Why Should Christian Serve? I answer that question on this week’s episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.
Our service doesn’t save us.
Christians suffer and serve others for others’ good as a way to show God’s care for the world.
Christians serve to build up the body of Christ.
Christians serve to further the gospel.
Christians serve as they are conformed to the image of Christ.
Christians serve because they love God, and it is a privilege to live for Him and His Kingdom because He died for them.
“For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;” Romans 8:29
“…just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10
“But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” 1 Corinthians 12:7
“And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;” Ephesians 4:11-12
“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.” Colossians 1:24
“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16