SACRIFICE – to suffer loss of, give up, renounce, injure, or destroy especially for an ideal, belief, or end; something given up or lost
We are drawn to stories of sacrifice because we know we need to be rescued. It’s perfectly okay to admit that we can’t save ourselves; Jesus’ offer of salvation is open to anyone who’s willing to follow Him.
Scripture: John 15:13
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
“I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.”
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Veronica Sexton of Newspring Church gives us 8 blessings we get from serving. Check out her article for valuable insights on this topic.