Published March 20, 2024

24 Bible Verses About Christian Service

17 Bible Verses About Christian Service
Jeremy Koering
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In the life of Jesus Christ, service was not an afterthought but a defining attribute.  In this blog post, I’ll share 24 inspiring Bible verses about Christian service. Service is deeply rooted in the Christian narrative and is an essential part of our faith journey. 

At the core of Nations Outreach, we embrace this ethos. We believe in the transformative power of Christian service, which furthers God’s Kingdom on earth.

The early church was marked by believers who dedicated themselves to serving others, a practice that continues to be integral in our walk with God today. 

Engaging in Christian service cultivates spiritual growth, fosters a sense of community, and provides support and encouragement in our journey with God. 

Whether you’re a new believer seeking to understand the importance of service or a seasoned Christian looking to deepen your commitment to serving others, these verses will inspire and motivate you to make a tangible difference in your community.

Note: These verses are from the English Standard Version (ESV).

Bible Verses About Christian Service

Leviticus 19:34

You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 28:48

Therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.

Proverbs 3:27

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to do it.

Proverbs 19:17

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.

Proverbs 25:21

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat,
and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.

Matthew 5:14-16

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Matthew 23:11-12

The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Matthew 25:40

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Mark 10:42-45

And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Luke 10:33–34

But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

John 13:34

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

John 19:26–27

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

Acts 20:35

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Romans 12:9-13

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Galatians 5:13-14

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 6:2

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Philippians 2:3-4

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

1 Timothy 5:8

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Hebrews 6:10

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Hebrews 13:16

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

James 1:27

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

1 Peter 4:8-10

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

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