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What If Jesus Was a Ministry Volunteer?

7. He would have an obvious passion, an infectious smile, and a warm and gracious spirit with all those He interacted with.

And they brought young children to him… and he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. (Mark 10:13, 16)

8. He would submit to and support the church leadership and their vision for moving the church forward, even when He might have personally chosen to do things somewhat differently. He would align to the vision, adopting it as His own, and owning His piece of that vision.

When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. (John 8:28)

9. He would motivate and encourage those who serve alongside of Him by His positive attitude and team spirit.  

If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye ought also to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example… (John 13:14-15)

10. He would be flexible when changes and adjustments were required, willing to change His plans as necessary in order to make ministry happen effectively.  

Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. (Luke 22:42)

11. He would serve, not for the praise of men, but for the glory of God. He would realize that no ministry is too big or too small to serve in. Regardless of what responsibility He was given, He would understand that it mattered, whether done in public or in private, whether done to help the saved or the lost, whether He was recognized for it, or seldom noticed.

Therefore when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. (John 13:31)

12. He would guard His testimony as a believer, understanding that He is a walking Bible, and a reflection of Christ and His Church to the world, either for good or bad. He would protect the testimony of Christ and the Church through His words, His actions, and His conduct (both online and offline).  

He that hath seen me hath seen the Father. (John 14:9)

13. He would understand that His commitments to ministry take priority over his desire to be comfortable, entertained, or never having to be inconvenienced.