An English professor wrote the words, "woman without her man is nothing" on the blackboard and directed the students to punctuate it correctly. The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing." The women wrote: "Woman! Without her, man is nothing." Words can mean different things, what we emphasize makes all the difference!
Matthew 20:25-26: “But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.”
For some time, we’ve been emphasizing servanthood. It probably seems like we emphasize a variety of things in our church: missions, getting out of debt, purchasing transportation, but the underlying goal and purpose of all of these things is ministry or serving the Lord and others. The Bible teaches us that, like a body, a church is made of different members with different ways to serve, but they are all important to the body.
This past weekend, it was exciting to see so many members serving! We had members of the church at the park, serving coffee and hot chocolate before and after the city’s Egg hunt and inviting the participants to worship with us on Easter. At the same time, we had about 20 members serving at our church through cleaning, painting, and other projects. Every Sunday we have a crew of people serving as teachers, leaders, caring for children and leading in worship, but this week we had some cooking up breakfast. So many members, so many opportunities to serve. And THANK YOU! That’s a big thank you, to all that served.
James 1:22 tells us to be doers of the Word, not just hearers. We need to study God’s Word as much as we can because the Lord can transform us, encourage us, strengthen us, convict us and develop our faith through the power of His word. Knowing Bible Trivia is not enough, His Word prepares us to serve!
It’s not how much you know, but Who you know (Jesus) and that knowledge is seen in our service to Him and others. Thank you for serving!