THURSDAY, AUGUST 22ND Revelation 3:15-16 (NIV)
Worship Grow Serve by: Paulette Herring
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were one or the other! So because you are lukewarm-neither hot nor cold-I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”
In most churches today 80% of the work is done by 20% of the people. Antioch is way better than that. If the church temperature is lukewarm, there are consequences. Also hot and cold churches will be judged by God accordingly. Life is not about what can you get but what you can give. You are God’s creation so you were created to serve!
Sometimes we say I can’t, I don’t have time. Even with all the gadgets and things we have today to save us time we still feel that we don’t have enough time to serve the church in some capacity. We all have 24 hours each day. A lot of us say I can’t. I can’t teach a class, I can’t sing or lead in the music groups, nor play an instrument. A teacher said to her class, we are going to make an I can container. She gave each student a can (paint, glue) and a sheet printed with eyes. We are going to eliminate I can’t from our language and substitute I can, Each student painted their can and glued eyes all over it and it became the Eye Can (I Can) substitute.
Well I can do that but nobody has ever asked me. Bro. Jason asked you Sunday morning, August 18, 2019 to serve Antioch Church. Well I do so much now, I shouldn’t have to do everything and nobody is asking you too.We serve because we were created to serve and to model the characteristics of Christ.
One way to serve is Upward Basketball. This activity is mainly to influence kids for Christ. The church needs, coaches, referees, someone to run the clock, devotionals, refreshments etc. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.