You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me-John 5:39
Many of us who claim to love Christ have yet to truly live for Christ. In essence, we cannot live for Christ until we come to learn about Him. As we learn about Him, we begin to live like Him. In living like Him, we come into the glorious light of illumination towards living for Him.
To serve like Christ, we must:
- Examine the Savior (Study Jesus)
- Exemplify the Savior (Serve Jesus)
Examine the Savior (Study Jesus)
Start with the Scriptures
Jesus Himself said in the Gospel of John that the Scriptures testify about Him. The truth about Jesus may be learned and understood through a thorough and consistent study of the God’s Holy Word. It is this type of study that will revolutionize your relationship with the Lord and Savior of our salvation. Devote yourself to the daily discipline of biblical study and devotional reading.
Max Lucado wrote an epic book on Jesus aptly entitled No Wonder They all Him the Savior. It is a simple, straightforward style that presents Jesus in plain everyday language. Such are the works of brilliant and inspiring theologians. Find the works of E.M. Bounds, Charles Spurgeon, Andrew Murray and A.W. Tozer as well as some other notable of the faith.
Exemplify the Savior (Serve Jesus)
The New Testament teaching is clearly stated in 1 John 2:6. We are to walk as He walked. Andrew Murray states it plainly, saying: “As He was, so we are to be.”
Serving Jesus includes serving like Jesus. He has given us His own earthly example.
Some additional helpful resources:
- Dietrich Bonhoffer, The Cost of Discipleship
- Ken Blanchard, Lead like Jesus
- Laurie Beth Jones, Jesus CEO