March 2011 - Gary Steffes
Hometown: Position: Height:
Grand Blanc, MI
Team: Birthday: Weight:
Tulsa Oilers May 20, 1987
Chosen Attribute : Serving
My definition: Christ said "But the greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted" (Matthew 23:11-12). Jesus, the Creator of the universe, the One who holds the universe in the span of His fingers, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Alpha and the Omega, the One who calls the beginning from the end, came not to be served but to serve (Matthew 20:28). Who doesnt want to be great? God created us for greatness: counting others more significant than ourselves and not merely looking out for our own interests but also the interests of others. (Phil. 2:2-5).
Favorite Scripture verse: This is super tough. Lord knows I can't exalt one above another. Here is one that really speaks to me. Acts 20:24: "But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I recieved from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God."
I joyfully give up my life that this gospel of grace, this message of our Saviour might save just one more soul. Look at what Jesus has done for us! We are messengers of the greatest news in all the world! It is a priviledge to be called to such a purpose. This verse drives my life. If we really believe Jesus Christ is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one gets to the Father except thru Him" (John 14:6) we should be screaming "the gospel of the grace of God" in both word and deed to the people God has put in our life wherever and however we can.
What else should we know about you? I have nothing to boast in. My Saviour is it. Worship Him. Fall in love with Him. Love others as He loves us. Join Him in being a hero to this world. May God strengthen you in His grace to know His love, receive it, and proclaim it in both word and deed to this world! In Jesus Name. Amen. God bless you.
Posted on Fri, April 8, 2011
by Rick Randazzo