The Nature of a Disciple: A Servant


This past Sunday I had the blessing of speaking on our third point in our discipleship series. We began by taking a look at John 13:3-7 where Jesus sets the example for his disciples on what it means to serve. Then we addressed three points on what being a disciple of Jesus is not about. Many people serve a lot but it doesn’t make them a godly servant. It is not about doing (Luke 10:38-42). It is not about our abilities and limitations. It is not about earning salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9).

We then turned our focus to what being a servant of Jesus was about. It is about allowing God to change our heart (Mark 9:35). It is about humbling ourselves (James 4:6). It is also about putting God 1st and others 2nd (Matthew 22:37-39, 1 Corinthians 9:19).

And finally we saw that being a servant of Jesus can change your heart, show God’s love to others, build unity in the church, and glorify God.

We closed the service by hearing about a man named Greg. God had used serving the Lord and others as a way to draw Greg closer to Jesus. Greg became a man who people desired to be around because he reflected the love of Jesus.  You and I can be like that as well. When you serve the Lord, do it out of love for God and others. And I’m confident the Lord will use your serving Him as a way to continue to change you. 

In Christ,

Pastor Jason


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