“Love is more than a feeling; it is a tangible reality when it is shared with other people through acts of selfless service. The early church fostered the notion that serving other people was the best means of demonstrating the example that Jesus had set for them.” ( Revolution 23- 24)
How true this is!! Serving one another began right at the outset of the kingdom. In Acts 2 we learn how that people considered others much more important that themselves. This happened in some extravagant ways. One of which was the fact that they sold all of their possessions and gave to each other equally. This not only show the power of God in them, but the love of Jesus and concern for each other over the concern for “stuff.”
I believe that serving others is one of the keys, if not the greatest one, to getting the message of Jesus into their hearts. It’s an extremely old quote that still rings true that says, “people don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care.” People are not “prospects for conversion” or trophies that we place on the mantel of evangelism. People away from Christ need only one thing–the love of Jesus to reside in them as Lord, Savior, and King! Serving them is the beginning of getting Him into them.