On Sunday mornings or through other channels, you hear us talk about serving a lot. You probably think “I know, I know, you need warm bodies to fill slots at the church”. Well, yes we do, but it goes much deeper than that. Over the course of the next several posts, I’ll share bits and pieces about serving, what it means and what it looks like, here at Gateway.
We do a decent job of sharing areas to serve and expressing a need (the ‘what’ and the ‘how’), but admittedly, talking about the most important question of WHY to serve, isn’t talked about much.
For starters, check out Ephesians 4: 1-7, 11-16. This is the clearest look at why serving God through serving others, is so vitally important. In a nutshell, serving brings unity in the body of Christ, as we all do our part.
Rick Warren puts it this way:
“…service is not something to be tacked onto our schedules if we can spare the time. It is the heart of the Christian life. Jesus came 'to serve' and 'to give'—and those two verbs should define your life on earth, too.”