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12 Awesome Benefits of Serving Others + 8 Bible Verses on Serving Others

1. Serving others gives you purpose. 

2. Serving others gives you more joy.

3. Serving others reduces stress.

4. Serving others leads to a longer life. (see this)

5. Serving others connects you to others.

6. Serving others shows you what following Jesus is about.

7. Serving others allows you to join in what God is doing.

8. Serving others gives you an avenue to use your gifts.

9. Serving gets your focus off yourself.

10. Serving others teaches you humility.

11. Serving others allows you to make a true difference in another person's life.

12. Serving others advances the Kingdom of God.

Bible Verses on Serving Others

1 Peter 4:10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace

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.’”

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.”

John 13:12-14 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Mark 9:35 And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

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.”

1 Corinthians 9:19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.

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