“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give his life as a ransom for many.” — Mark 10:45
Throughout Scripture, mankind is disconnected from God. Living a selfish, me-first lifestyle. In the Book of Judges we learn that people did whatever was right in their own eyes. David in his sin with Bathsheba is only thinking about himself and his desires. With every choice we make, how often are we only concerned with ourselves? As the old saying goes, “You can’t spell sin without ‘I.'” Sin is putting ourselves first; what we want is what matters most.
Jesus, throughout His ministry, was changing people’s perspectives. Jesus would always say confusing things like, “The first shall be last, and the last shall be first.” In Mark 10, Jesus reveals the motivation of His ministry: to serve. Jesus is the Son of God. He could have called down angels to serve Him. He could have demanded worship, and He would have deserved to have everything given to Him. But instead, Jesus tells us that He came to serve, not to be served. Jesus is setting up a change for mankind’s thought process: instead of thinking about yourself, think about what you can do for others. This is what will define the faith that we confess.
On Sunday, during our Upper Room service, we are going to discuss what it means to be a servant. What does this look like in our lives? Join us on Sunday as we remember, through Communion, the sacrifice of Christ for our sins.
Further Reading: Philippians 2:1-11