Saved To Serve

March 11, 2015 Save Article

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Romans 15-16
(Program 2097DVD, Airing on 8-22)

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. We are saved to serve.
      1. We should be ministers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
        1. Romans 15:8
        2. Romans 15:16
        3. Romans 15:25
        4. Romans 15:31
        5. Romans 16:1
    2. There is no such thing as an inactive church member.
      1. We are either building up or tearing down the church.
        1. Matthew 12:30
  2. SAVED TO SERVE
    1. The ministry of encouragement
      1. Romans 15:1-7
        1. Key verse: Romans 15:5
          1. “The God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded.”
            1. “Consolation” means encouragement.
          2. We are to encourage the weaker Christian. We are not here to please ourselves.
            1. Romans 15:2
    2. The ministry of evangelism
      1. Jesus came as an evangelist to seek and to save.
        1. Romans 15:8
        2. John 4:2
        3. Romans 15:16
    3. The ministry of giving
      1. Romans 15:25-27
      2. Giving is a form of worship to God.
      3. We are debtors to Jesus Christ.
    4. The ministry of prayer
      1. Romans 15:30-31
    5. The ministry of fellowship
  3. HOW SHOULD WE MINISTER TO OTHERS?
    1. By receiving
      1. Romans 16:2
    2. By greeting
      1. Romans 16:3
    3. By loving
      1. Romans 16:5
    4. By helping
      1. Romans 16:6
    5. By honoring
      1. Romans 16:7
    6. By guarding against false doctrine
      1. Romans 16:17-18

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