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MEANING OF SREVICE

Service is the work done by somebody for an organization or somebody else as a job, duty or favour. It is also the work that somebody can do or does by virtue of their job, profession or training. In this regard, we can say a servant is someone who follows and does the will of his master, receives instructions and learns from him or her.

 

EXAMPLE OF PEOPLE THAT RESPONDED TO CALL TO SERVICE

There were some people who served faithfully according to the Bible. They were so sincere, honest, trustworthy, constant, reliable and dependable in their relationship with others and in the performance of their duties. Joseph and Ruth were the good examples of people that served God and humanity faithfully, that we can emulate today.  Other examples include: Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Caleb, Samuel, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and many others. These were people God entrusted with the service to His people.

 

EVALUATION

  1. What is service?
  2. Mention fifteen people that responded to the call to service  in the Bible.

 

EXAMPLE OF PEOPLE WHO SERVED THE SOCIETY FAITHFULLY

The following people have been proven to serve their societies faithfully at different times of their lives.

  1. Herbert Macaulay
  2. Obafemi Awolowo                             11. Nelson Mandela
  3. Nnamdi Azikwe                                  12. Desmond Tutu
  4. Tafawa Balewa                                   13. Julius Nyerere
  5. Anthony Enahoro                               14. Leopold Senghor
  6. Aminu Kano                                       15. Martin Luther King
  7. Ernest Ikoli
  8. Funmilayo Ransom Kuti
  9. Margaret Ekpo
  10. Jaja Wachukwu

 

Life in God’s Service [1Peter 2:18-25]

Peter advised the servants to be submissive to their masters in all respect, not only to the kind and gentle ones, but even to the difficult ones.

 

Problem of Service:

The following are the problems faced while serving:

  1. Problem of seduction (Gen. 39:7)
  2. Bribery and corruption
  3. Misunderstanding
  4. Hatred and persecution
  5. Denial of right and entitlement
  6. Threat as a result of unrealistic goals/targets.

 

EVALUATION

  1. Mention five people that are currently serving the society.
  2. Give five problems of service.

 

GENERAL EVALUATION

  1. What is the purpose of service in the society?
  2. How can we identify our service in the society?
  3. Can service in the society be bad or poor?
  4. Identify five habits that can destroy ones service to the society.

 

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. Which of these is not a form of service? (a) cleaning  (b)  reading  (c)  teaching  (d)   building
  2. Which of the following has not served in Nigeria before? (a)  Obafemi Awolowo

(b)  Anthony Enahoro  (c)  Desmond Tutu    (d)   Jaja Wachukwu

  1. Which of the following did not serve in the Bible? (a)  David  (b) Samuel   (c)  Desmond Tutu  (d)  Isaiah
  2. All these are good professions except (a)  running  (b)  teaching  (c)  Dancing  (d)  stealing
  3. The following are problems of service except (a) seduction    (b) nepotism  (c) bribery  (d) adoption

 

THEORY

  1. State five conditions that can improve service.
  2. State five types of services that people can engage in.

 

See also

SANHEDRIN

CALL TO REPENTANCE

CONSEQUECES OF DISOBEDIENCE

DISOBEDIENCE

PROBLEMS IN MARRIAGE

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