Pursuing Christ, Together

Sunday Mornings

Worship: 9:30am (Classic Blend)
11am (Contemporary Blend)
     (11am also Livestreamed)
Children’s Programming: 9:30am & 11am
Youth: 9:30am
Adult Community Groups: 9:30am & 11am

Self-Righteous Service vs. True Service (from Aug. 9 message)

9 Points to consider as we engage in works of compassion (from Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline):

  • Self-righteous service relies on human effort, whereas true service flows out of a relationship with God.
  • Self-righteous service is impressed with the “big deal,” whereas true service makes no distinction between the large and the small.
  • Self-righteous service requires external rewards, whereas true service rests contented in hiddenness.
  • Self-righteous service is concerned with results, whereas true service is free of the need to calculate them.
  • Self-righteous service picks and chooses whom to serve, whereas true service is indiscriminate in its ministry.
  • Self-righteous service  is affected by moods and whims, whereas true service ministers on the basis of need.
  • Self-righteous service is temporary, whereas true service is ongoing.
  • Self-righteous service is insensitive, whereas true service withholds as freely as it gives.
  • Self-righteous service fractures community, whereas true service builds community.

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