Serving Others Brings Joy

"Often God has to shut a door in our face,
so that He can subsequently
open the door through which He wants us to go."
Catherine Marshall

Jesus called them together and said, You know that that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you, Whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be a slave of all. 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." Mark 10:42-45

"True greatness comes in serving others. "Most businesses, organizations, and institutions measure greatness by high personal achievement. In Christ's kingdom, however service is the way to get ahead. The desire to be on top will hinder not help. Rather than seeking to have your needs met, look for ways for you to minister to the needs of others." NIV Bible notes

"Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve, not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." 1 Peter 5:2-3
"Christianity demands a level of caring that transcends human inclinations." Erwin W. Lutzer

Life Application Bible study notes, NIV Zondervan Press

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