service is the spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ. This applies as
much to each aspect of ecclesial life as it does to the manner of
our personal devotion. He who was Lord and Master was at the same
time the chief servant of our God.
will not do to be slipshod in our ecclesial life. We should render
diligent and acceptable service to the best of our abilities even
though those may be limited. This does not mean that the execution
of our duties shall be slick or savour of those methods of business
efficiency which lack warmth, moral fibre and the personal touch.
It does mean that our work shall be carried out with an awareness
that it is for the Lord.
of us are involved in this : some of us are called to special tasks
: all of us need help. The following chapters originally appeared
in The Christadelphian and have been slightly adapted for presentation
in this form. They are offered for the use of fellow-servants in
the hope that our worship shall thereby be helped.