Learning to Serve in a Me-Focused Culture

 

One of the defining characteristics of our culture is the selfish pursuit of pleasure. We often hear, “If you had fun, that’s the most important thing.” And we tend to understand life through the question, “How will it affect me?” But, in the Gospels, Jesus taught us to live in a radically different way. “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) Jesus calls us to deny our selfish desires and serve others instead. Philippians 2:4 commands us, “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” How can we learn to serve others? 

 

Read on for 3 steps to serving others in a me-focused culture.

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Cracking the Code of Contentment

In our culture, contentment is becoming more and more rare. How many people do you know who are completely satisfied with what they have? Too often, we overlook the blessings we have. Instead, we gaze longingly at the Gucci purse across the aisle, the title on the office across the hall, and the Camaro across the fence. We want contentment, but it seems elusive, vague, and unattainable. In Philippians 4, the apostle Paul cracked the code of contentment for us. Do you want true contentment? Read on to discover two simple choices he made.

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