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FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from the Manse

Back to Previous Page While knowing your shape is important for serving God, having the heart of a servant is even more important. Remember, God shaped you for service, not for self-centeredness. Without a servant’s heart, you will be tempted to misuse your shape for personal gain. You will also be tempted to use it as an excuse to exempt yourself from meeting some needs. God often tests our hearts by asking us to serve in ways we’re not shaped. If you see a man fall into a ditch, God expects you to help him out, not say, “I don’t have the gift of mercy or service.” While you may not be gifted for a particular task, you may be called to do it if no one who is gifted at it is around. Your primary ministry should be in the area of your shape, but your secondary service is wherever you’re needed at the moment. Your shape reveals your ministry, but your servant’s heart will reveal your maturity. No special talent or gift is required to stay after a meeting to pick up trash or stack chairs. Anyone can be a servant. All it requires is character. It is possible to serve in church for a lifetime without ever being a servant. You must have a servant’s heart. How can you know if you have the heart of a servant? Jesus said, “You can tell what they are by what they do” (Matthew 7:16). It is possible to serve in church for a lifetime without ever being a servant. You must have a servant’s heart. " Finally Servitude is not a glamorous concept. Who in their right mind would sign up for a life of servitude? And yet that is what God has in mind for his people. God knows how service to others will bless us as well as the community around us. Service is a great way to put aside our self-centeredness and notice how we are connected, even indebted, to others. When we start seeing the genuine needs of others, it deters our own sense of entitlement. None of us became the people we are alone, but by the sacrifice and investment of many others from our earliest years. And that doesn’t consider what Christ has done for us. Let’s make this spring time a time of helping and serving the Lord, His Church and His people. It pays to serve, care and love. Keep God’s word in your heart and serve Him faithfully. We Serve God by Serving Others. All the Best for this spring season. George Quarm _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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PREACHERS DETAILS 2018 April to June 2018 1st April  Rev George Quarm, Holy Communion 8th April  Local Arrangement 15th April Dr. Stuart Fair 22nd April Mr Eric Bediako 29th April  Rev George Quarm, Holy Communion 6th May Mrs Ama Quarm 13th May Mr Stephen Waters , Church Anniversary 20th May Mr Benjamin Harry 27th May  Rev George Quarm 3rd June Ms Rose Jonah 10th June Rev George Quarm, Holy Communion 17th June Mr Brentnol Roach 24th June Mr Alf Philpott
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FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from

the Manse

Back to Previous Page While knowing your shape is important for serving God, having the heart of a servant is even more important. Remember, God shaped you for service, not for self-centeredness. Without a servant’s heart, you will be tempted to misuse your shape for personal gain. You will also be tempted to use it as an excuse to exempt yourself from meeting some needs. God often tests our hearts by asking us to serve in ways we’re not shaped. If you see a man fall into a ditch, God expects you to help him out, not say, “I don’t have the gift of mercy or service.” While you may not be gifted for a particular task, you may be called to do it if no one who is gifted at it is around. Your primary ministry should be in the area of your shape, but your secondary service is wherever you’re needed at the moment. Your shape reveals your ministry, but your servant’s heart will reveal your maturity. No special talent or gift is required to stay after a meeting to pick up trash or stack chairs. Anyone can be a servant. All it requires is character. It is possible to serve in church for a lifetime without ever being a servant. You must have a servant’s heart. How can you know if you have the heart of a servant? Jesus said, “You can tell what they are by what they do” (Matthew 7:16). It is possible to serve in church for a lifetime without ever being a servant. You must have a servant’s heart. " Finally Servitude is not a glamorous concept. Who in their right mind would sign up for a life of servitude? And yet that is what God has in mind for his people. God knows how service to others will bless us as well as the community around us. Service is a great way to put aside our self- centeredness and notice how we are connected, even indebted, to others. When we start seeing the genuine needs of others, it deters our own sense of entitlement. None of us became the people we are alone, but by the sacrifice and investment of many others from our earliest years. And that doesn’t consider what Christ has done for us. Let’s make this spring time a time of helping and serving the Lord, His Church and His people. It pays to serve, care and love. Keep God’s word in your heart and serve Him faithfully. We Serve God by Serving Others. All the Best for this spring season. George Quarm _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _______________
METHODIST CHURCH BEXLEYHEATH
Sunday Service 10:00 -11:00 am Join Us