We’re in a message series called “Four Priorities for Life. Last Sunday, we talked about Loving God through Worship. I hope that you grew in learning to worship God throughout the week. Last week, three of my boys and I attended an Assemblies of God Faith and Science conference in Springfield. We learned from a number of eminent scientists from around the world, how God’s greatness is seen in nature. From remote galaxies to the genetic codes in our cells, God’s incredible design was seen. God’s handiwork was a great opportunity for worship.
Today I’ve entitled my message “Loving God by Serving Others.” This message is going to show how two of our priorities for life are interrelated. In the future, we’re going to be talking about the priority of Loving God’s People. Today, we’re going to talk about how we can express our love for God by serving those in His family. Of course, serving is an expression of our love for people.
Jesus told a parable in Matthew 25 about what is going to happen on judgment day. Jesus will sit on His throne and divide people into two groups that He calls the sheep and the goats. The sheep will go into eternal life with Jesus, whereas the goats will go away to eternal punishment. How does Jesus say that He will decide who is a sheep or a goat? To the sheep Jesus said …
Matthew 25:40 (NIV) “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’