Service Is As Service Does
Publication date: November 2006
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)
Service Is As Service Does accents the practical and diverse character of ministry. Initially, the text sketches Jesus' life as a prime incentive. After that, it considers Charles Sheldon's In His Steps as an extended case study. Then, in turn, it takes up fourteen avenues of service. In particular, these concern prayer, truth, celebration, forgiveness, proclamation, civility, triad (consisting of faith, hope, and love), deeds, calling, friendliness, burden bearing, justice, mercy, and creativity. A varied selection, it is calculated to achieve three noteworthy purposes. First, to expand the range of service. Second, to enhance our appreciation of its critical importance. Finally, to identify some of the factors that led to success. In metaphorical terms, let us wrap towels around our waists and wash one another's feet (recalling an incident in Jesus' life and ministry). The remainder amounts to commentary.