When Jesus invited us to join the ministry and be part of the great commission, He didn’t tell us it’s going to be easy. He never said that it’s going to be a walk in the park. In fact, he warned that there will be challenges ahead and no one knew this better than the apostles. When you’re living in a world full of compromises and pressures to conform, how do you become a better Christian?
Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
This passage from the book of Mark shows how Jesus sets the ultimate example of service, says Restoration Community Church. Jesus has demonstrated what real serving means and we should follow His example. He didn’t come to earth as the God of the universe; instead, He came as a Man to serve. That is what every believer is called to do. We are not to be deacons, but to be a servant of the members of Christ’s Body, the church. He served to the uttermost, giving His very “life as a ransom for many.”
Romans 12:1-2 “by the mercies of God…present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship…do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
When we accepted Christ into our lives, we made a commitment to follow Him. It was a life changing renewal of the mind. Our old selves ceased to exist and a new one has come. Therefore, we must preserve our new selves in order to be acceptable and perfect before God. This means abandoning our worldly habits, not giving in to bodily desires, and worshiping Him.
Matthew 23:12 “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
The Bible instructs Christians to live a life of humility where we honor God and love our neighbors with all our hearts. Since many of life’s problems stem from the sin of pride, we should make it a personal goal to pursue humility alongside a growing authentic faith.
In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, he told them to “be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.” Just by becoming more Christ like, we can all become better Christians and better servants.