Serving in a Serve Me World

Jesus summed up his life in one word -- service.  Mark 10:45 says, “For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to SERVE and give his life as a ransom for many.” Even in heaven Jesus will never stop serving you and me.  In Luke 12:37 it says, “Truly he will dress himself for service and have them recline at the table and he will come and serve them.”

In light of this, we are implored to have the same attitude as Jesus.  In the NIV, Philippians 2:5 says, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”  But this is difficult in the American, suburban, culture we live in.  We like comfort and control and rarely do we think about others.

So, how can we become servants in a serve-me world?  How can we follow the One who rode into Jerusalem on the back of a humble donkey and ushered in his kingdom by dying on a cross?  And how can we see that an outward focused life is the most freeing kind of life of all?

These are the questions I sought to answer in my message last Sunday called, A LIFE of Service.  You can watch or listen here.