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Why Should a Campus Missionary Serve?

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So, why should we serve? We serve to show people who Jesus is and what He is like.

We look for ways to serve and assist others at home, school, work, and in every aspect of life.

Matthew 5:14-16 NLT says, “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”

We reflect Christ’s character and compassion by serving with the right motives. Our aim is not to expand our influence but to look like and shine like Jesus.

Jesus served the disciples like a servant when he washed their feet. If we want to act like Jesus being a servant is part of that service.

A faithful servant does not expect thanks and recognition but finds opportunities to help people who can offer nothing in return.

We serve because it removes barriers and opens doors to share Christ’s message. Jesus modeled the most powerful form of leadership—servant leadership.

His concern was not for position or power but to lead people in showing others simple acts of kindness. When we serve others, we gain influence, but powerful. Our influence should show others what it looks like to serve.

Serving others breaks down the barriers of resistance to Jesus’ life-changing message. Many will not receive the message unless it comes from someone cares enough to meet their needs.

We may have to feed people’s stomachs before feeding their souls or clean up their neighborhood before we can help clean up their lives.

We serve because it develops spiritual maturity. Just as you change and mature physically and mentally, you must also grow spiritually. This happens shift your focus from what you get out of ministry to what you can give or contribute.

Jesus called us to serve, not to be served (Mark 10:45). Life is more interesting, fulfilling, and rewarding for those who aim to help and benefit others.


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