Is there any net worth in serving?

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

Becoming like Jesus means becoming servant-hearted. Some may seek to do miracles, but Jesus did not say His first work was that. Some desire recognition, or to exercise the power Jesus functioned in, but He did not say His purpose was to display His power.

Jesus said His primary purpose was that He came to serve—to serve and seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). He came to serve as an example of humility and self-sacrifice (John 13:14,15); even now, He continues to serve as our intercessor, praying to the Father on our behalf (Rom. 8:34).

The primary call to the church is to secure and multiply Jesus’ model of servant-hood by creating an atmosphere and ministry emphasis that produces servants (Eph.4:12). The ability and opportunity to serve are gifts from God; and true growth, when it is pure, will produce the fruit of service.

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