How can I serve joyfully?

How can I serve joyfully?

In this week’s episode, Cameron and Dr. J find themselves in two different studios but able to still tackle some of the same great questions together. After tackling some of your Bible study questions, they turn their sights toward serving. Is serving something destined to be done out of obligation? Actually, no. In fact, it is a beautiful gift from God, but if we are not careful in our stewardship of it, the joy can quickly be snatched away. So, today, our hosts dive into the important topic of cultivating joy in our serving.

03:28 — Are there different levels in Heaven? Some will be called great and some will be called least? So like, you, as a Pastor and what you do, will be called great, but others, maybe quiet Christians, will be not so favored?

07:18 — We read in 1 Peter 3:19-21, “…in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ…” What in the world is Peter talking about here?

10:34 — What does Peter mean when he says “baptism… now saves you?” Does one need to be baptized to be saved?

13:40 — Does Satan have control over earth? Are there limitations to it?

16:05 — We read in Joshua 24:15, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord…” What does that mean exactly to serve the Lord? Does it always look like serving the church or is there more to it than that?

20:19 — Why should we want to serve God? I mean, a lot of prayers are asking Him to do something for us; what can we really do for Him?

24:26 — In what ways is serving a gift from God? In all honesty, there are times where it can be exhausting and, well, we don’t really want to do it.

26:50 — What are some ways I could be serving in my church?

29:49 — How can we protect ourselves from losing the joy of serving?

For more content on this episode’s questions, we invite you to check out a sermon by Dr. Jason Karampatsos in the fifth week of the Own the Vision series at https://nlag.net/sermons/own-the-vision-serving/.

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