On Being a Servant of God

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Some people will say that they are not ready to serve God until they get everything right and learn all there is to learn about that ministry. If we have this mindset, we will never serve God because it is not realistic to expect perfect conditions. It is not about the task; it is about whom we serve. Even though the task may be menial, it is not because we are serving the Lord. If we think that a task is menial, we will not put our whole heart and mind into it.

But when we recognize its importance we are able to serve wholeheartedly. God sometimes gives us small tasks to perform to test our faithfulness before He will give us big tasks. A fresh graduate does not start his work life as President of a company. He starts off as a junior Officer and works his way up after he has proven himself to be faithful. I sat where they sat. Morgan what the best collateral was for a loan, and Morgan replied, "Character.

He still goes before His sheep and prepares the way. Sep 16, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: wiersbe. Wiersbe began his ministry in and he didn't have a clear vision of what Christian work was all about. Wiersbe in my opinion is exceptional writer, love his BE series also! His four elements of ministry: 1. Divine Resource 2. The Human Need 3. Loving Channels 4. Ministry takes place when divine resources meet human needs. We are called to live for others -- like Jesus.

In Christian service, a sensitive spirit and tender heart are absolutely essential. We must say-- "Lord, what do you want me to do? Matthew "Jesus did not come to be served; but to serve, and to give his life as a ransome for many. Remember selfishness says-- "What will I get? We are all loving channels of the grace of God. He has us work in His strength, not in our own strength. The love needed for ministry is not a natural ability, it is a supernatural quality that only God can provide. God is as concerned about the servant as He is about the service.

You and I can't do everything but we can do something, which is the ministry that God calls us to fulfill. Jun 01, Kristi rated it it was amazing. On being a servant of God has become my favorite book on the topic of Servanthood and leadership; Warren Weirsbe covers most topics of ministry in succinct but profound chapters which he writes with a very specific audience in mind.

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The book is definitely oriented towards an active member of the church -- however, it really does become irrelevant whether you are the a newbie volunteer at a 50 person parish or a member of staff at a mega-church. The truths written in this book will challenge you On being a servant of God has become my favorite book on the topic of Servanthood and leadership; Warren Weirsbe covers most topics of ministry in succinct but profound chapters which he writes with a very specific audience in mind.

The truths written in this book will challenge you to view your ministry from a more Godly perspective and will engage you in identifying the areas in which you can improve. That has a lot of good information about the challenges of ministry from the perspective of one that's been there. He doesn't offer easy answers, but he does not preach doom and gloom either. He's realistic that it's difficult, but it's good. It's a little old school, so sometimes I had to reread parts because the wording was cumbersome, but overall, the information was helpful and encouraging.

Apr 30, Michelle Barringer rated it it was amazing. If you want to be challenged and encouraged to what being a servant of God is really about and what it takes to be the best for God, then this is a book for you. Not for the faint of heart! Like Wiersbe, I too am "encouraged about the future because God is in it.

It's become one of my "go-to" books for insight, understanding, and encouragement as I continue being a servant of God. Sep 08, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing. This book was such an encouragement to me! I'd recommend it to anyone who serves in the church, particularly pastors, but also ministry leaders and volunteers. It's a good refresher of why we serve, Who we serve, and why it matters. This was my first Wiersbe book, so I didn't know quite what to expect It's a fast read, but there's a lot to chew over, so I spread out the read over about a month.

This is a book worth underlining. A lot of wisdom here. Feb 06, Becky Hintz rated it it was amazing Shelves: ministry. This is a genuinely helpful devotional book for those in the ministry. Wiersbe pours all his years of experience and wisdom into 30 brief chapters, addressing everything from envy to money to knowing when to leave a ministry.

I highlighted more quotes than I can count, and will certainly re-read in years to come. Nov 12, Crissy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: All Christians. Shelves: christian-living-books , classic-i-love-books. This book helped me to realize my role as a servant, like Christ was a servant. With all the psuedo-christian books out there about "getting your best life now" this one really brings it home that its not about living the "Good life" but its about living A GOOD LIFE for others and not your own selfish desires.

I loved it. Oct 24, Mark Clements rated it it was amazing. This is one of my few "read over and over and over again" books. Wiersbe distills his years of experience into 31 bite-sized chapters. He is imminently quotable and easy to read. From "how to leave a ministry" to talking about money, he injects common sense into many subjects. A great little book. I have read it a few times over the years and it is always encouraging and a helpful perspective. May 16, Sherrie rated it really liked it.

Leaders of any group or organization who claim to be servants of GOD should get this book and should read it at least once every six months. Jan 16, Kayla rated it it was amazing. Book provides great reflection on your Christian walk and how to be better. It's hard out here -- in the world -- and the book acknowledges that well.

Talks about being in the world without "being of the world.

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Easy to read, practical, applicable! I really liked the chat format, easy to read chapters that didn't take a long time to develop.

Recommend to all ministers, full time, part time, or volunteer. Jun 27, Jeff Davis rated it really liked it. I recommend this book to everyone who is a Christ disciple.

On Being A Servant of God

This is one of the books that has truly been influencial to me not only as a pastor, but as a Christian who tries to live in a way that pleases my Father. I have read it multiple times. Feb 21, Philip rated it it was amazing.


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From advice on leaving a ministry to encouragement to those entering the ministry, this book provides helpful advice for the pastor. Even the layman who seeks involvement in the church will learn powerful lessons from this book. This book is a "must read" for every pastor or Christian worker.

Jun 01, Cory rated it it was amazing. Such an awesome book. I might read it again. Aug 26, Peter rated it it was amazing. This is such a soul searching book. I read 10 pages put it down and digest, then read ten more. It's that kind of book. Mar 01, Amanda Conrad rated it it was amazing.

On Being a Servant of God by Warren W. Wiersbe

Can I give a book ten stars? I'd like to give this one ten stars. Oct 03, Tim Senter rated it it was ok Shelves: on-the-shelf. Good read. Some chapters could be more developed. Nov 05, James Williams added it. Amazing book. So useful to know how to effectively serve God and staying the course.

Jul 20, Angelo Terminel rated it really liked it. Each chapter in this book is like a well written and thought thru sermon.