Read: Romans 10:13-15
The second question we have to answer with serving is…What about them? Who exactly are these people that we’re ‘serving’ at church? Why do they need to be served? What are we actually even doing to serve them?These are great questions – and don’t feel bad if you’ve been thinking them! We’d love to explain just exactly what we mean. What we believe is that there is a good and perfect God who loves us. We hurt others, we hurt ourselves, we’ve made mistakes, and yet God still loves us.
However, we also begin to understand that the way that we maybe felt before: hopeless, addicted, weary, depressed, anxious – that there are people who still feel that way because they DON’T know about God’s love for them. And so we start to think: because God has changed our lives, if there’s anything we can do to help someone else experience that, we’ll do it! So on through the church we have the opportunity to make people feel welcome by greeting them, leading them in music, or by teaching their kids about Jesus while they’re able to do the same in church. These are just a few of the ways that we serve because we know how God feels about them. This is why we join the mission.
Text the Daily: Has anyone ever served you when you didn’t expect or deserve it? How did you feel?
Journal Question: Ask God to reveal my gifts, and how I can serve others with the gifts God has given me.
Prayer Starter: Jesus, help me to take my next step in serving through your church.