Saturday, August 7, 2010

Matthew 20:28

Matthew 20:28 is pretty powerful. It says, "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Unlike any other king, Jesus wasn't interested in having people serve Him. He wanted to serve. He wanted to be with people and personally show love to them. You see, Jesus was on a mission to SEEK and to SAVE what was lost (Luke 19). People who had no clue who Jesus was. People who didn't understand the kind of love Jesus is. He wanted to be with them.

In the student ministry, we're calling this year the "Year of Missions." We want to serve. And the really cool thing I love about it is that you don't have to do a big foreign mission trip (absolutely nothing, nothing wrong with that!!) to make known the name of Jesus. My first outreach with CRAVE (our student ministry) was in an inner-city neighborhood right in our backyard. It's amazing what can happen when you just love someone.

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