From the Pastor
Pastor Mike Burns
903.567.2072 (Ext. 3002)
Why Should We Serve the
Why is it important and vital to serve in the church?
Previously I gave you five reasons. Now, here are reasons six through ten.
6. Service creates a foundation for growth.
When we live according to Jesus’ example of humility and service, it is like
the “good soil” in Mark 4. In Jesus’ Parable of the Sower, the farmer sows
seeds in many areas, but only the good soil produced grain. If you live like
Christ, you are like the good soil that produces for the harvest!
7. It is the key to God’s blessing! Can we all
just agree that the “every man for himself” approach to church isn’t working?
Can we acknowledge that the “me, mine, and I” focus is not the most economical
approach to expanding the Kingdom? It goes against our selfish nature, but
Jesus says that those who serve the Church “will be blessed”! (John 13:17)
8. It shows God how grateful you are to Him.
It’s simple. How many times have you told a friend, “Thanks – I owe you one”?
In the Old Testament, the priest would have to serve in the temple constantly
because of the sin of the people. But now we (the NT priests), GET TO SERVE
because of our gratitude – not our guilt!
9. It shows others an example of God’s love for
us. Jesus gave of himself – COMPLETELY. Service to the Church is your tangible
expression of your verbal confession to follow Him.
10. Simply put, Jesus says to. If you REALLY
consider him to be the Son of God who died to save you from your sins, his
instructions should carry some significant weight. “I have set you an example
that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is
greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.”
(John 13:15-16, NIV) In fact, just go ahead and read all of John 13!
The possibilities are endless. How has God gifted you? How
can you use your gifts and compassions to serve his Bride whom he loves so
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Published on Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 6:26 AM CDT