Service & Secrecy

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830820962
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2003
  • Series: Spiritual Disciplines Bible Studies
  • Pages: 63
  • Sales rank: 1,211,504
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Johnson, a spiritual director and a frequent speaker at retreats and conferences, is based near Los Angeles, California. She is the author of numerous books and Bible studies, including Invitation to the Jesus Life, Enjoying the Presence of God, Growing Compassionate Kids and When the Soul Listens. She is also coauthor (with Dallas Willard and Keith Matthews) of Dallas Willard's Study Guide to "The Divine Conspiracy."

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Table of Contents

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
Study Notes
Sources

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