Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Servanthood

Tonight at the Huddle we were reflecting on Mark 10:42-45:

Jesus got them together to settle things down. "You've observed how godless rulers throw their weight around," he said, "and when people get a little power how quickly it goes to their heads. 43It's not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. 44Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. 45That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not to be served--and then to give away his life in exchange for many who are held hostage."

Great passage, one I'd kinda been thinking about a bit, and one that came up a bit over the weekend at Forge. The weekend was on Pioneering Leadership, and as usual there was some really good solid reflection on Jesus and his leadership and servanthood. People that just think Forge is all about new and funky churches really have got no idea-they are some of the most committed disciples of Jesus I know. Will hopefully blog more reflections later.

Anywho, we were discussing what that passage meant for us, both personally and collectively. Out of that, and as a bit of a follow on from other conversations we've been having, we've decided that once a month we're going to do some kind of service focussed gathering-whether that be for people or groups in our community, each other, people overseas or whatever.

Kinda like what we've been doing at Frankston with clean up Australia Day and the service service I organised a while back, only a little more regularly. Pretty exciting stuff I reckon.

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