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  • Keith Harris

Serving Together

In the heart of every follower of Jesus ought to be a deep desire to serve others, to be the hands and feet of Jesus in a broken world. This calling to serve is not only embraced but celebrated as a source of profound joy and fulfillment. There are great blessings that accompany fellow Christians working and serving alongside one another. These blessings are realized only through the active faith of one whose heart is set on following the example set by Jesus. Serving together brings these following realities to the forefront of our minds.

We are United in Purpose

At the core of serving together is a sense of unity in purpose. As followers of Jesus, we come together, regardless of our differences, to fulfill the great commission—to spread the love and message of Jesus Christ to all corners of the earth. This unity in purpose binds us together and fuels our collective efforts to serve those in need. When we serve together, we are united in purpose.

There is Strength in Diversity

One of the most beautiful aspects of serving alongside fellow Christians is the diversity of talents, gifts, and perspectives that each person brings to the table. From teaching and preaching to various ministries and outreach programs, there is a place for everyone to contribute their unique gifts to the Body of Christ. This diversity not only enriches our time together, but it also strengthens our bond as a community. When we serve together, we realize there is strength in diversity.

We Bear One Another's Burdens

In Galatians 6:2, we are reminded to "bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Serving together means coming alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ during their times of need. Whether it's providing a meal for a family in crisis, offering a listening ear to someone struggling with faith, grief or anxiety, or simply offering a shoulder to cry on, serving together allows us to share in both the joys and sorrows of life. When we serve together, we bear one another's burdens.

We See Transformation

One of the greatest joys of serving together is witnessing the transformative power of God's love at work in the lives of others. Whether it's seeing someone come to faith for the first time, watching a struggling family find hope and healing, or witnessing the reconciliation of broken relationships, serving together allows us to be firsthand witnesses to God's redemptive work in Christ. As we engage in ministry together, we understand that the call to be transformed by the renewing of our minds is imperative for those who are followers of Jesus. As we experience life together among people who belong to Christ, we are encouraged by one another to live a transformed life. Serving together promotes this and allows us to witness transformation in our own lives and the lives of others. When we serve together, we see transformation.

Finding Joy in Service

Serving together is not merely a duty or obligation—it is a privilege and a source of profound joy. As we come together, united in purpose, strength, and love, we have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of others and to experience the transformative power of God's love in our own lives. So let us embrace the joy of serving together, knowing that through our collective efforts, we can truly make a difference in the world for the glory of God.



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