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Working, giving and serving do not make one a Christian. Becoming a Christian makes you a worker, a giver and a servant. Working, giving and serving are marks of a Christian. If you are not working, giving and serving, you are probably not a Christian. You are certainly not a good Christian and you are not a happy Christian. And you should certainly not be followed or copied.

Acts 20:35: I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Ephesians 4:28: Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

In both of these passages, giving is preceded by labor. If it is more blessed to give, then it is also more blessed to labor so you can give than not to labor. It is also more blessed to serve than to be served.

Matthew 20:27-28: And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Spiritual leaders must first and always be laborers, givers and servants. If you know anyone who wants to be a spiritual leader who does not do those things, do not follow him. They are not good spiritual leaders. They are not even good Christians.

Philippians 2:7: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Luke 22:27: For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.

John 13:14-15: If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another*s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

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