Things to avoid when serving in the church (Season 2 Episode 16)
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[00:01:05] Welcome to the podcast, talking about God’s sovereignty in chaotic 2020

[00:01:43] Your invitation to subscribe and give a rating to the podcast.

[00:02:36] Talking about fresh identity in Jesus. Our purpose is to be in the presence of God. Using your gifts will only be effective if you have a personal 1:1 relationship with God. Not finding our identity in what we do/serving, but in our relationship with Christ. Spending time in prayer and in the Word.

[00:4:20] Speaking about how serving isn’t our salvation, but a form of worship. Matthew 20:28

[00:5:01] First point: Keeping God first. Scheduling time with God and sitting in his presence. Matthew 6:6 (The secret place), James 4:8, Matthew 6:33

[00:7:44] Your revelation about church: not to host encounters with God, not to revive, not to encourage, but the church’s purpose is to fulfill the works of the ministry. The church is the overflow of our relationship with God.

[00:10:14] Check your heart. Why am I doing what I’m doing? Be a giver. Give encouragement. Colossians 2:23, Galatians 1:10

[00:13:04] When called to ministry: 1. Serve God. 2. Have clear boundaries (recommended Boundaries by Henry Cloud) 3. Bring God into serving at the church (pray while serving)

[00:15:52] Galatians 5:13

[00:16:27] Identity only comes from God. Fresh identity comes from sonship and daughtership in His Presence. His purpose for you will be clear, but identity must come from God, not our doings.

[00:17:38] Recap: Keep God first, check your heart, and bring God into your serving. Be ready!

[00:19:09] Final challenge: what if no-one says you’re doing a good job. Make sure your identity comes from God and not pleasing man.

[00:19:55] Steps to take if finding identity is a struggle: Pray, restore your mindset, repent, no shame, do not be discouraged.

[00:20:19] Closing prayer.
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