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It’s everywhere today. Commercials, magazines, the Internet, all of these sources are screaming “self-serve,” “do it yourself,” “get results today.” What’s the common denominator? We are told to focus on the self. Our culture has created an attitude of expectation to be served. We look at everything as an opportunity to see what we can get out of it.

What’s scary is that we turn this around on the church. Instead of looking for ways that we can give and serve, we look for how we can be served.

Mark 10:45 says,“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

The church does not exist solely to serve us. The King of the universe, our Savior and Lord, did not come to be served. He came to serve. This is the example we are to follow. So, who did Jesus serve?

John 13:13-14, “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”

Jesus washed the feet of those who followed Him, who would carry on His work after He was gone. Today, it is the next generation who will carry on our work in the church. How can you follow Christ’s example by refocusing from an attitude of selfishness to one of selflessness and serve the next generation?

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