Quotes about serving

Paul stresses the different gifts God gives to emphasise how we need one another (Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12), not to encourage us to find fulfilment in only doing what we enjoy. ‘Ministry’ is just another word for ‘service’. So ministry is not about self-fulfilment. It’s about serving others in love in whatever way is app... read more


True goodness is not merely impulsive, but rational and considerate — it will therefore pause, and be at some trouble to inquire what service, and how best may it be rendered… Goodness should be willing to give time, and thought, and patience, and even labour; not mere money and kind words and compassionate looks.

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The strange thing about church membership is that you actually give up your preferences when you join. Don’t get me wrong; there may be much about your church that you like a lot. But you are there to meet the needs of others. You are there to serve others. You are there to give. You are there to sacrifice

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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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Paul talks about spiritual gifts so we value the diversity in the church. He doesn’t tell individual Christians to identify their gifting and stick to it. He tells Christians to be servants, looking to the interests of others and modelling ourselves on the self-giving of the cross

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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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To every faithful servant of Christ who has laboured in virtual obscurity in the nursery, I say: “Jesus knows your works!” To every Sunday School teacher who spends hours each week in preparation, though only a handful show up early enough for class, I say: “Jesus knows your works!” To every diligent believer who stuffs the bulletin with... read more


Service is not the pathway or preliminary to greatness as we commonly assume, rather, it is greatness.

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