SOUL TRAINING: “Secret Service”

This Week’s SOUL TRAINING (Oct 27-Nov 2)

In Matthew 6:3 & 4, Jesus said that one way to combat “Vainglory” (which is all the ways we live to impress others) is to not let “your left hand know what your right hand is doing” and to “give your gifts in private”. This way, your Father who sees everything, will reward you for what is done in private.

So this week, look for opportunities to do just that by being someone’s “secret servant”. Look to serve others quietly and in secret, in order to be a blessing to them as well as to train our souls to serve others without seeking recognition.

Here’s a few practical suggestions for you to consider this week.

  • Do someone’s laundry
  • Fill someone’s car with gas
  • Clean someone’s room
  • Give someone in need some money
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  • Borrow someone’s car at lunch and have it cleaned inside and out
  • Ask God to send you a person in need


Each week throughout the “Good and Beautiful Life” message series, we will be inviting you to engage in a different spiritual practice with God. These practices are intended to help you reflect on and to apply the truth from Sunday’s message (i.e. “Soul Training”). To help you remember these practices and to encourage you to be intentional to engage, each week we will post more information about that week’s practice here (in addition to a weekly email reminder). Our hope and prayer is that many in our church family will meet with Jesus in new and profound ways as we engage in these transformative soul training exercises together!

Let us know about your experience with this practice and how God met with you through it. We’d love to be able to tell encouraging stories like yours to our church family throughout this series! Email JeffDan or Kristyn to share your experience.
This sermon series and the spiritual practices that we will be inviting you to participate in are all based on a book called “The Good and Beautiful Life” by James Bryan Smith. You can purchase the book on Amazon here OR you can purchase a copy on Sundays for $20. We have a limited number available, so email Kristyn if you would like to reserve a copy.