Serving Becomes You
“not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.” Rom 12:11
It is imperative for God’s elect in the Gospel of God’s Righteousness that constitutes Jesus’ baptism, death and resurrection to know that serving becomes us when we are united with Christ in spiritual union. This spiritual union occurs when we are baptized into Christ Jesus. The Bible explicitly declares that Jesus came to the world not to be served but to serve. As such, elects baptized in Christ are ultimately saved by grace through faith to serve the righteousness of God.
God has bestowed upon us all divine power to serve through our personal knowledge of Christ Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence. The will of the Father is not for us to go out and serve with our own human strength and grit.
Much more than that, the will of the Father is first our sanctification by the Gospel Truth so that we may receive the Holy Spirit Who will serve through us.
In this message I seek to enlarge our understanding on some key ingredients that Jesus adopted during His ministry on earth. Listed below are some indispensable approach required to serve the Gospel of God’s Righteousness.
- Jesus Served With Purpose
Serving becomes us when we do all things in Christ with purpose to glorify God. Throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry, He was purpose oriented when fulfilling the office as a Messiah. He relentlessly proclaimed the Gospel of the Kingdom, administered grace to humanity and demonstrated mighty works as the King of the universe. Elects are anointed by the Holy Spirit to do likewise. The disciples were purpose driven and never lacked in zeal. They served the Gospel with earnest endeavor to bear witness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- Jesus Served With Power
Serving becomes us when we operate through the demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s power. Jesus served with the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. Serving the Gospel is spiritual. The adversary in the spiritual realm constantly wants to undermine our services for the Lord. Human resolve and resilience is not enough to lead one to the saving knowledge of Christ. Our total reliance and guidance by the Holy Spirit is paramount. The disciples served the Gospel with supernatural power. 1 Cor 2:1-5
- Jesus Served With Urgency
Serving becomes us when we serve the Gospel with urgency. Jesus was always on time to serve the dire needs of the people. Salvation from eternal death is the most important thing in one’s life. Death comes like a thief. There is no place for procrastination when we are engaged in the service of the Lord. The disciples serve the Gospel as though there was no tomorrow. The disciples emulated Jesus and showed urgency when evangelizing the lost to fulfill the Great Commission.
- Jesus Served With Love
Serving becomes us when we serve the Gospel with love. The essence of drawing men to God is love. After all, it’s God’s unconditional love that saves us. The disciples served the Gospel with love as though they owed love to men. Elects who have experienced God’s love are duty bound, obligated and indebted to administer the love of God when serving the Gospel to the lost. However, love does not tolerate sin, compromised the purity of the Gospel or dilute the seriousness involved in repentance, faith and judgment. Jesus was unperturbed when establishing the absoluteness of the Gospel message even to those who disagree.
- Jesus Served With Joy
Serving becomes us when we serve the Gospel with joy and gladness. Paul declared that the joy of the Lord was his strength. Jesus endured His baptism and the cross with joy knowing that those who would believe in His righteous act would be saved. Jesus wants His joy and delight to be complete and overflowing in us when serving one another. Nothing can be more joyful than serving the Lord.
- Jesus Served With Compassion
Serving becomes us when we serve others with compassion. Jesus showed utmost empathy and pity towards those who were in need. We were saved by the abundant mercy of God and not because we were wonderful human beings. A heart without compassion is useless to the Master’s work. Likewise, the disciples of Jesus out of compassion laid down their lives for the lost.
- Jesus Served With Humility
Serving becomes us when we serve the Gospel with humility. Our Lord Who is God humbled Himself to be born as a man to serve the Gospel. The humble heart attracts grace. Humility is the hallmark of a true servant. The Spirit of Christ enables us to serve the Gospel in humility. With humility we should be eager and strive earnestly to serve the Gospel of God’s Righteousness in these last days.