Mark 10:45 For even the Son of
Man did not come to be served,
but to serve, and to give his life
as a ransom for many.”
“Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The
Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His
sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence.
Then He bade them, "Follow Me." There is need of coming close to the
people by personal effort. If less time were given to sermonizing, and
more time were spent in personal ministry, greater results would be
seen. The poor are to be relieved, the sick cared for, the sorrowing
and the bereaved comforted, the ignorant instructed, the
inexperienced counseled. We are to weep with those that weep, and
rejoice with those that rejoice. Accompanied by the power of persuasion,
the power of prayer, the power of the love of God, this work will not,
cannot, be without fruit.” (Ministry of Healing 143-144)
Evangelism Through Service
Acts of Love + Persistent Over
Time = Openness to the Spiritual
Reason #2 – Shallow. “Among Mosaics, the most
common perception of churches is that they are
boring. Easy platitudes, proof texting, and
formulaic slogans have anesthetized many young
adults, leaving them with no idea of the gravity
and power of following Christ. Few young
Christians can coherently connect their faith with
their gifts, abilities, and passions. In other words,
the Christianity they received does not give them
a sense of calling.”
Percentage of 18- to 29-year-olds who have a Christian background
completely true of me, completely or mostly true of me
Church is boring. 16% 31%
Faith is not relevant to my career or my interests. 13% 24%
My church does not prepare me for real life. 9% 23%
Served the poor through my church 24% 20%
Learned about how Christians can positively contribute to society 28% 28%
Learned to view my gifts and passions as part of God’s calling 25% 26%
Better understood my purpose in life through church 23% 25%
Learned how the Bible applies to my field or interest area 10% 16%
Romans 2:4 (NASB) “Or do you
think lightly of the riches of His
kindness and tolerance and
patience, not knowing that the
kindness of God leads you to
Think for a moment about the implications:
a. Fact- God’s kindness leads to repentance.
How is his kindness shown to people?
b. Fact- God’s kindness is expressed by the
works of his people towards others!
c. Fact- God’s kindness, when expressed,
causes others to praise God.
1. We serve because of Jesus. He is the reason we serve.
He commanded it, modeled and blesses it. Ephesians 6:7
2. We serve others. It’s not about feeling good about
ourselves. It’s not about listing, publishing, or congratulating
ourselves for being service oriented once a year. It’s about
meeting the needs of our communities with an “others
focused” spirit. Galatians 5:13
3. We serve without expectations. Free means free. We look
for opportunities to share God’s love, but we serve with no
strings attached, we take no donations, and we never
charge. Mathew 6:2-4
John 12:26, Jesus said, "My Father will
honor the ones who serve Me."
Matthew 25:21 He says, "Well done
good and faithful servants. You've been
faithful in a few things. I'll put you in
charge of many things. Come and share
your master's happiness."
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