English Sermon (11/15/20) – DNA of a Disciple – #4: Consumer to Producer (1 Peter 4:10-11, Luke 9:23-27)
It is our natural human instinct to live for ourselves and have a consumer mindset. Many of us will readily accept the Gospel knowing that by doing so our sins are forgiven and we are saved, yet what we may fail to realize is that we were not saved for ourselves, but rather saved to produce and bear fruit for the kingdom of God. Luke 9:22-23 tells us that when we accept Jesus into our lives, we are called to take up our cross daily and give up our lives for others. We can do that by serving others with the spiritual gifts God has blessed up with so that in everything we do, God may be glorified. In order to go from consumers to producers [journey] we learn to serve others [action], just as Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve. By this we recognize that our lives are best lived by giving it away [mantra].