This past Sunday we started a new sermon series, “Poured Out”, on worshipping in the everyday. Andy taught on the topic of service and we looked at two primary Bible passages. The first was Philippians 2:12-18 where Andy explained the heart behind the series by highlighting Paul’s words in verse 17, “Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.” Paul worshipped God by pouring out his life for the sake of the Gospel. But he did it in joy because he was a man who was deeply aware that His Savior poured out His life for the sake of Paul on the cross. It is only when we see what Christ has done through His sacrifice that we can respond in joyful service to King Jesus.
Lastly, Andy read through John 13:1-8, where we witnessed Jesus washing the feet of the disciples on the night before He went to the cross. Andy pointed out that if there were ever a moment where Jesus could have been justified in self-pity or wanting to be served by people, it would have been at this point. Yet Jesus used that very moment to get on his knee and wipe the blood and filth off the disciples’ feet. Jesus truly came to serve. If He, as the King of Kings, served us through His life, death, and resurrection, who are we to think we are too busy, important, or powerful to serve Him and others? We pour our lives out through serving one another because King Jesus poured out His life on the cross so that we would be reconciled to the Father.
If you missed the sermon, check it out here: Poured Out through Service. Join us next Sunday as we look at how we are called to pour ourselves out with our finances because Jesus has blessed us with every spiritual blessing!