Loving the Journey with…

Pastor Dustin Aagaard

The Greatest Leader of All Time, came to serve.

Hello Journey Friends and Family,

In our series, we have explored a variety of ways to see how Jesus is the greatest of all time; he truly is the G.O.A.T.

In this series, we looked at how Jesus is:

Week 1: The G.O.A.T. of following the Father

Week 2: The G.O.A.T. of humility

Week 3: The G.O.A.T. of love

Week 4: The G.O.A.T. of power

This Sunday, we will conclude our series by looking at how Jesus is the greatest leader of all time.  What we’ll discover is that Jesus used his leadership to serve others.

In I Corinthians 12, the Apostle Paul shares this,

“God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’ On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor…Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

1 Corinthians 12:18-22, 27

Paul is pointing out that the Church is like a body.  We are all different parts but all part of the same body of Christ.  No part of the body is more valuable than the other.  Every part plays a significant role in the Church.

It reminds me of a story I heard about a man who had a rare disease that caused his hair to fall out from the neck up.  At first, he didn’t think it would be a big deal, except for how it made him look.  However, as time passed, he found consistent sinus infections due to the lack of hair in his nose.  He found his eyes were irritated due to his lack of eyelashes.  He then began to have ear infections because the hair in his ears was used to protect him without realizing it.  This man found out that so many parts of our body play significant roles, but we can easily dismiss them as unimportant or not that big of a deal.  However, the creator of the universe made us uniquely, beautifully, on purpose, and for a purpose.  So much so that even the smallest, seemingly most insignificant part still plays a huge role.

It’s the same with you and with the Church.  God made the Church beautifully, uniquely, on purpose, and for a purpose.

Here is the point, do not minimize your role in the Body of Christ.  Your part matters more than you know. 

One of the roles of the Church is to serve others.

This Sunday, we will explore a wide variety of ways we can serve to make an eternal impact on those around us.

Let me introduce you to Sharon Couvillion.  Sharon is a widow in her 70s and recently began serving our Student Ministry.

Sharon has jumped onto our Student Ministry team to help with the influx of administrative details that it takes to run a student ministry.

This is what our Student Ministry Director, Josh Tiaga, shared with me about Sharon,

“She wants to serve those who serve people.  She desires to help organize and help administratively to take things off my plate.  She doesn’t want me to get bogged down with tasks so we can do more relational ministry. She has an incredible heart to serve, and she even says that because she is older, it is too hard for her to be with the students, so this is an opportunity where she can still serve God’s Kingdom!  It truly blesses her!”

How incredible is that?  How great is Sharon’s heart?

Thank you, Sharon, for giving us such a great example to follow when exploring ways to serve the Church to make a Kingdom impact.

As we look to serve one another, I encourage you to join us this Sunday online or in person at 9:30 or 11:15 a.m. as we continue to look at how Jesus is truly the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.).

I’m loving the Jesus is the G.O.A.T. Journey,

Pastor Dustin Aagaard
Associate Lead Pastor