Servanthood

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me” – Matthew 25:35-36

“How do we witness? By the way we live, by our love and kindness to our neighbors, to our friends. Jesus said, ‘By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another’ (John 13:35). We are to love everyone, and we witness that way. We can witness in many ways today. We have the opportunity to use modern technology to spread the message of Christ. In some places we cannot use all the technology, but we can use what we can and do what we can. But the most effective way to spread the Gospel is to live the Gospel and do good works, and people who see us will wonder what makes us different.”

“Showing the love of Jesus through deeds and kindness is what I call ‘servant evangelism.’ As we reach out with deeds of kindness to unbelievers, they become open to hearing what we have to say. I understand that evangelism seeds are planted through deeds of kindness. Sometimes we give away coffee, hot chocolate or soft drinks. As those who don’t yet know Christ are touched in practical, kind ways, they become curious. Often they ask us what we hope they will ask: ‘So what do you believe anyway?’ Instead of trying to make a big thing happen with each encounter, lets take heart in the power of small things done with a servant’s heart” (Steve Sjogren)