April 16, 2021

What does it take to grow?Day 10

What does it take to grow?Day 10

Mathew 20 talks about the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard Verse 1-7 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing [a] idle, and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, [b] and whatever is right you will receive.’Romans 12:6-8 says “We have different gifts according to the grace given us. If one’s gift is prophecy, let him use it in proportion to his faith; 7if it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.…1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV) 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lucy-paynter/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lucy-paynter/support

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Day 10
Good morning and welcome to today’s Daily insights. This is day 10 of our 
episodes, What does it take to Grow. On behalf of Pastor Lucy Paynter daily 
insights, this is Jane Lenny. 
Today we discuss Habit number 5. In order to grow we need regular exercise –
Service
Serving God is one of the easiest ways to grow fast in your Christian Faith. You 
need to personally hunt for opportunities to serve God in your local assembly...
even if you are not hired.
Mathew 20 talks about the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
Verse 1-7 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in 
the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 Now when he had agreed with the 
laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out 
about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4
and said to 
them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So 
they went. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.
6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing [a]
idle, and 
said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, 
‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, [b]
and 
whatever is right you will receive.’
Most churches offer small group meetings and various ministry opportunities. Pray 
and ask God where he would want you to get "plugged in." Believers who connect 
with other Christians and discover their purpose are the ones who naturally grow in 
their walk with Christ. Sometimes this takes a little time, but most churches offer 
classes or counselling to help you find the place that’s rightDon’t get discouraged if the first thing you try doesn’t seem to fit. Once you get 
involved in a meaningful project with other Christians, you'll see the challenge was 
worth the effort.
Romans 12:6-8 says “We have different gifts according to the grace given us. If 
one’s gift is prophecy, let him use it in proportion to his faith; 7if it is serving, let 
him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8if it is encouraging, let him encourage; 
if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if 
it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.…
Regular physical exercise improves our brain health, weight management, reduce
diseases, strengthens our bones and muscles, and improves our ability to do 
everyday activities. Regular exercise through Christian service grows your faith 
tremendously. Christian service is equivalent to worshiping God, it is exemplifying 
Christ. Service is exhibiting spiritual gifts and co-laboring with God and it is not in 
vain. No one is too old, too young, too inferior, too poor, too rich, too far gone in 
failure and sin, or too useless to serve the Lord and be in His service. All believers 
are by default in full-time Christian service. Ultimately, all service and labor for 
the Lord is never in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV) 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. 
Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord 
because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
On behalf of Pastor Lucy Paynter daily insights, this is Jane Lenny taking you 
through What Does It Take To Grow episodes. Today was day 10 of our episodes.  forTomorrow we look at Habit number 6. In order to grow we need protection –
Temptation. God bless you, Shalom Shalom. you.