Serving others can be exhausting. So what is it that motivates us to serve? It’s easy to serve for our own glory, to become wrapped up in our own goodness. Yet God challenges us to serve not out of love for ourselves but to develop the heart of Christ for others.
This guide explores the disciplines of serving and secrecy. Service done in secret can eliminate prideful motivations and help us enjoy partnering with God. We learn to “be” even as we “do.”
Spiritual disciplines are a time-tested means of connecting us to the God who wants to transform our souls. We discover the disciplines in the Bible as we look at the everyday ways Jesus related to God. This series is designed to help us live in God’s presence by incorporating these spiritual practices into our lives.
“Jan Johnson opens a path on which anyone can actually and continuously grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.”
– Dallas Willard, author of Hearing God and The Divine Conspiracy
“For fifty-three years I have taught a required course at Dallas Theological Seminary on the principles of inductive Bible study. I recommend these studies because they are well devised and most provocative guides for first-hand Bible study.
– Howard Hendricks, Distinguished Professor
Chairman, Center for Christian Leadership