Justin Tucker

LHC Worship Pastor

Mark 10:45 

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.”

In a world that often emphasizes personal achievements and recognition, the words of Jesus in Mark 10:45 remind us of the essence of true leadership and service. Pastor TD Jakes once said, “The only job in the Kingdom of Heaven is one of a servant.” Let’s reflect on how this truth applies to serving our family, community, and church.

Our families are the first and most immediate circle where we can practice the art of service. Jesus, the ultimate example of servanthood, washed His disciples’ feet, demonstrating humility and love. Likewise, we must serve our families with selflessness, putting their needs before our own. In serving our loved ones, we reflect the love of Christ.

Our communities are places where we can make a significant impact. Whether it’s volunteering at a local shelter, mentoring youth, or helping a neighbor in need, serving our communities spreads the message of God’s love. Remember that even small acts of kindness can have a profound effect on those around us.

Within the body of believers, serving is not just a duty but a privilege. Every role, from pastor to volunteer, plays a part in advancing God’s kingdom. When we serve in our churches, we contribute to the spiritual growth of others, fostering a sense of unity and purpose. Just as Jesus gave His life for us, we are called to give our time and talents to build up the Church.

Mark 10:45 teaches us that servanthood is at the heart of the Christian faith. TD Jakes’ words remind us that, in the Kingdom of Heaven, the highest position is that of a servant. As we serve our family, community, and church, we follow in the footsteps of Jesus, who came not to be served, but to serve. May we embrace the servant’s heart, impacting lives and glorifying God in all we do.