1 Peter 4:10, “Serve one another with the particular gifts God has given each of you.”
Matthew 20:28, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
At FC, we say, “If you’re not serving, you’re swerving!” Why? Because serving is an integral part of our faith. This means, if God has transformed our hearts, we don’t just serve out of obligation, but adoration for who he is and what he’s doing in our lives. By getting outside of ourselves and putting others first, we are obeying God and ushering in unspeakable joy and blessing into our lives.
Here are three great things about serving:
1. God has gifted each of us with unique talents and abilities, and he delights in seeing our giftedness on display within the church.
2. Serving is about community; it’s about working together to build lifelong friendships and leading by example, just as Jesus did for us.
3. It provides opportunities to get new people involved in the life of the church!
No matter where you are within your walk with God, know this: the benefits of serving within his house far outweigh the costs! So, really, the question isn’t why should we serve, but rather, why shouldn’t we?
Maybe you’re kicking the tires on Christianity and thinking about signing up to serve. Or maybe, you’ve been attending regularly and need to get involved. Visit us today at fellowshipchurch.com and check out our numerous serving opportunities.
Dear Lord, thank you for sending Jesus to perfectly model humility and selflessness as he served the masses. Build within me this same desire to place the needs of others before my own, and a willingness to do anything and everything as your servant within the walls of the church and beyond. In Jesus’ name, Amen.