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2 Corinthians 9:13

For, by the practical proof of it which you exhibit in this service, you cause God to be extolled for your fidelity to your professed adherence to the Good News of the Christ, and for the liberality of your contributions for them and for all who are in need,

Ephesians 6:6

Let it not be in acts of eye-service as if you had but to please men, but as Christ's bondservants who are doing God's will from the heart.

Romans 15:17

I can therefore glory in Christ Jesus concerning the work for God in which I am engaged.

1 Corinthians 16:15

And I beseech you, brethren--you know the household of Stephanas, how they were the earliest Greek converts to Christ, and have devoted themselves to the service of God's people--

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required Expression » Different forms of religious expression required » Service

Humble » Penitence, examples of » Service

John 12:3

Availing herself of the opportunity, Mary took a pound weight of pure spikenard, very costly, and poured it over His feet, and wiped His feet with her hair, so that the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Matthew 10:42

And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink because he is a disciple, I solemnly tell you that he will not lose his reward."

Acts 20:18-19

Upon their arrival he said to them, "You Elders well know, from the first day of my setting foot in the province of Asia, the kind of life I lived among you the whole time, serving the Lord in all humility, and with tears, and amid trials which came upon me through the plotting of the Jews--

Service » Reluctant spiritual » God demands

Service » What not to serve

Service » Test » Timely

Mark 14:8

What she could she did: she has perfumed my body in preparation for my burial.

Matthew 8:15

He touched her hand and the fever left her: and then she rose and waited upon Him.

Philippians 2:25

Yet I deem it important to send Epaphroditus to you now--he is my brother and comrade both in labour and in arms, and is your messenger who has ministered to my needs.

2 Timothy 1:18

And you yourself well know all the services which he rendered me in Ephesus.

1 Corinthians 16:17

It is a joy to me that Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus have now arrived, because what was wanting so far as you are concerned they have supplied.

Service » Half-hearted » Indifferent

Service » Obedient power for » Preparation for

2 Corinthians 9:2

For I know your earnest willingness, on account of which I habitually boast of you to the Macedonians, pointing out to them that for a whole year you in Greece have been ready; and the greater number of them have been spurred on by your ardour.

2 Timothy 2:21

If therefore a man keeps himself clear of these latter, he himself will be for specially honourable use, consecrated, fit for the Master's service, and fully equipped for every good work.

2 Corinthians 8:19

And more than that, he is the one who was chosen by the vote of the Churches to travel with us, sharing our commission in the administration of this generous gift to promote the Lord's glory and gratify our own strong desire.

More verses: 1 Peter 3:15

Service » The reward for serving the lord

More verses: Exodus 23:25-27

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Joy in, found by the faithful

Acts 11:23

On getting there he was delighted to see the grace which God had bestowed; and he encouraged them all to remain, with fixed resolve, faithful to the Lord.

More verses: Psalm 100:2 John 4:36

Service » Reluctant spiritual » To be rendered to Christ

Ephesians 6:6

Let it not be in acts of eye-service as if you had but to please men, but as Christ's bondservants who are doing God's will from the heart.

Colossians 3:24

For you know that it is from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. Christ is the Master whose bondservants you are.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For a Christian, if he was a slave when called, is the Lord's freed man, and in the same way a free man, if called, becomes the slave of Christ.

Service » What cannot be served together

2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Do not come into close association with unbelievers, like oxen yoked with asses. For what is there in common between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what partnership has light with darkness? Where can harmony between Christ and Belial be found? Or what participation has a believer with an unbeliever? And what compact has the Temple of God with idols? For *we* are the Temple of the ever-living God; as God has said, "I will dwell among them, and walk about among them; and will be their God, and it is they who shall be My people."

Luke 16:13

"No servant can be in bondage to two masters. For either he will hate one and love the other, or else he will cling fast to one and scorn the other. You cannot be bondservants both of God and of gold."

1 Corinthians 10:20-22

No, but that which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, not to God; and I would not have you have fellowship with one another through the demons. You cannot drink the Lord's cup and the cup of demons: you cannot be joint-partakers both in the table of the Lord and in the table of demons. Or are we actually arousing the Lord to jealousy. Are we stronger than He is?

Service » Test » Undivided, required by the lord

Luke 16:13

"No servant can be in bondage to two masters. For either he will hate one and love the other, or else he will cling fast to one and scorn the other. You cannot be bondservants both of God and of gold."

Service » How to serve the lord

Romans 7:4-6

So, my brethren, to you also the Law died through the incarnation of Christ, that you might be wedded to Another, namely to Him who rose from the dead in order that we might yield fruit to God. For whilst we were under the thraldom of our earthly natures, sinful passions-- made sinful by the Law--were always being aroused to action in our bodily faculties that they might yield fruit to death. But seeing that we have died to that which once held us in bondage, the Law has now no hold over us, so that we render a service which, instead of being old and formal, is new and spiritual.

Service » The duty of serving men » Performed in humility

John 12:3

Availing herself of the opportunity, Mary took a pound weight of pure spikenard, very costly, and poured it over His feet, and wiped His feet with her hair, so that the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Matthew 10:42

And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink because he is a disciple, I solemnly tell you that he will not lose his reward."

Acts 20:18-19

Upon their arrival he said to them, "You Elders well know, from the first day of my setting foot in the province of Asia, the kind of life I lived among you the whole time, serving the Lord in all humility, and with tears, and amid trials which came upon me through the plotting of the Jews--

Service » Half-hearted » Humble

John 12:3

Availing herself of the opportunity, Mary took a pound weight of pure spikenard, very costly, and poured it over His feet, and wiped His feet with her hair, so that the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Matthew 10:42

And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink because he is a disciple, I solemnly tell you that he will not lose his reward."

Acts 20:18-19

Upon their arrival he said to them, "You Elders well know, from the first day of my setting foot in the province of Asia, the kind of life I lived among you the whole time, serving the Lord in all humility, and with tears, and amid trials which came upon me through the plotting of the Jews--

Service » The duty of serving men » It lightens life's burdens

Service » Christ's encouraged » It lightens life's burdens

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Paul and silas in responding to the macedonian call

Acts 16:10

So when he had seen the vision, we immediately looked out for an opportunity of passing on into Macedonia, confidently inferring that God had called us to proclaim the Good News to the people there.

Galatians 1:16

saw fit to reveal His Son within me in order that I might tell among the Gentiles the Good News concerning Him, at once I did not confer with any human being,

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Paul after his conversion

Acts 9:20

And in the synagogues he began at once to proclaim Jesus as the Son of God;

Acts 10:29

So for this reason, when sent for, I came without raising any objection. I therefore ask why you sent for me."

Service » The reward for not serving the lord

Service » Half-hearted » Jehoshaphat's subjects

Service » Who shall serve the lord

Service » Half-hearted » Amaziah

Service » Test » It was established in israel

Service » Who serves God

Revelation 7:9-15

After this I looked, and a vast host appeared which it was impossible for anyone to count, gathered out of every nation and from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in long white robes, and carrying palm-branches in their hands. In loud voices they were exclaiming, "It is to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb, that we owe our salvation!" All the angels were standing in a circle round the throne and round the Elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces in front of the throne and worshipped God. read more.
"Even so!" they cried: "The blessing and the glory and the wisdom and the thanks and the honor and the power and the might are to be ascribed to our God, until the Ages of the Ages! Even so!" Then, addressing me, one of the Elders said, "Who are these people clothed in the long white robes? And where have they come from?" "My lord, you know," I replied. "They are those," he said, "who have just passed through the great distress, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they stand before the very throne of God, and render Him service, day after day and night after night, in His sanctuary, and He who is sitting upon the throne will shelter them in His tent.

Service » Half-hearted » Joash

Service » Test » It will be applied in determining man's final destiny

Matthew 25:35-36

For when I was hungry, you gave me food; when I was thirsty, you gave me drink; when I was homeless, you gave me a welcome; when I was ill-clad, you clothed me; when I was sick, you visited me; when I was in prison, you came to see me.'

Service » Test » King saul was condemned by it

Service » Who served the creature more than the creator

Romans 1:18-25

For God's anger is being revealed from Heaven against all impiety and against the iniquity of men who through iniquity suppress the truth. God is angry: because what may be known about Him is plain to their inmost consciousness; for He Himself has made it plain to them. For, from the very creation of the world, His invisible perfections--namely His eternal power and divine nature--have been rendered intelligible and clearly visible by His works, so that these men are without excuse. read more.
For when they had come to know God, they did not give Him glory as God nor render Him thanks, but they became absorbed in useless discussions, and their senseless minds were darkened. While boasting of their wisdom they became utter fools, and, instead of worshipping the imperishable God, they worshipped images resembling perishable man or resembling birds or beasts or reptiles. For this reason, in accordance with their own depraved cravings, God gave them up to uncleanness, allowing them to dishonour their bodies among themselves with impurity. For they had bartered the reality of God for what is unreal, and had offered divine honours and religious service to created things, rather than to the Creator--He who is for ever blessed. Amen.

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Elisha

Service » The duty of serving men » It exemplifies neighbourliness

Luke 10:36-37

"Which of those three seems to you to have acted like a fellow man to him who fell among the robbers?" "The one who showed him pity," he replied. "Go," said Jesus, "and act in the same way."

Service » The duty of serving men » It ennobles life

Mark 10:43-44

but it is not to be so among you. No, whoever desires to be great among you must be your servant; and whoever desires to be first among you must be the bondservant of all.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It exemplifies neighbourliness

Luke 10:36-37

"Which of those three seems to you to have acted like a fellow man to him who fell among the robbers?" "The one who showed him pity," he replied. "Go," said Jesus, "and act in the same way."

Service » Christ's encouraged » The duty of serving men

Mark 10:43-44

but it is not to be so among you. No, whoever desires to be great among you must be your servant; and whoever desires to be first among you must be the bondservant of all.

Service » Unquestioning » Elisha

Service » Half-hearted » Judah

Service » Half-hearted » Jehu

Service » Unrealized » Of barnabas in going after paul

Acts 11:25-26

Then Barnabas paid a visit to Tarsus to try to find Saul. He succeeded, and brought him to Antioch; and for a whole year they attended the meetings of the Church, and taught a large number of people. And it was in Antioch that the disciples first received the name of 'Christians.'

Service » Unrealized » Of the righteous

Service » Unrealized » Of mary

Matthew 26:12

In pouring this ointment over me, her object was to prepare me for burial.

Service » Unquestioning » Noah

Service » Test » It excludes mere professors of religion from the kingdom

Service » The duty of serving men » It demonstrates love

John 21:16

Again a second time He asked him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" "Yes, Master," he said, "you know that you are dear to me." "Then be a shepherd to my sheep," He said.

Service » The duty of serving men » It is Christlike

John 13:14

If I then, your Master and Rabbi, have washed your feet, it is also your duty to wash one another's feet.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It demonstrates love

John 21:16

Again a second time He asked him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" "Yes, Master," he said, "you know that you are dear to me." "Then be a shepherd to my sheep," He said.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It is Christlike

John 13:14

If I then, your Master and Rabbi, have washed your feet, it is also your duty to wash one another's feet.

Service » Unquestioning » Isaiah

Service » Unquestioning » David

Service » Half-hearted » Israel

Service » Unrealized » Of the poor widow

Mark 12:44

for they have all contributed out of what they could well spare, but she out of her need has thrown in all she possessed--all she had to live on."

Service » Test » Christ applies it in the parable of the good samaritan

Luke 10:37

"The one who showed him pity," he replied. "Go," said Jesus, "and act in the same way."

Service » Test » It reveals the quality of love

John 21:17

A third time Jesus put the question: "Simon, son of John, am I dear to you?" It grieved Peter that Jesus asked him the third time, "Am I dear to you?" "Master," he replied, "you know everything, you can see that you are dear to me." "Then feed my much-loved sheep," said Jesus.

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Peter's mother-in-law

Luke 4:39

Then standing over her He rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she at once rose and waited on them.

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Peter and andrew

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Zacchaeus

Service » Unquestioning » Christ

Service » Unrealized » Of andrew in bringing peter to jesus

John 1:42

He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon, son of John: you shall be called Cephas" --that is to say, Peter (or 'Rock')

Service » Unquestioning » Paul

Acts 9:6

"But rise and go to the city, and you will be told what you are to do.

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