How you can serve others without serving Jesus …

Why is it that many Christians show up for church services every Sunday, and will sign up to participate in service projects, but then fail to follow Christ in the day-in-day-out living of life?

One reason is we place such a strong emphasis on serving others that we often fail to put the emphasis regarding service where it first belongs: serving Jesus.

But wait, our service to others is one way we serve Jesus, isn’t it?

It should be, but it often isn’t.

Too often, we fail to connect that our relationship with Jesus includes serving HIM, and part of serving Him is to love and serve others in His name. Instead, we simply promote service projects, without initially developing that our service  to others should initiate from our overflow of love and service to Jesus Christ.

As a result, we have a lot of people professing to “know” Christ who “go to church” and complete service projects, but who don’t daily deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow Jesus.
So who are you really serving: Jesus Christ, and then others through His name? Or by passing the relational foundation in Christ and serving others as projects of good deeds?