Serving one Another
You would be a hypocrite if you tried to produce right actions with wrong motives and attitudes. We want people to have proper spiritual attitudes rather than conformity, merely conforming, doing the right things for the wrong reasons. We're not interested in conforming people to a set of external rules. We’re interested in cultivating proper attitudes that honor God and make the church what it should be: A whole, healthy, productive representative of Jesus Christ.
There must be evidence of life, an outflow of the internal attitudes, having learned obedience, obeying God at any cost without compromise. Those attitudes include one of humiity, seeing other people as more important than himself. Humility is the starting point for love. The result is people meeting others needs.
There is building of relationships where people are working together to overcome impossible obstacles. It is the people working together, meeting needs, helping others, showing their obedience to God, because of an inward humility, resulting in love that is not only in Word or tongue, but in deed and in truth.
If there are people, there are needs, sometimes many. If a church has a large number of people, then there are going to be a large number of needs. Serving can be done by fulfilling a function within the church, but more often, serving others is not related to church designed programs. Just because you don’t teach a class or lead a youth group, or sweep the floor does not give you the opportunity to say
“I don’t have anything to do” or that “I’m not needed”.
Phillipians 2:5-8 reads “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind, let each esteem others better than himself. Look out only for your own interests but also for the interests of others.” Our first task is to train our minds to look at others first, to consider them, and to put their needs before ours.
Servants cannot have there own self-interest at stake. Servants must work as a team pulling in the same direction. They have one goal and that is to be others- oriented. And you will see needs, ones that you can meet. This is not the activity of an elite class, but of those looking out for the interests of others first. It is personal and practical. It is a choice: To be under the authority of God, and it results is serving
serving others in love.
It is our position: Of being a servant, of ministering to others. Read 1 Corinthians 4:1 – 5.
In 1 Corinthians 4:1, Paul said, Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ.
In other words, When the time comes to render a judgment about my co-workers and me;
Let it be said that we were servants of Christ.