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May 29, 2018, 9:19 AM

It's Your Serve

We are going through a sermon series on five different purposes you have as a Christian. The one I'm speaking about this week is service. You could argue that we are most like Jesus when we are serving others. 

Jesus said this in Matthew 20:28... just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Jesus did NOT come to be served, but to serve and to give his life. If this was the life calling of Jesus, and we are to become like Jesus, then this is a pretty good life calling for us, too. Here's how you and I can get involved in service. 

1. Look for opportunities to serve. 

There are more opportunities to serve than we could ever handle, but why don't we see them more? We need to be anticipating opportunities to serve. We have to lift our head out of your self-absorbed existence and see others. It's the older man struggling to put his groceries in his car. It's the person who is using change to pay for a loaf of bread. It's the single mom at church struggling with her kids. I could go on and on and on, but you get the drift. We have to be looking for opportunities to serve. Jesus told his disciples that the "harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few." 

2. Have an attitude of service.

Service is about attitude. If you are seeking for everyone to serve you as if planet Earth revolved around your existence you will never see the chance to serve. We need a shift in this. We are good consumers. We are good at taking and consuming, but what about giving? I'm not really talking about money, but just giving of ourselves. Remember that second part of what Jesus said...he gave his life. This was not just about dying for us, but also living for us. 

What if you woke up tomorrow morning before you headed off to work or wherever you had to be and said to yourself, "I'm going to serve today." I'm going to serve the customers. I'm going to serve my co-workers. I'm going to serve my boss. I know your job may not be what you dreamed of when you were a kid, but just think how your attitude would change if you did this. 

3. The impact of service.

We almost expect to get bad service. I know this, because I know the impact good service has on me. When I get a good waitress or waiter who serves me well I'm impressed. I want to tip them well, because they have done a great job of serving. When I talk to someone on the phone about a problem I'm having and they are friendly and helpful and serve me well I want to write them a nice note. When I walk into a store and I'm greeted and I'm asked if I can be helped and they help me...I let them know how much I appreciate it. 

If we know the impact of great service then we should be involved in it. As Christians we should be serving with excellence. We should be making a difference in the way we serve at our job and wherever life takes us. When you start doing this you'll find out that it makes life a lot more fun. You enjoy the menial tasks and duties of life a lot more when you have an attitude about service. 

Go serve someone today! 

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