We are currently examining the four words that represent our core values here at Open Door Fellowship. Those words at Believing, Learn, Serve and Love. We have defined our mission as "learning, Serving, Loving, so that people may come to know Jesus. "
This past Sunday we looked at the concepts of Believing and Learning, and the scripture in Matthew where Jesus said "Take my yoke upon me and LEARN from me." So many times when people speak on this passage they focus on the part about the yoke, and miss the word LEARN, and yet that word is a key part of the passage.
It is important to notice here that Jesus did not say "learn about me", "learn of me", rather he said learn FROM me. What a key concept, we are commanded to learn from Jesus if we decide to follow Him.
There are many things we can learn from Jesus, but I think one of the most important is the concept of serving (one of our core values). In Philippians Chapter 2 Paul tells us that although Jesus was in very nature God he took on the form of a servant and humbled himself, even unto the point of death.
We must learn from Jesus how to be servants to this world. As we approach the Holidays of Thanksgiving an then Christmas, is it not the perfect time to serve as Jesus served? Isn't this the time for us as Christians to show what we have learned?