Series: The "S" Word
Sunday, January 28th, 2018: “The "F” Word • Pastor David R. Stokes
This is one of the longest chapters in the Old Testament, but well worth reading and examining. It’s the story of Abraham directing his chief servant to travel 450 miles to find a wife for his son Isaac. Though the servant is unnamed in the story, we recognize him from an earlier reference as Eliezer of Damascus.
The story is filled with powerful lessons about what it really means to be a FAITHFUL SERVANT:
A FAITHFUL SERVANT moves past DISAPPOINTMENT—even SIGNIFICANT
DISAPPOINTMENT. (Genesis 15:1-6)
A FAITHFUL SERVANT makes COMMITMENTS. (Genesis 24:1-9)
A FAITHFUL SERVANT sees God in the DETAILS. (Genesis 24:10-21)
A FAITHFUL SERVANT is a HUMBLE WORSHIPER (Genesis 24:22-27)
A FAITHFUL SERVANT is a BOLD WITNESSS. (Genesis 24:28-33)
A FAITHFUL SERVANT has a sense of URGENCY. (Genesis 24:50-56)
A FAITHFUL SERVANT sees tangible FRUIT. (Genesis 24:61-67)
We’ve been blessed at EXPECTATION CHURCH with a powerful example of this kind of FAITHFUL SERVANT in the life and work of our founding member, William F. White—known affectionately to us as Floyd. He went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the age of 95. We have no doubt that this scripture applies completely to Mr. White:
“His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'”
-- Matthew 25:21 (NKJV)
Can I point to anyone I’ve influenced into the Kingdom of God?
What is the greatest disappointment I have had to serve “through”?