Scripture: 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.
Devotional: As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to model His life and example in every way. In this passage, we see the purpose of Jesus’ life on earth – to serve others and give His life as a ransom for many. You may not be called to die for the cause of Christ, but you are surely called to live for His cause, and to sacrifice yourself on behalf of others. Serving is an integral part of your calling as a Christ follower.
This week we are focusing on the opportunities we have to serve as the body of Christ here at Sunnybrook. In the church, in our community, and in the world. Your individual acts of service are integral to how we function as the body. You represent yourself, the church and Jesus Christ each and every day. And when you live a life of service, you stand out, especially to those who are far from God. We live in a culture where self-serving is the norm; when you live counter culturally to that, people will take notice. And you will have an opportunity to share the reason for your selfless ways. (1 Peter 3:15)
- In what ways are you currently serving:
- In the church?
- In the community?
- In the world?
- Consider each of these areas and how you might step up your game, displaying the image of Christ as you do.