July 5, 2017

Pt 1-3 Prayer -54

Pt 4-5 Reading the Bible

Pt 6-8 Worship

Pt 9 Service

One of the greatest things we can do is serve someone else. It is a selfless thing that sometimes can result in us having to sacrifice time, money and even personal safety. We see through the example that Jesus set, time and time again, that service is important in the life of a Christian. We have an opportunity to serve as a church body every month through H.O.P.E. and every Thursday with Peggy’s Plates.

 

The example of Christ:

·        What are some ways that Christ served people?

o   Mark 10:45

§  45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

o   John 13:15-17

§   15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

The Mindset of the servant (A servant’s heart)

·        Matthew 23:10-12
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Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ.11 The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

·         Colossians 3:23-24
 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

·         Ephesians 6:7-8
 With good will [d]render service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free.



According to these verses, what type of mindset are we supposed to have?

o   Christ is our leader

o   We should be humble

o   We are to serve others

The life of the servant

Philippians 2: 3-5

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

 

Philippians 2:14-15

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[a] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky

o   According to these verses, how are we supposed to live as a servant?

§  We are to do it with a positive attitude

·        Not complaining or grumbling

§  Serve people that don’t deserve to be served

·        It’s easy to serve people that you like or love. 

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