When you decide to act, when you decide to make a difference (even in a small way), you have taken the first step in changing the world.
Jesus tells us time and time again how important it is to serve others as a part of leading a Christian life. A genuine commitment to others is ultimately a commitment to Christ. It will make a difference in the choices you make and even the vocation that you are called to. In the book of Matthew, Jesus says to the people “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” In other words, if you are feeding or clothing the poor, you are doing the same for Jesus.
Reasons To Serve
Grow in your relationship with Christ
Serving on a team, you are surrounded with other believers that can encourage and strengthen your walk with Christ. You are hearing and seeing the Gospel lived out. The Ten Commandments deals with loving people, and there are countless passages that instruct us as believers to serve one another. So when we obey, we can feel it spiritually.
It will help you discover your purpose and feel fulfilled
When you serve and give up your time and energy for someone else, you get emotionally and spiritually recharged. It gives more meaning to your life as a servant of Christ.
Use your skills and talents for the Kingdom
You have incredible skills, talents, and abilities that would be beneficial to your church and community.
Out of obedience to Jesus
Mark 9:35 “And He sat down and called the twelve. And He said to them, “if anyone be first, he must be last of all and servant of all”
Jesus commands us to serve others. When you serve the local church, you are being obedient to what Jesus has called us to.
Following Jesus’ example
Philippians 2:5-7 “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.”
God sent His son to be the ultimate servant. When you serve, you are following the very example Jesus set for us – giving of yourself for other people.