Serve People in Your Community

Luke 3:10-11

Hebrews 13:16


Did you know that serving others will help you to ignite the flame for Christ not just in your personal life but also in other people’s lives? Well, I know being around many people causes some of us to feel drained and overwhelmed. Some of us enjoy keeping our own company.


But here is the thing we are here to serve others. We have a great commission, which is to go out there and spread the Gospel of Christ.  It means that helping others is part of the Christian life, and we cannot run away from it.


Now, serving people doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to become a pastor or an evangelist.  God has given us different gifts, so there is no one way to serve others. Asking God for guidance on how he wants you to help people in your community and the world is very important. It will enable you to be an influential person in the kingdom.


The beauty in serving others is you get to interact with so many people and find out how they relate to God, the challenges they are facing, and the testimonies in their lives.  All this will help to ignite a fire and cause you to want to know God more.  Yes, it might be hard to interact with others and share the gospel with them given the fact that you are still young, but you do not have to be afraid for greater is He that’s in you than he that is in the world.


Find people within your community in your neighborhood that needs help. By helping them, you can interact with these people and know where they stand in terms of their faith. It also opens up a door for you to spread the gospel to them. You may not even have to preach to them. You just have to do what you’re doing, like cleaning their compounds, and when they see you doing this, they will be drawn to you and want to know why you are so different from the rest of the world.


They say it is the small kinds of kindness that make a difference in the world.  Well, today, choose to serve people through your deeds and words, and they will be drawn to you and, in essence, to the kingdom of God. Remember, we are the light of the world, and it is through our deeds that some people are drawn to God and his kingdom.






Find two to three people in your neighborhood that need help.  There may be elderly people or people with special needs that need someone to help them with their house chores or to talk to them. Spend time with these people, and when you get a chance, share the gospel with them.  You don’t have to preach or anything. Just ask the Holy Spirit for help. Doing this will ignite a fire in you and also in other people’s lives.

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