Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever.
I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view.
I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!
1 Corinthians 9:19-23 (The Message)
2 thoughts on “Being His Church- A Servant to All”
gd morning from the mystical land of thailand. Sawadeekrap!
do you know that Eugene Peterson’s The Message is the most strange version ever seen and it uses “New Age Mysticism” in the translation of the WORD of GOD?
Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!
Romans 15:13(The Message)
Who is the “God of green hope”?
Interesting. I might do a little research on this version.