Beyond the Weekend

February 15 | Serving in Community

February 15, 2018


Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:10

Read: Galatians 6:9-10

Listen: Galatians 6


The Apostle Paul tells the Galatian church to serve those in their community. It should come as no surprise Paul encourages them to pour themselves out for others. After all, Jesus himself came down to this earth and poured himself out for each of them. He gave his very life to serve and love them.

This sacrifice of Christ has motivated Christians throughout history to serve heroically. Over the centuries, sacrificial service has been one of the most powerful forces drawing people to Christ. People are attracted to this type of service because sacrificial service is so close to the heart of God.

Service draws people to Christ, but it also draws us towards one another. Serving is not a solo sport. We were created to be in relationships. When we serve, we build community. When we work with one another, we are drawn deeper into relationships. We see the dignity God has given to others and we desire to experience community together.


Spend a few minutes today thinking about how you could serve in community. Connect with your small group or a group of friends this week and try to find a place to serve together. Need a place to start? Find local and global serving opportunities at

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.

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