January 31, 2018 | Wednesday Fellowship Service (+Fr. Erel Villanueva)
Topic: Serving The Lord With Gladness
Psalm 100:2 – Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
“We have been called to serve God.”
2 Timothy 1:8-9 – Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
“We can only serve God if we know God.”
“Growing and serving; knowing and serving; maturing and serving.”
“Faithful people are joyful people.”
Matthew 25:14-21 – Parable of the Talents.
“Always have a thankful heart when serving God – Worship!”
Romans 12:1-3 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
“Serving the Lord with joy and gladness is very important!”
Deuteronomy 28:45 – Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you.
Let us ponder about this thought: “What is the reason why we didn’t serve the Lord joyfully?”