ALL 7th- 12th
All Laura Street youth (7th-12th ) are invited to sign up for the SERVE Conference to be held on April 22-23. We will be spending time in the word together, in prayer together, worshipping together, and serving together. On Friday, April 22nd we will head up to Faith Baptist Church in Bedford, Iowa for an evening of worship and Bible study as we seek to understand and grow in the attitude of Christ concerning serving others. Then, on Saturday we will spend the day doing various service projects for Faith Baptist Church and putting on a VBS-style Day Camp for some kids in the area.
In the days when Jesus walked the earth the servant was considered the person of lowest status in society. Serving others in subordination to them was viewed as being beneath the other person in significance. Thus, the role of a servant was not desirable. This attitude was held even by the disciples early in the ministry of Jesus. In Matthew 20:20-28 we read the account of the tension among the disciples as they sought the positions of authority and power in Christ’s Kingdom. Jesus, however, instructed them that the greatest in His Kingdom are those who serve “even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.”