The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

October 23, 2013

Your Ministry in Jesus, Not for Jesus

John 15
Shannon Marion

As the school year starts, we are once again inundated with activities large and small. We plan outreaches, we meet with leaders, we welcome new students, and we start small groups.

At busy times like this, I can find myself doing what I think Jesus would do, rather than first focusing on being who Jesus wants me to be. I may, in fact, be called to do lots of ministry activities, but I am often tempted to do them “for Jesus” rather than “in Jesus.” Jesus tells us quite directly that apart from him we can do nothing (John 15). Only when we are branches directly connected to the vine can we bear fruit.

Read the rest of Shannon’s wise and helpful post on the Collegiate Ministries blog.


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