Heart of a Servant

When Jesus came to the earth, he came as a suffering servant (Mark 10:45). He still is a servant since he always lives to intercede for us (Hebrews 7:25). As a disciple of Jesus, we too must learn to serve.

Matthew 20:25-28

The way up is the way of service – opposite of the way of the world. Jesus came to serve, not to be served.

 

Philippians 2:3-8

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Consider others better than yourselves – then you’ll look to see others’ needs met. For Jesus to come to earth was the supreme act of self-humiliation. We need to imitate this selfless example in our everyday lives.

 

Luke 17:7-10

When we have served, our attitude should be that we have only done our duty. No complaining or expectation of reward (Philippians 2:24).

 

Colossians 3:23-24

Serve with all your heart! Realize that you are serving the Lord Jesus Christ – not men. Suggested scriptures:  Proverbs 3:27-28; John 13:1-17; Galatians 6:2; Ephesians 6:7-8; Philippians 4:4-7

 

Practicals

  • Learn to serve without being asked.  Look for needs – they are all around you.

  • When asked to help in a particular way, be willing. Examples of areas to help serve in:  children’s ministry, ushering, communion, teaching, clean-up, office duties, food preparation, etc.