Serving for the Glory of God

Last weekend, hundreds from River Valley gathered to serve our communities, and this upcoming weekend hundreds more will do the same as a part of our annual Serve Your City events.

We serve because Jesus first served us, and God, in His grace, equips us with everything we need to make a difference in our relationships, communities, and world.

In fact, the Apostle Peter paints a beautiful picture of what our role is when it comes to serving others:

He writes, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.” – 1 Peter 4:10-11 (NLT)

Peter reminds us all that our serving is a vehicle for God to move—that God presents gifts to us so that we can use them to help others. And here’s the amazing thing: As we do this, we bring “glory to God through Jesus Christ.”

This means that we all have a contribution to make. Nothing is too small to reflect our big God to a world in need.

What’s more, God has not made this a complicated task. It simply takes a small step to serve one another in love, and in that, we put on display Jesus for all to see.

At River Valley, we wholeheartedly believe that we as the Church should be the best servants on the planet, and we don’t just do that for one event on a hot summer’s morning in Minnesota. So in addition to Serve Your City, we invite you and our Lifegroups to take time together to serve your communities. You can click here to see a list of Local Projects opportunities that you and your Lifegroup can take part in right now.

Let’s be the Church that serves often and serves well. All for the glory of God!

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