Identity And Responsibility Of Jesus As Servant And Savior

1640 Words Feb 10th, 2015 7 Pages
In the Gospel of Mark (10:45) it states, “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." The issue with this verse lies in the various ways one could interpret it. Solely based on the text, one could say that the main concept of this verse is to illustrate both the identity and responsibility of Jesus as servant and savior. Jesus came to earth for the purpose of servitude and to become an impeccable physical model of “true sacrifice” through his suffering, so that we could live. If one considers themselves a true believer and follower of Jesus, they should be living a life of humility through service by helping their fellow man (Crowder 2013).
As Christians we tend to lose focus of Christ and the lifestyle we should be living in order to bring others to him. For instance, there are some who believe that the sole responsibility of a Christian is to simply preach the gospel; forgetting that their true aspiration should be to become more “Christ-like”, by applying each message to their own lives as well. Also, there are those who believe that only a certain group of people (Pastors, Deacons, and Ushers etc.) are called to do the will of God. And last but definitely not least, there are some who only serve with bias towards those they view suitable to serve. These individuals are heavily involved in praise and worship service, yet rarely seen working in community service programs outside of church. Based on…
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