Getting up to serve
of the most urgent necessities amid the church is that all the children
of God get up to serve. Too much time hearing sermons has left the children
of God with a great deal of knowledge that has not always been accompanied
with the works that He demands.
the Lord got up from the supper and took the towel to wash his disciples'
feet, he was giving a practical lesson about the attitude of a true servant.
The action of 'getting up' implies leaving the position of rest in which
on eats, to serve others. In one sense, we are always seated (in the heavenly
realms in Christ), but as for Christian service, the position is one of
descending to the feet of the saints.
aware of this lack amid the people of God, we have dedicated this edition
of Living Waters toward this important matter. We hope that the word published
here opens the eyes of many, and clarifies the doubts of the heart so
that God's desire is completed; that each child is a worker in His vineyard.
in this edition, we share with you the second of the prophetic messages
that brother Christian Chen shared in Ranchillo (Chile), and we put to
your disposition a word and testimony of God's dear servant Andrew Murray,
used so greatly by God in the XIX century. We hope these and other readings
that we have incorporated in this edition be of blessing for the people
of God, whom we want to serve, as an expression of love toward He who
loved us so much.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
The final phase of Gods work
The Lords prophecies concerning Israel have a direct relationship
with the future of the Church. Christian Chen.
The work of God
One of the biggest faults in the church has been in not
knowing what the work of God is. Before looking for new methods to carry
out, it is necessary to be clear about the nature and the content of
that work. Roberto Sáez.
Service is something spiritual
Although in some Christian contexts the ministry of all
the saints is being recovered, the danger of introducing secular models
of administration and service still exists. Rodrigo Abarca.
All can serve
The apostle Paul enunciates two great spheres of service
for all the saints, of whom none are exempt, not even the smallest.
The most excellent Servant
Mark was the instrument that God chose to write the briefest
and simplest gospel in which Jesus is depicted as the Servant of God.
Why did God choose this man for this important depiction? Which of Jesus'
features stand out in this gospel? Eliseo Apablaza.
Whoever serves me...
True service to God comes from one whose own life has
been put away, so that only Christ is seen. Gonzalo Sepúlveda.
God's burden in His servants
God's true burden is expressed in a genuine service to
the saints. César Albino.
service from God's standpoint
The true Christian ministry is he who contributes
to the fullness of Christ, and this can only be achieved by a servant
who follows and ministers Christ Himself. T. Austin-Sparks.
The parable of the bamboo
The author has taken this fact as a basis for a parable.
B. E. Newcombe.
Daily fellowship with God
What did God produce in Abraham that, finding him later,
could say of him Abraham, my friend? Andrew Murray.
mother in the service of God
The legitimate affections of a mother for her children
can enter into conflict with the will of God. Marcelo Diaz.
IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH
Andrew Murray, the remarkable South African preacher
and writer, author of more than 250 books, is one of the great teachers
given by God to the Church. His vast work is a continuous source of
inspiration for Christians of diverse generations.
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