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Mike Henry Sr.



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849 Appreciation as Ministry - 1 Corinthians 13:13

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Do you appreciate other people?   Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love—but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (CSB)   Ministry is service. When we serve others, so they might see Jesus, we're in ministry.   Everyone wants to be appreciated. Even those that seem to reject appreciation do so because they believe there's a hidden motive. But we all want to be valued, appreciated, first in someone else's mind.   The Bible calls it love. But in our Western world, love has too many other connotations. So our second daily habit is to appreciate others. Appreciating others is speaking to them in their love language. We need to genuinely appreciate them so they will feel genuine appreciation. We know Christ loves them. He died for them. We established yesterday they're our brothers and sisters so we should show them some love or appreciation too.   This verse and this chapter reminds us that anything we do, if we don't do it out of love, it's nothing.   Today, let's show some appreciation for the people we typically don't even notice. Someone cleaned up where you are. Someone delivered your mail. The police and fire protect you. So does the military. Appreciation is one way we serve others. And we're the only limit on the supply of appreciation. We can always ship more appreciation.   Three things last forever, faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love.   If this podcast or our community is valuable to you, please consider supporting it. We're donor-supported ministry. In 2023, we have a matching partner who will take your new gift to our ministry and double it. Would you consider making a donation. Head over th and click the Donate button in the menu and help us mobilize every workplace Christ-follower.  

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