There are some aspects of our culture today that are so different than the culture in Jesus’ time, and then there are other aspects that don’t seem to have changed. One of these is the striving for greatness, power, and authority. That was as much a part of Jesus’ culture as it is today. Even the disciples were arguing amongst themselves about who would be the greatest. But Jesus goes and turns this all upside down, and through His example, urges us to adopt a posture of servant leadership. As one who came to serve, and showed us that in so many ways throughout His life and ministry, He now calls us to take up the position of servant.
What would that look like for us today? Maybe it’s in how we interact with the bus driver on the way to school or work. Maybe it’s in slowing down enough to listen to the people around us, and to be present to them. Maybe it’s in holding our things loosely, and allowing God to work in and through us. Whatever it is, I pray that we’ll be bold enough to step into the opportunities that God puts before us today to serve.
- Pray that God’s Spirit would work powerfully and effectively in all the various activities taking place on our church calendar this weekend.
- Pray for our Young Adults & Worship Arts Pastor, Daunavan Buyer (on sabbatical), his family and his interns, Stephen Alksne, Julia Brown, Calvin Robert, and Grant Mix.
- Pray for our Congregational Life Pastor, Christine Okken.