Thursday, 2 September 2010

Called to Serve

Without a doubt we live in a celebrity obsessed culture. Their lifestyle and viewpoints are often heralded as desirable and authoritative; their fame and status celebrated. We can learn from many of them but we also need to remind ourselves of what true greatness is.
When Jesus was asked about promotion in His kingdom he replied “whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave” (Matt 20v26).

This kind of teaching flies in the face of the culture we live in and yet Jesus lived out what he taught. Over the next month we are going to look at what it means for us to follow Jesus in ‘taking on the nature of a servant’ (Phil 2v7). It doesn’t come easily to most of us but we are expecting the Holy Spirit to be at work as we continue our journey as a community of people.

Our identity as ‘Servants of God & Others’ is both beautiful and self beneficial. As we pursue true greatness we will become more like Him ‘Who came not to be served, but to serve, and gave His life as a ransom for others’.

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