Gift of Serving


Illustrated by the life of Timothy




·      See and meet practical needs

·      Free others to achieve

·      Disregard for weariness

·      Difficulty in saying “No”

·      Alert in likes and dislikes (and remember what other likes)

·      Need approval

·      Like short range projects

·      Put extra touches on a job

·      Meet needs quickly (will sacrifice)


Carnal Uses:


·      Giving unrequested help

·      Letting things to be too important

·      Working beyond physical limits

·      Neglecting God-given priorities (neglect needs of own families and often serve others)

·      Reacting to overlooked needs

·      Resenting lack of appreciation

·      Make other people work around their own schedule

·      Being frustrated with time limits

·      Interfering with God’s discipline