The Absolute Greatness of the God I Serve, part 4

Philippians 2:3-8 – Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.4  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:7  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Jesus set the example.
I represent Jesus to the world.
Real servanthood is:

  • Humility
  • Obedience
  • Action
  1. Quit being concerned about how you look, and start being concerned with how He looks.
  2. Obedience was why Jesus was able to endure the cross.
  3. Humility is what leads to obedience. I Peter 5:6-7 –  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
  4. Service is faith in action. James 2:15-18 – If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16  And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; otwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?17  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
  5. Service is being willing to go to the back of the line. Mark 10:28-31 – Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29  And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, 30  But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.31  But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

A. It is the PHD reaching into the gutter to lift up the old drunk.
B. It is the teacher reaching down to where the student lives.
C. It is the doctor being willing to pray with the hurting.
D. It is the Lawyer being willing to get down on the floor with snotty nose Sunday school kids.
E. It is the pastor being willing to leave the pulpit and touch the life of some homeless person.
F. It is the CEO serving food to people at the food kitchen.
G. It is the carpenter fixing a hole in the wall some kid put their playing in the nursery.
H. It is the great orator being willing to teach that timid child the story of Jonah.
I. It is the couple who is reaching out to the widow making sure she is cared for.
J. It is a childless couple working in the nursery.
K. It is the teenager helping the old one out of the car and into the church.
L. It is the poorest of the poor casting in a penny.
M. It is the millionaire paying the rent for the man out of work.
N. It is the man out of work sharing what he has with another.

Author: churchatliberty

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