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John 13:1-17
It's simpler to appear as if you have everything together than it is to be vulnerable, honest, and passionately following Christ in and through difficulty. It is simpler to work hard, pray at meals, attend church on Sunday, and simply get through the week than it is to dwell on the Word, pray with expectancy and strength, and genuinely thrive as a Christian. But let us not be folks who simply do what is convenient and simple.
In the book of James 1:22 challenges every person who claims to be a Christian and says “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” The truth of the matter is that going to church doesn’t save you. Church attendance will not give you what you are looking for. Obedience is the language of all Christians.

The pursuit of a disciple of Jesus Christ is not to be a good person and try to sometimes do good things. The pursuit of a disciple is that of doing all things to the glory of God as it is in 1 Corinthians 10:31. Selfishness is our default setting. Instead, what if you discovered that your life isn't about you? The things you've gathered, the money you've made, or the success you've achieved do not make up the sum total of your life. Have you given God praise for who you are and what you do?

In the scripture we see Jesus walking the talk by serving others in obedience to his call. He goes out of the way and washes the feet of his followers in a ceremony that will always be remembered. At Lavington United Church, there are several opportunities to serve. We absolutely recognize that it would be a sacrifice. But keep in mind that your life is not about you. So, if you want to behave as you should and please God, you must be willing to serve Him and His people. You might join the junior church teaching staff, youth ministry, children's ministry, praise teams and ushers, and a variety of other ministries. Talk to one of our pastors or ministry leaders this week, or call the church office, and offer to serve in a sacrificial way someplace.