Service

She Has Done What She Could (Mark 14:3-9)

She Has Done What She Could (Mark 14:3-9)

Some limitations are legitimate. Others may be comfort zone issues. But accepting genuine limitations is part of life. They are not intended to make us feel inferior to others or inadequate for making a difference in God's Kingdom. We look at some biblical examples of those who made a tremendous difference even while facing limitations.

The Absent Lord (Matthew 25:31-46)

The Absent Lord (Matthew 25:31-46)

In Matthew 24-25, Jesus tells 4 consecutive parables that share some common threads. They are judgment scenarios in which a "lord" is absent for a time, others are left with tasks to do in his absence, and upon his return some are ready while others are not. The questions for the others upon his return are in relation to their "stewardship" of the tasks put in their charge. But if we read these parables closely, we realize that the lord has not been absent after all. He's actually still been among them in disguise...

Slavery in the Bible? (Leviticus 25:38-46)

Slavery in the Bible? (Leviticus 25:38-46)

Slavery has been officially outlawed in every nation in the world (although it sadly still occurs in many forms). So why do we read of its existence in the Bible, even at times among the people of God? We explore this important question.

The Gift of Leadership (Mark 10:35-45)

The Gift of Leadership (Mark 10:35-45)

We compare and contrast the worldly models of leadership with the principles we learn from Jesus Himself

Grace-Gifts (Romans 12:6-8)

Grace-Gifts (Romans 12:6-8)

An overview of spiritual gifts and the Bible's emphasis on grace 

Servant-Leadership in Action (Acts 6:1-7)

Servant-Leadership in Action (Acts 6:1-7)

Acts 6 provides insight into what appears to be the beginnings of selecting deacons for delegation of areas of service. We look at this passage to see what can we can learn about all forms of leadership.