What Comes Around Goes AroundPastor Alisa Lasater Wailoo, February 4, 2018
Part of the Spirituality & The Twelve Steps series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
What is “NOT optional” in your life?
Certainly, food, family, and shelter may be a few things on that list. What else? Is there a particular relationship you feel you need to truly be you? Or something you must do like exercise or pray? Bill W., a co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, concluded that “service” or walking alongside other struggling alcoholics was NOT an option for him if he was going to remain sober.
What about you? What role does serving others play in your life?
Read over the Scriptures for this sermon. Then, ask yourself how Step 11 (on prayer) and Step 12 (sharing the message and serving those still struggling) are connected, and spend some time in prayer. Ask where and with whom God may be asking you to serve. And remember, such service may be one way God keeps you on the journey of faith and freedom that God has for you.
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A Maskil of Asaph.
78:1 Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
2 I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3 things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done. (ESV)
21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. (ESV)
8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. (ESV)