Today and tomorrow our church will be paying close attention to the command of Jesus to serve one another. Servanthood marks the character of the church. Every born again believer in Jesus is called to serve others like Jesus served others. He said, “Who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as one who serves” (Luke 22:27). Jesus is our example in serving others. No one ever served like He did. He laid down His life in service, and without His sacrifice, none of us would be saved. Salvation is a product of His service. We are called to give ourselves as living sacrifices in service for the sake of others, “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship” (Romans 12:1).
Reverend Ricky Thrasher
Preaching and teaching today and tomorrow, our friend and co-laborer in Christ will help us in our desire to become more like Jesus in our service to God and to each other. Brother Ricky serves Georgia Baptists in volunteer ministries and chaplaincy all across Georgia. I’ve known him for years and I know he has the heart of a servant. I pray you will commit yourself to participate in the studies tonight beginning at 5:00 pm and then again tomorrow evening beginning at 6:30 pm. We will be studying together under Brother Ricky’s leadership an old book entitled, “THE BAPTIST DEACON.” Deacons are called and elected to serve others within the membership of Grace. Surely, deacons must display a servant’s heart and manner. But they are not the only one’s called to serve. All of us are called to serve.
I pray that our women and young adults will join in the timely and spiritual opportunity to listen to God’s word and share together how God can use you in service. The younger members of our church family will become our future servant leaders. God is going to plant the seeds of love and commitment with our teenagers and 20 something’s that will grow and bloom as time passes. We are to become a people who are “Saved to Serve not Sit and Soak.”
I look forward to seeing you and sharing with you what God has to say to us today and tomorrow.