Why should I serve Christ?
Helping someone… it feels good and right.
That is because helping is part of God’s plan for us. He wants us to love one another as He loves us. His plan is to use us to make a life-changing difference in people’s lives. To share with them the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ and His boundless grace.
God has even designed us to serve Him by giving us unique abilities, called Spiritual Gifts that enable us to meet the needs of our community and to enjoy doing it!
Here is what the Bible has to say:
After washing their feet, Jesus put on his robe again and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? You call me Teacher and Lord and you are right, because that is what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done for you…” John 13:10-18
Whoever wants to be a leader, must be a servant. And, whoever wants to be in first place, must be a slave. For even I, the Son of God, came here not to be served but to serve others… Matthew 20:26-28
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but it is the same Holy Spirit who is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service in the church, but it is the same Lord we are serving… A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19-20
...Love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul... Deuteronomy 11:13