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Klamath Falls Seventh-day Adventist Church
Join us every Saturday for Sabbath School at 9:30 am Worship Service - 11:00 am
“Saved to Serve”
In about a month, on July 1, our church will begin a new term for church officers. Almost all of the people holding offices in our church are volunteers. Without volunteers, most of the ministries in our church would cease to exist.
When Jesus calls someone to be a disciple, He always calls that individual to a life of service - without exception. A Christian, by definition, is a follower of Christ. We see in Jesus our shining example for how we should live.
One of the clearest Bible passages that describes the work and mission of Jesus is found in Matthew 20:25-28 (NKJV): “But Jesus called them to Himself and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.’”
Jesus, the Son of Man, came to serve – and ultimately to sacrifice His very life for the salvation of others. If the church has been called to be the Body of Christ, then the mission of Jesus must be our mission as well – to serve God and our fellow man for the ultimate purpose of seeing people saved for God’s kingdom.
In his second letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul describes having given his life to God as a "drink offering", being poured out in service to others on behalf of Christ. “But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” - 2 Timothy 4:5-8 (NKJV).
There is no greater joy than experiencing a life of service working in the Master’s vineyard. We all need time to earn an income, eat, sleep…. the list goes on and on. However, we must not allow ourselves to be so overwhelmed by “the thick of thin things”, the busy hustle and bustle of life, that we forget the things that are eternal. “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” - Matthew 6:31-33 (NKJV).