Theme of the Week: Serve
Bible Verse: In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20:35
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 4:8-10
Maybe the most compelling reason to serve is because of Jesus’ example. Time and time again, we find the God of the Heavens and the Earth, the creator of the Universe, the Alpha and the Omega doing things like washing people’s disgusting feet. Jesus’ life certainly sent one message, if nothing else: He was there to serve.
Many times people end up at churches thinking that everything that happens there is for THEM. This is an immature way of viewing church. When God begins to change your life, you quickly realize He was never a consumer, and He didn’t mean for you to be either.
Christians who have been in church for years are often not at church to wash someone’s feet – they’re just there to eat.
And that’s fine, but you can’t do that and claim to follow Jesus. To follow Jesus, we must do what He did, and what He did was serve. His consistent message was not one of self-promotion or pride but of servanthood and humility.
Jesus served, and we follow Jesus. This is why we serve.
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