7 Posts About Serving Others Amongst the Crowds
When serving others, there are several paths we can take. There’s a lot of advice and many forms of motivation. If we’re going to succeed, we must develop individuals and our communities. It means seeing like Jesus, developing people and developing our communities.
Here are 7 posts to help open our minds and encourage action.
Serving Others By Seeing Others as Jesus Did
Crowds or Persons (Rev. Wendell Mettey via Matthew 25 Ministries) – In this wonderful devotion, Rev. Mettey explains that Jesus chose to not see crowds. He always dealt with people as individuals. When we follow that model, we might just see an end to prejudices and biases.
Do You Have Eyes Like Jesus? (Mick Mooney via Huffington Post) – Using John 9:40 and Mark 8:18 as a basis, Mooney takes on the topic of spiritual eyesight. Matthew 11:19, Luke 7:39, are also cited and asks a very important question: “Do you see the value of every individual, like Jesus did?”
3 Ways to See Crowds (Austin Maxheimer via Refresh the Church) – As Maxheimer points out, crowds are a central character in the life and ministry of Jesus. He looks closely at three (Luke 9:1-10, Mark 3:31-35, and John 4:31-42) of the 175 instances in the New Testament where crowds are mentioned to show how Jesus interacted with them as a means for helping us in discipling church culture.
Serving Others By Developing Others
A King in Every Crowd (Chad Parks via Coach P’s Perspective) – Citing Deuteronomy 10:17 and Romans 8:17, Coach P explains that advice that Superbowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson received from his dad. He said “Russ, there’s a King in every crowd.” He lays down a wonderful challenge in the process.
The Value of One-on-Ones (Jeff Auston at CrowdFlower) – Whether at the office, in the home or some other interaction with people or groups, Auston shares the joy he gains in dealing one-on-one. He also shows the value and benefits of doing so.
If You Want to Live as an Encourager (Jim Martin via GodHungry) – In the first of a three-part message, Martin shares ten pieces of motivation and inspiration in how you can be an encourager to others.
Serving Others by Serving Your Community
7 Ways to Be a Community Building Pastor (Ron Edmondson) – Edmondson asserts that a kingdom building pastor MUST be a community building pastor. He shares how Jeremiah 29:7 has impacted his ministry philosophy and how – to take the light to the earth – it will require making our communities better places.
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Chad Gramling makes his home in Indiana with his wife and three daughters. He's the founder and primary blogger at 1Glories, a vision cast onto his heart and detailed in Listen Up Kids: Foolish Dreams, Syncing with God & Running to Win.