Improving Your Serve

Improving Your Serve

by Charles R. Swindoll


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In this classic volume, Charles Swindoll uniquely shows the important aspects of authentic servanthood, such as:

  • What it takes to serve unselfishly
  • Why a servant has such a powerful influence
  • What challenges and rewards a servant can expect

He offers clear guidelines on developing a servant's heart and challenges you to realize the rich rewards promised in a life of authentic Christian servanthood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849945274
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 08/30/2004
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 386,972
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the clear, practical teaching and application of God's Word. He currently pastors Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, and serves as the chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary. His renowned Insight for Living radio program airs around the world. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.

Table of Contents

1Who, Me a Servant? You Gotta Be Kidding!1
Transparent Humanity
Genuine Humility
Absolute Honesty
2A Case for Unselfishness15
Looking Out for Number One
A Proper Perspective
A Biblical Basis
3The Servant As a Giver29
Isn't There a Better Way?
Is All This Biblical?
What Are the Basics?
How Should Servants Give?
How Much Does Giving Cost Us?
Is It Worth It, After All?
4The Servant As a Forgiver45
God's Forgiveness of Us
Our Forgiveness of One Another
How to Make It Happen
5The Servant As a Forgetter61
Can the Mind Ever Forget?
A Close Look at Forgetting
A Challenge: Two Questions
6Thinking Like a Servant Thinks75
Not Mind-Control Slavery
A "Renewed Mind" Is Essential
Natural Thinking in Today's World
Mental Barriers to God's Voice
Supernatural Ability of the "Renewed Mind"
Servanthood Starts in the Mind
7Portrait of a Servant, Part One91
Jesus' Command: "Be Different!"
The Beatitudes: Three Observations
An Analysis of Four Beatitudes
Preliminary Summary and Questions
8Portrait of a Servant, Part Two105
Analysis of Four More Qualities
A Last Look at the Portrait
9The Influence of a Servant121
Keeper of the Spring
Critical Estimation of Our Times
Indispensable Influences for Good
Personal Response to Our Role
10The Perils of a Servant137
Some Common Misconceptions
A Classic Example
Some Lingering Lessons
What's Your Motive?
11The Obedience of a Servant159
A Self Description of Jesus
Illustration of Jesus' Self Description
Appropriation of Christ's Instruction
12The Consequences of Serving175
A Realistic Appraisal of Serving
The Dark Side of Serving
Spelling Out the Consequences
Suggestions for Coping with Consequences
13The Rewards of Serving193
Biblical Facts about Rewards
God's Promises to His Servants
Encouragement to Servants
14A Challenge to Improve Your Serve209
Commissioned to Serve
Of Such Is the Kingdom of Heaven
Can One Person Make a Difference?
A Parable for Our Time
Encouragement to Servants
The Art of Unselfish Living

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Improving Your Serve 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This is a great book. From the subject matter to the author. Great writing, keeps you interested all the way through.
Linda Sherman More than 1 year ago
A great read worth every penny and every moment.