SERVE YOUR AUDIENCE OF ONE

Amber nervously raised her violin and in the audience she saw her mom—smiling, approving, no judgment or fear, just eager for the best performance in the world. And that’s what Amber did, because of her audience of one. How can you focus more often on Jesus as your audience of One?

Notes And Next Steps

Romans 12:1-8  + Part 3 of the series “Starting Point For Our Mission Ahead"

Be ready to make a difference, maybe right where you were hoping, but maybe somewhere else.

In view of God’s mercy … offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. (Romans 12:1)

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others. (1 Peter 4:10)

…this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:1,2)

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (Romans 12:3)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters … It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3:23,24)

Serve Jesus as your audience of One in whatever you do.

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. (Romans 12:4-6)

 

CROSSTALK

 

                          1. Here are some gifts mentioned in the Bible. Which of them do you possess, or you can see this gift in a person who is sitting near you. “The gift of _______ is here!”
                            A. Speaking
                            B. Wisdom in decision-making
                            C. Serving and helping
                            D. Knowledge about God and His Word
                            E. Teaching
                            F. Faith
                            G. Encouraging
                            H. Giving generously
                            I.  Leadership
                            J.  Showing mercy
                            K. Planning and organizing
                          2. Which is God’s purpose for you? Apply biblical truths from Romans 12:1-8. Also, 1 Corinthians 13:2 and 14:12, and Moses, David or Esther.
                          3. Compare inviting a person to believe in Jesus to inviting a person to church. What is similar? What is different?
                            A. Serving in an area of the church’s need
                            B. Serving in my area of interest and passion
                            C. Both
                          4. Which is God’s purpose for you? Apply the same biblical truths.
                            A. Get the COVID vaccine for humanity’s need
                            B. Avoid the risk of the COVID vaccine which is not my personal choice
                            C. Steward my health for others and first for my audience of One