Tag Archives: Servant

Gifted by the Spirit

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 There is a cliché in sports that says, “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” This is a favorite among gifted athletes, especially those who have set records, won championships and continually make the morning … Continue reading

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Feed my sheep

John 21:1-19 Following the crucifixion and death of Christ, Peter seemed lost. So much had taken place in the three years since he had first encountered Jesus. At the beginning of their ministry, Peter was bold, but his assertiveness often … Continue reading

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Servant of all

Mark 10:32-35 Three times, Jesus foretold of his crucifixion. In the first instance, Peter wouldn’t have any of it. His objections drew a sharp rebuke from Jesus. The second time Jesus was with Peter, James and John coming down from … Continue reading

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Proclaim the gospel

Matthew 2:1-12 The Christian mission is to preach the gospel throughout the earth so all people might realize God’s grace. It is a daunting task, to preach to the whole world, but God’s people must be diligent, for we never … Continue reading

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Servant of all

Mark 9:30-37 Look out for number one. First come, first served. I need my space. The world practically begs us to always consider “Me first.” Inward focus is the order of the day, thus we become stars of our own … Continue reading

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Called to serve

2 Timothy 1:1-14 The seminarian knelt upon the chancel steps anticipating the moment ahead. A life spent studying the Holy Scriptures, one filled with encouragement from family and teachers, suddenly reaches the moment of ordination. Not all are called to … Continue reading

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Each according to his ability

Matthew 25:14-30 Believe it or not, the parable of the talents is not about money. To think so is to miss the point of this passage. As it is in so many churches, we read this parable and immediately think … Continue reading

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