“…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
The Lord Jesus made it very clear that one of the defining marks of the Christian life is serving others. Indeed, his death is the ultimate example of service: he gave his life so that guilty sinners like us could be ransomed and go free.
So, we don’t serve in this church out of a sense of guilt, or even duty. We certainly don’t serve in order to raise our profile or prove anything to others. Rather, we serve because we have
a loving, compassionate Saviour who died for us and who called us to follow him in this way. We serve because we have been saved into God’s new community, the church. We serve because we have each been given gifts that can be used to build up the church.
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