Are you a Servant of Christ?
Servant? – Recently I read a story about a preacher who received a call from a man wanting to be a part of “his church.” Naturally, the preacher was excited to receive such a call. He listened as the caller began to tell him what he wanted and didn’t want to do in the church. Among other things, he didn’t want to have to worship every Sunday, attend Bible study regularly, visit the sick, teach, or feel compelled to give a great deal of his money.
Servant vs Personal Desire
So, As the preacher listened he jotted down the man’s desires and, when the man had finished, read the list back to him to ensure its correctness. The caller answered that those were indeed the things he had stipulated. The preacher commended the man for wanting to be a part of the church, but assured him that there was one across town that he was sure the caller would find more to his liking. He gave the caller the address and directions to the building, and wished him well. The caller wrote down the information, thanked the preacher, hung up the phone and hurried to his car to go see his new church home. When he arrived at the address, he found as old abandoned building, boarded up, and falling apart.
Christians Called to be a Servant
In conclusion, One of many lessons that could be learned from this story is the fact that, even though we are all ordinary, each one has a role to play, duties to perform, commands to keep. Therefore, OH, YES, we are called to be servants of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to serve Him as we serve others.
In Christian Love,
Bill Arnold, Minister
Ridgeway Church of Christ
YOU MUST DO THESE THINGS to Become a Christian
Becoming a Christian, Saved, Born Again, In Christ, or becoming a new creature all talk about salvation.
1) You must believe and confess that Jesus is the son of God. John 8:24 Jesus said you must believe that He is the Christ the Son of the living God. Matthew 10:32-33, Acts 8:36-37 further tells us to confess that Jesus is God’s son.
2) Luke 13:3 Jesus said you must repent of your sins.
3) Mark 16:16 Jesus said you must be baptized.
4) Live faithfully unto death. 1 John 1:2
As a new creature, a Christian, we will live faithfully unto death and then arise to live forever with God. This is the God who loves you, who wants you to be his child. You can become the child of a King!
Won’t you heed His word?