More Heart Values
Sermon shared by John Harvey
Summary: The final four values that shape our church and our Christian walk.
Audience: General adults
Notice that this person was not created to preach or teach or gifted to lead others. He was gifted by the Spirit of God to work with his hands to build furnishings for the tabernacle.
The style of your gift is not important; the dedication of your gift is important.
It doesn’t matter what God has gifted you to do. He may have gifted you to be out front and leading or he may have gifted you to follow and be the support. Whatever it is God has gifted you to do; you need to be doing it to God’s honor and glory.
Our goal at LifeQuest is to equip people to use their God given abilities and gifts to build the Kingdom of God. We want to help you to find a place to serve and to plug you into serving in that area. When you do those things, you are doing so not for the praise and honor of man, but for the glory of God.
“Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.” Colossians 3:17 (The Message)
The key is what are you doing with what God has given you?
Steps to Serving:
1) Discover your S.H.A.P.E. (shape profiles available; mark communication cards.)
2) Serve where you are gifted.
3) Get off of your seat!!!!
5) We desire to promote within the members of LifeQuest Church a common sense of purpose and accountability to the mission, vision, and goals of the church. This is an act of fellowship.
Fellowship is more than just getting together for small talk and coffee. It is creating environments of honesty, integrity and accountability with other members of the body of Christ.
“Therefore, each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” Ephesians 4:25
Accountability is not a topic many of us like to hear about and it is definitely counter-cultural to our society today. But we need accountability in our lives. We need honesty spoken in love to us by those who are seeking God and who are on the journey of faith with us.
Accountability serves as moral, spiritual and relational protection in our lives.
We desire to create a community where accountability and authenticity go hand in hand. Life is messy and the best place to deal with the messy issues of life is in the community and family of the church. But we must create an honest and open atmosphere for that to happen.
6) We desire to promote a community based on authenticity and trust. We desire for those who worship at LifeQuest Church to have a safe place to deal with the issues of life and to live out their salvation before the Lord. It is more important for us to be real and honest before God and one another than to put on a mask to hide our true pains and emotions.
“Authenticity is the exact opposite of what you find in some churches. Instead of an atmosphere of honesty and humility, there is pretending, role-playing, politicking, and superficial politeness but shallow conversation. People wear masks, keep their guard up, and act as if everything is rosy in their lives. These attitudes are the death of real fellowship.” Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life
Steps to Authenticity:
1) Honesty over superficiality.
2) Relationship over image.
3) Grace over judgment.
“Man looks at the outward appearance,
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