8th March 2015
‘You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.’ Galatians 5:13 (NIV)
We are saved to serve each other.
Many people have the misconception that being ‘called’ by God is something that only missionaries, pastors, nuns, and other church leaders experience. But the Bible says that everyone is called to serve God by serving others. We are not saved by serving, but we are saved for serving.
Because of our sin, we are unworthy of ever getting to heaven. However, Jesus Christ has paid our sentence for us and freed us from sin and death. We, too, are faced with a choice – what will I do with my freedom? Will I continue to do the things that make me unworthy of spending eternity with God, like serving myself and looking after my own interests? Or will I go in a different direction and serve others as Christ served me?
Question to Consider
How will you serve someone in your church or group today?
Pray that God will give you a willing heart to serve others in love.
These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King's Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.
Posted by King's Church London
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham, Lee and Beckenham. The church has seen continued growth since the mid-1990s, both in terms of size and diversity.
As well as leading King’s, Steve hosts and leads Newfrontiers, a fellowship of apostolic leaders with hundreds of churches around the world.
Steve is married to Deb. They have three grown up sons and one grandson.