Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
True Christian Service Requires a Good Conscience.
Friday, January 30, 2009
True Christian Service Requires a Good Conscience
1CO 10:29 I mean not your own conscience, but the other man’s; for why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience?
HEB 13:18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.
Every Church Age believer is in full-time Christian service.
Service is a RESULT, never a means of fulfilling God’s plan.
You are in full time Christian service whether you like it or not, whether you are good at it or not.
3 Spiritual Skills
The filling of the Holy Spirit
BD circulating in the soul
Execution of God’s divine plan for your life
You must be equipped with doctrine before you can enter into any kind of service.
1/30/09 - witness to 7 people
2/1/09 - present Gospel to 2 people that results in salvation
2/4/09 - find 4 ways to show someone how spiritual I am
6/1/09 - stretch goal: reach spiritual maturity
The Greek word diakonia is used for the spiritual gift of service, ROM 12:7.
The only legitimate good in this world is divine good.
Application of BD circulating in the soul is what produces a good conscience, which clears the way for divine good service.
We are in union with Christ and therefore we have a good conscience toward God because we know that we are accepted, not on the basis of who and what we are, but on the basis of who and what God is.
MAT 11:28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”
Christian service is the result of spiritual growth and momentum, never the means.
Christian service is a legitimate result inside of the divine plan for your life, but not the means of executing that plan.
The divine output of learning doctrine is inevitably service.
DEU 15:11 “For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.’
ROM 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed [daily] by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
True Christian service requires a good conscience.