Lent Day 15: “Serving people means serving God . . .”




Dear God, I ask for your guidance and strength to help me serve others as I start my day. Please remind me that every person I meet was created in your image and deserves to be treated with love and respect. Please help me to be aware of the needs of those around me and be willing to lend a hand in any way I can. Amen.

READING: Matthew 23:11–12: “The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” The whole chapter HERE

Matthew 20:26-28: “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave — just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” The whole chapter HERE


“Service of mankind is service to God” implies that serving people without selfish motives is just as important as worshipping God. When we love our fellow human beings, we are essentially worshipping God. The heart of our worship is maintaining purity and living in harmony with others. There is a deep-rooted desire for greatness in the Kingdom of God, and this desire will never fade away. Jesus teaches us that one of the fundamental principles of greatness in the Kingdom of God is to be a servant. In this context, being a servant means prioritising the needs of others over your own and striving to help them rather than convincing them to help you. Serving people means serving God, and it helps us discover our true selves in God.


Dear God, I understand that serving others is a challenging task. It requires us to sacrifice, show humility, and put others’ needs before our own. However, I also know that serving others helps us become more like you and brings joy and fulfillment. Please help me be a source of hope and encouragement for those going through difficult times. I want to be a light in the darkness and show your kindness and grace through my words and actions. Thank you, God, for the opportunity to serve others. Please continue to guide me and help me make a positive impact on those around me. Amen


How can I become a great servant of God?

How can I become a servant who can honour the Master?

How can I become the type of Christian God wants me to be?

The Olive Tree Church is seeking volunteers for :-
Sunday School and Church administration.
Contact Claire if God leads you to serve in Sunday School or
Madit for church administration.
Or Please email: info@theolivetreechurch.org.uk

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