…the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
From Matthew 20:28
Those who are growing in Christ long to serve.
Through His substitutionary sacrifice, Jesus poured out the love of God on us. Likewise, Jesus’ followers look for opportunities to show God’s love to others.
This gets practical.
As practical as putting together boxed lunches.
Recently, a Christ Community Chapel community group volunteered to create about 90 boxed lunches for people at a Rahab Ministries training event. The group members saw it as a great ‘hands on’ chance to support those at Rahab who reach, rescue and redeem women ensnared in sex trafficking.
It also gets joyful!
As we live out the Gospel by serving, we are reminded how much Jesus, our savior, has done out of love for us. One of the ways God restores to us the joy of our salvation and our thankfulness is by having us serve in His name. This community group has found great joy and enthusiasm in acting as the hands and feet of Jesus to help others!
Get yourself some joy!
If your community group is looking for ways to serve in Jesus’ name, contact Barbara Ammirati of Christ Community Chapel’s Local Outreach team: email@example.com .
If you’re not yet in a Community Group, and would like some growth, joy and fellowship, contact CCC’s Pastor Mike Holwerda: firstname.lastname@example.org .