Meridian Avenue Baptist Church

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.”

     During the months that several of our congregation was working with Pastor Dick Sipe, to seek God’s path for our church, we resolved that we are to serve others.  Pastor Jim’s January 22nd message affirmed that servanthood is a characteristic of a Christian heart.

     Our human nature often hinders our serving.  Too often we think that we need to do something huge for others while failing to recognize that God is in the small things also. 

     Have you ever sat and listened to someone going through trials?  In these moments your presence was serving them.

     Have you ever gone beyond what someone asked you to do simply because you knew it would be helpful?  Your efforts were serving them.

     Have you ever found someone struggling to carry a load. to large to be handled well. and offered to carry part of their burden?  Again, you were serving them.

     Have you ever prayed for someone in need?  You were indeed serving them.

     “And so I know that day is lost wherein I failed to lend a helping hand to some wayfaring friend.”  – Edith V. Bradt,