Transforming our Community & the World
What does a true follower of Jesus look like?
How does one measure that? Should you consider church attendance, number of Bible studies, small group participation, Bible verse memorization, leadership in church activities? Sometimes, unintentionally, these become the ways we measure our growth.
A good way to tell if you are growing as a follower is to look at what concerns you.
Are the concerns of Christ becoming your concerns? As followers of Jesus, we are called to look more like our Lord, to become more like Christ in heart and action. So, as we grow, our concerns become more like the concerns of Christ. If someone were to ask you, “What concerns God? What does God care about?” How would you answer?
If Christ were to walk around in your world, what would He care about?
The Bible helps us understand the concerns of Christ for this world. We can read that God is concerned about...
• His glory and worship
• Justice and mercy and the furthering of his truth in our world
• The needs of people and the situations in which they live
• Children, and his followers becoming like them in order to enter the kingdom
• The unity of believers within local communities and throughout the world
• The nations of the world coming to know him as Savior and Lord
The important thing is to get involved.
Serve inside DBC, also in our community and the world. As you serve, pray that the Spirit makes the concerns of Christ your own. Pray that you become more like Christ as a result of serving.
Doing good things is not an end in itself. Serving is not the primary goal. We want to be more like Christ. We want the concerns of Christ to be our own. When this happens, the world will be drawn to Christ because of the love they see between us and for others.