Sunday, February 23, 2014

Giving to God: Humble Service

Mark 10:32-52              February 23, 2014               Link for audio/video/document

One of the greatest stumbling blocks we face in giving of ourselves to God is our natural fallen tendency to pursue our own selfish ambitions rather than the ambitions that God calls us to. But selfish ambition has no place in the life of a person who has received the gift of the ultimate self-sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We were created in the image of a grace-giving God, and we are called to graciously give of ourselves as God sacrificially gave to us through Jesus Christ. The greatest of ambition in life as defined by God is not about a life affirmed by position or praise or recognition or security or comfort – but rather about a life emptied into the person of Jesus Christ for service to God and service to others.