Posts Tagged ‘ Servant ’

VerseD: John 13:35

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 13:35, ESV

Christ came for His Church. He commands we love His Church – each other – just as He does.

Sacrificially and even amidst pain.

VerseD: Matthew 6:3

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing

Matthew 6:3, ESV

Seeking God will lead us to want to help others the same way Christ helped us, not so much to bring attention to ourselves but to glorify God, to bring others to faith and salvation.

VerseD: Galatians 6:10

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6:10, ESV

Let us give thanks to God for every opportunity we get to serve others, especially within our family in Christ: the Church.

VerseD: 1 Peter 4:10

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace

1 Peter 4:10, ESV

Let us remember to thank God for the gifts He gives us and that we can serve His body faithfully. His gifts are not for us individually but for all of us to grow in Christ.

VerseD: Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Colossians 3:23‭-‬24, ESV

With all the differing ideas in our world, we obey the command of God to “work and tend” the land. We don’t answer to people (though we should have answers). We work as worship to God.

VerseD: Philippians 2:3

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Philippians 2:3, ESV

Our inclination is to help ourselves or to help others to feel good about ourselves, but the Holy Spirit changes our thinking and inclinations to care more for others for God’s glory.

VerseD: Matthew 20:28

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

Matthew 20:28, ESV

God’s plan is the redemption of His people and this world, and Jesus not only redeemed us but at the example for us. We are to serve God by serving others, even to the point of laying down our lives to draw others to Christ’s redemption.

VerseD: John 13:14

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.

John 13:14, ESV

Jesus demonstrated His love for us through sacrifice and inconvenience. We should be following His example in our own lives, with the Church and to the world.

VerseD: Philippians 2:7-8

but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Philippians 2:7‭-‬8, ESV

Our God came to us, denying His privileges and hiding His glory, as a man, to show us the way, make us clean, and prepare a way until He returns or calls us home.

VerseD: Matthew 23:11

The greatest among you shall be your servant.

Matthew 23:11, ESV

We see how Christ humbled Himself to free us from sin. We also humble ourselves to serve each other and help become more Christ-like.