1 Corinthians 12:17-19. Christians have served the church for the last 2,000 years. When we serve, we have the opportunity to celebrate unity through diversity for the building up of the local church.
1 Peter 4:7-11. The natural extension from serving God is to serve others. We can be discouraged in our serving, but our hope is in God and His promise to repay us for our service.
At the heart of the Christian life is serving God. Keeping in tension both the duty and delight of serving, we find the missing piece to our sanctification.