Serve_Others

Here’s some of the general notes of what I’ll be speaking on tomorrow night. We’re in the middle of a series called ‘Serve_’ Last week we talked about our need to “Serve_God” and then next week we’ll be talking about our need to “Serve_The World”. Let me know what you think.

Signs of a Servant
(John 13:1-5)

I. Love
A. John 13:1, “It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for
him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in
the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.”
B. Service without love is simply a wasting our energy.
C. It’s like Peanut Butter without Jelly; or Spiderman without Tobey Maguire; or The Office
without Dwight. It’s just pointless.
D. Jesus showed his live as a servant to a greater extent than anyone ever had.
E. When others think of you, allow the first thing that pops into their minds to be ‘servant.’

II. Disregaurd for a Title
A. John 13:3, “Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power…”
B. When we see our title we have this attitude of ‘entitlement’.
a.“You owe me this…”
b.“I deserve this praise…”
c.“You should be serving me.”
d.“I was in your place once, and I’ve earned this!”
C. God’s desire is that we don’t see ourselves through the lens of a title or status, but
through the eyes of Christ, who said we are servants to all!

III. Action
A. John 13:4-5, “…so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel
around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’
feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.”
B. “The road to failure is paved with good intentions.”
C. We have to act upon our good intentions, otherwise they are simply empty thoughts.

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