glory. They are Jesus’ gift to us, because he has broken with tradition and not only seen the dress, bu... View Quote


If we see ourselves as friends of the Boss, bride of the King, sons of the Father, and only in that context as slaves of our Master, then we will enjoy our slavery, shaped by those prior relationships.

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