018 – THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER
THE CHALLENGE OF SERVING
“But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
SERVING IS A DISTRACTION
Servers must focus on their area of responsibility and often become distracted from being a part of the bigger picture.
Make sure your area of service has not robbed you from enjoying the bigger picture.
SERVING IS NOT THE MAIN GAME
You do not attend a sports game to sit and watch the food vendors. They are not the main game.
Whenever you serve – do it to help people enjoy the main game.
SERVING CARRIES A WEIGHT
Serving carries a weight of responsibility not always understood by others.
If the weight becomes a burden – you will end up reacting like Martha.
A. Lord you do not care
B. My sister has left me to do it all
C. Tell her she has to help me
SERVING CAUSES WORRY AND TROUBLE
Servers can often have a bad attitude.
They often say things like….
“Anyone can sit at the feet of Jesus and worship the night away.
The real stuff happens through servers willing to work.”
Jesus spoke clearly to Martha to set her straight.
Luke 10:41. Jesus said.
“Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
ADVICE TO SERVERS
Serving in church is to help people experience the presence of Jesus.
Keep the sounds of service to a minimum – so people can hear the sound of worship.
Don’t let your service rob you of your own worship times.
Worriers don’t attract workers.
Criticism will never draw a crowd.
Serving is just one part of the whole Jesus experience.
Don’t take the good part away from people – help them find it.