You Were Shaped To Serve Christ

Alderwood Community Church
May 17, 2020

You Were Shaped to Serve Christ
What on Earth am I Here For?

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

Big Idea: You were shaped to serve Christ!

“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28

1. ______________ your identity. “I am a Servant of Jesus Christ.”

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5

2. ______________ and __________________ your unique God given shape.

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

Spiritual Gifts What am I gifted to do?
Heart What do I love to do?
Abilities What skills and natural talents do I have?
Personality Where does my personality best suit me to serve?
Experiences What spiritual/educational/painful experiences have I had?

3. ___________ Christ by serving others.

A. Be _________________

“Two blind men... shouted, ‘Lord, have mercy on us!’... Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want Me to do for you?’ He asked.” Matthew 20:30-32

Barriers that keep us from being available:

(1) Busyness
(2) Self-Centeredness
(3) Materialism
(4) Comparison

B. Be __________________

“The one thing required of servants is that they be faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2

“Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for Him is a waste of time or effort.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (MSG)