Sunday Sermon Notes–Servolution: Starting a Revolution in Your Church

This past Sunday I was recovering from apparent food poisoning, so Mike Monica stepped in and delivered the message.  Below are his notes with a few additions. 

Servolution: Starting a Revolution in your Church
A Message By Michael Monica at Living Waters Community Church

Acts 6:1-8

1 In those days, as the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution.
2 Then the Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, “It would not be right for us to give up preaching about God to wait on tables.
3 Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty.
4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the preaching ministry.”
5 The proposal pleased the whole company. So they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a • proselyte from Antioch.
6 They had them stand before the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
7 So the preaching about God flourished, the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith.
8 Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people.

Characteristics of a servant.
(Rom. 12:-8, Mark 10:45, Phil 2:5, Matt. 25-46, James 2:14-17)
a. Jesus came to _____________(Serve)
b. Our attitude should be like ____________ (Jesus)
c. We are judged according to our _________ (deeds)
d. If we believe we will __________ (serve.)

Note: Our acceptance into heaven is based on belief, not works.  Our works are merely an overflow of what we believe.

Honor (Romans 12:10 & 13:7)
a. Honor God __________ (First)

Opportunity (Gal. 6:10)
a. Disciples of Jesus don’t see problems, they see _____________ (ministry opportunities)

Willing (John 13:1)
a. Are you willing to wash the feet (serve) those who will betray, deny and abandon you?

Hospitality (1 Peter 4:9-10)
a. We are called to show _______ (hospitality) and _______ (serve) through God’s grace.

Objection or Ordained (Acts 6:6)
Do you complain about problems or serve through them?
a. Complaining magnifies the _______ (problem), minimizes what is ______ (right) and misses what is _______ (important).
b. We are blessed to give our ______(time), _________(talent) and ______(finances)

Prosperity (Acts 6:7)
a. Service propels the ________ (Gospel message).

Everyone (John 3:16, Eph 2:8)
a. Because God loves us, he served us.
b. Service is about _________ (teamwork) and _________(family)
c. Service allows ____________(everyone) the opportunity to hear the gospel message.

Q & A
1. Is this __________ worth your time? (Church)
2. Are _________ worth your time? (People)
3. Is ________ worth your time? (Jesus)


About bigdbentley

MEET DAVE "BIG D" BENTLEY - A MAN OF MANY HATS I wear a lot of hats in the course of my life. I wear the "husband hat" with my wife, Andie, whom I have been married to for 26 years. I wear the "daddy hat" with my children, Danielle and David, and their spouses, Micah and Tracie. I am privileged to don my "Papa hat" with my two gorgeous grand-daughters, Amaria and Jaydan, and my energetic grandson, Jethro. I wear the "pastor hat" with my church congregation in Wallingford, Vermont. I have served churches in West Virginia, Alabama, Florida and Vermont. In December of last year my wife and I accepted the call to serve in Wallingford, Vermont. In addition to this variety of caps, I am a student, attending Liberty University to receive a Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education as well as secondary Language Arts. My hobbies tend to revolve around my family, so they include, camping, traveling, playing board games, and spending time with them. In addition I enjoy reading, rainy days, listening to and playing worship songs, and cooking.

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