W G S – Serving – Rusty Hutson, February 11, 2018

Why Serving Matters

1. Serving is Tied to our Purpose –

Ephesians 2:10 – “We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works which he prepared beforehand for you to do.” We are hardwired to serve others

2. Serving is a Witness to the World

1 Peter 2:12 – live such good lives among the pagans that when they see your good deeds they will glorify your Father in heaven.

Serving is the thermostat that transforms the temperature of a society – MLK, Jr.

3. Serving Shapes us into the Image of Christ

Matthew 20:26-28

Serving will shape you profoundly — it is hard and Christlike, and choosing to live and die as he did shapes you into a greater image of himself. If we are not shaped by Christ we will be shaped by the world.