So then, my brothers, because of God’s great mercy to us, I appeal to you:
offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to His service and
pleasing to Him.
Living the Servant Life
Prison is a dark place. The Light has come into the world, but people have
loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their works were evil. Prison is
not designed to be a fellowship. There are strict rules. We are allowed
(permitted) to enter the prison solely because the warden has given his/her
permission. We are guests – living under their rules.
Kairos has become one of the most welcome and trusted volunteer groups in
the nation in the prisons in which we are ministering. The reason – because
we understand that we are guests. Our invitation is conditional. We follow
the rules rather than make the rules. One team member choosing to ignore the
rules and do their own thing can jeopardize the entire ministry. We take our
invitation and our role as guests seriously.
Our clergy brothers and sisters can be a blessing in this area. They come as
humble team members. They come as brothers and sisters. They come as
examples of the Christian Spirit for both the participants and the lay team
members. They come willing to set their “stuff” aside, and demonstrate the
sacrificial life of sitting at the foot of the table rather than at the head of the
Clergy team members are part of the Table Family. They do not serve as the
family leader, but as part of the family. While they may be experts in theology,
they don’t come as the “Table Answer Man”. But they come as the model of
loving, humbly with a servant heart.
Clergy members may struggle with the fact that Kairos is truly inter-
denominational. One of the revelations for the participants is how people
from so many different denominations can live and love together. They see us
not in our differences, but in our commonness in Jesus Christ.
What is God saying to me through this Word?
How have I been a living sacrifice, laying down self to serve?
Prayer Focus: Lift up our clergy brothers and sisters.