God's Hospitable Heart in a Server - John Van Sloten

February 16, 2014

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryHave you ever seen or experienced the image of God at a restaurant? Pastor John continues our God@Work series by looking at the job of a server.

“Who would you rather be: the one who eats the dinner or the one who serves the dinner? You’d rather eat and be served, right? But I’ve taken my place among you as the one who serves.”
Jesus in Luke 22:27, MSG

“I imagine God values any hard work as good work, and loves the idea of connecting with another person by acting selflessly, patiently, gently, or kindly to them, as a server might.”
Sarah, a former server

“The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
a scrubby plant in a parched field…
 We looked down on him, thought he was scum.”
Isaiah 53:2-3, MSG

"A person who is nice to you, but isn't nice to the server, is not a nice person."
Jen, a server

“[Great service is] about anticipating what someone wants before they realize they want it.”
Bill, a former server

“Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
Jesus in Matthew 6:8, NIV

“The best part about being a server is when you can figure out something extra to do for someone to make their day better, or more special”
Leah, a server

"Ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you..."
Jesus in John 15:7, NIV

“I loved it when people would ask for suggestions, recommendations, pairings, etc…”
Ken, a former server

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined 
what God has prepared
for those who love him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9, NIV

Songs for this service, click to listen/watch.


Never Let Go

All who are Thirsty

Great is thy Faithfulness

Sigh No More

Fix You

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1Corinthians 2:9,Matthew 6:8,Isaiah 53:2-3,Luke 22:27,work,vocation

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