Dear brothers & sisters in Christ,
“Living for God” Worship Service
1 Peter 4:1–11 (NIV)---Nov 6 Sunday
I will be dealing with the reason why we should serve God? How we are going to serve God?
We are lining up a special Sunday worship service this Nov 6 called “Living for God” as we seek to build our church to be willing hearts in the context “the end of all things is near”. We do not waste our time in this world God has given to us while on earth, but we want to serve with the strength God provides us, so that all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. We must be cognizant that Christ suffered in has body, therefore we should arm ourselves with the same attitude, as sufferings get done with sin. And the fact that the end of all things is near, we should be alert and of sober mind so we may pray.
The world is deteriorating with moral falling all over, the church must shore up to bring the surpassing glory and power of Christ to shine into the darkness. Our only hope is in Jesus Christ who will be coming back to us to destroy and judge all the powers of darkness and establish and consummate His kingdom for ever and ever. Amen.
In fact the world's only hope is in Jesus Christ, and we are the ambassadors to the world holding the beacon of light. And to really make that happen, we need to serve the Lord zealously. Romans 12
10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
1 Peter 4:1–11 (NIV)
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4 They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. 5 But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen