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Review – Increasing in Wisdom. Limits on Godly zeal Must be exercised with moral integrity Must be exercised in spiritual battles Zeal of OT figures Expressing our zeal wisely: Understand our battlefield/weapons (Eph. 6) Understand why we fight Understand our citizenship.

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Review – Increasing in Wisdom

  • Limits on Godly zeal

    • Must be exercised with moral integrity

    • Must be exercised in spiritual battles

  • Zeal of OT figures

  • Expressing our zeal wisely:

    • Understand our battlefield/weapons (Eph. 6)

    • Understand why we fight

    • Understand our citizenship


Embracing Loving Service

Motivation for Our Zeal (1 Cor. 1:1-3)

  • Good works indicative of great zeal?

  • What can make them of no value?


Embracing Loving Service

Zeal with Loving Service: Phinehas

  • Num. 25:1-18 – Zeal in Atonement

    • How does God describe the actions of Phinehas?

    • Was there any selfish ambition evident?

    • Was love for God and his people evident?


Embracing Loving Service

Zeal with Loving Service: Phinehas

  • Joshua 22 – Zeal in Peacemaking

    • What was the belief about the altar? (vv. 16-20)

    • What was the truth about the altar? (vv. 26-28)

    • What was Phinehas’ response upon learning the truth? (v. 31)

    • Why did Phinehas act as he did?


Embracing Loving Service

Zeal with Loving Service: Phinehas

  • Why did Phinehas have zeal with loving service?

    • How does God see sin? (Isa. 59:2; Rom. 6:23)

    • How does God see righteousness? (Jas. 2:23; Job 1:8; Gen. 6:8-9; 2 Pet. 2:5)

When we begin to see sin and righteousness as God sees them, it will deepen our love for Him and for others, making our zeal more fruitful.


Review – Embracing Loving Service

  • 1 Cor. 13:1-3 – Service without love is meaningless

  • The Example of Phinehas

    • Zeal in atonement (Num. 25:1-18)

    • Zeal in peacemaking (Josh. 22)


Embracing Loving Service

The Role of Love

  • How is one perfected?

    • 2 Cor. 12:9

    • 1 Cor. 15:10

  • Some of God’s greatest workers were imperfect:

    • 2 Cor. 8:1-5

    • 1 Kings 15:11-14

    • 1 Sam. 13:14


Embracing Loving Service

The Role of Love

  • Recognition of imperfection should increase love; it increases our dependence on God’s mercy and grace.

    • Lk. 7:41-43

    • Mt. 18:23ff


Embracing Loving Service

The Role of Service

  • Saints & Children . . . but also Servants (Rom. 12:9-18)

  • Service with Humility

    • Mk. 10:42-45; Phil. 2:7

    • Lk. 17:7-10


Embracing Loving Service

The Importance of Love AND Service

  • 1 Cor. 13:1-3

  • Jn. 14:15

  • Jn. 21:15-17

  • Mk. 10:42-45


Embracing Loving Service

The Importance of Love AND Service

  • “One another”

    • Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; Heb. 10:24-25

    • Gal. 5:13-15

    • Rom. 12:9-18

    • Gal. 6:1-2

    • 1 Pet. 1:22

    • 1 Pet. 4:8-10

    • 1 Pet. 5:5


“Love for God is the supreme quality of the Christian heart. When it’s ignited with zealous service, [our] spiritual fire will shine beautifully against the darkness of sin. [We] must be determined to see as God sees and do as God says.” (Lifelong Zeal, pp. 46-47)


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