Service is a Lifestyle

This blog post serves as a reflection and summary of the sermon from last Sunday.  If you desire a more in-depth understanding, we invite you to listen to the full sermon recording (link above).

Sermon Reflection

Scripture: Colossians 3:23-34
Big Idea: We are all called to serve!

The Gold Standard in Service

Service should be a cornerstone of our lives, transforming how we interact with the world. As followers of Christ, we want to give our best when serving others.  Think about how we can elevate our approach to service in both our professional and personal lives.
  • The Ritz-Carlton sets an unparalleled standard in the hospitality industry. Their guiding principle: "We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen," ensures that guests feel valued and understood universally.
  • This benchmark in service can inspire other industries, as seen in the fast food sector's adoption of a distinct phrase that emulates the Ritz-Carlton's ethos.

God's Expectation of Service

  • The essence of service in Christianity emphasizes performing duties wholeheartedly as if working for the Lord, not for men.
  • There's a call for Christians to embody the gold standard in servanthood, mirroring the benchmarks set by industries but with spiritual depth.

The Lasting Impact of Serving

  • In any team or organization, every role, whether front-facing or behind-the-scenes, is crucial. The collective goal is achieved through the harmonious efforts of all involved.
  • Genuine acts of service have a ripple effect, crafting long-term positive reputations and opening unexpected opportunities.
  • The true influence of service often goes beyond immediate recognition and can create long-lasting impacts in communities and networks.
  • The intent and attitude behind service are paramount. It’s essential to serve with a genuine and cheerful heart.
  • Evaluating your approach to service and ensuring it's genuine can make a significant difference in the impact it has on others.


Service isn’t a mere task; it's a transformative lifestyle. By upholding the principles of consistent, genuine service and grounding actions in authentic intent, you can indeed make a profound impact on the surrounding world.
This blog post is a reflection of the sermon and serves as a summary of the key points discussed. We invite you to listen to the full sermon for a more in-depth understanding of the topic.
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