When we "serve one another", it's easy to do when it's our friends from church. But what about when it's strangers on the outside? That's when it matters most, for our call is to make disciples of the nations. And through organizing our ministry efforts more intentionally, with clearer purpose, we will better serve one another, and all people we encounter.
Peter's reminder goes a little farther, "Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 4:11a NRSV)
May we go into the world prepared by the Word, to serve and to speak in Christ's name, for the glory of God.
Be Excellent To Each Other! <>< Rev. Andy Beck