A Formatio book. Serving others can be exhausting.
So what is it that motivates you to serve?
It's easy to serve for your own glory--to become wrapped up in your own goodness. Yet God challenges you to serve not out of love for yourself but to develop a Christlike love for others.
In this Bible study guide, Jan Johnson covers the disciplines of service and secrecy. Going deeper in these areas will help you to avoid prideful motivations and to enjoy partnering with God. You learn to "be" even as you "do."
"Jan Johnson gives realistic direction on what we can do to make connecting with God the basis of day to day existence. Such a relationship cannot be handed to us, but we can be led into it by someone who knows the way. She does. She opens a path on which anyone can actually and continuously grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ--anyone, no matter their background or circumstances."
Introducing Service Secrecy
1. Doing Flows Out of Being - Nehemiah 1:1--2:18
2. Jesus' Heart for Others - Luke 8:26-39
3. Service Transforms the Soul - John 13:1-17
4. The Peril of the Hypocritical Heart - Matthew 23:1-37
5. Secrecy As a Discipline - Matthew 6:1-8
6. Simple, Unpretentious Service - Luke 10:25-37
Guidelines for Leaders