THE MOTIVATION OF A SERVANT
JOHN 12: 20 - 32
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JESUS CHRIST said, "if anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and
where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me,
Him My Father will honor" (John 12:26).
People are desirously looking for a way to have a fulfilling
life. There is a way well defined.
"The ant knows the formula for the anthill. The bee knows the
formula for the beehive. They do not know the formulas in a
human way, but in their own way. Only man does not know his
Our text states man's formula.
I.THE SERVICE OF PASSIONATE DEVOTION
A.Source of Devotion (Vs. 25) "loveth"
Love of Jesus Christ ONLY is the source of proper devotion.
Jesus does not seek devotion to a principle, but to Him.
For many Christians service is something one does; to Christ it
is what one IS to Him.
Our love for Him will not permit us to ask Him for help, if we
are not making any effort; for strength, if we have strength we
are not using; for guidance, if we ignore guidance we already
have; for forgiveness, if we continue to hate someone; for
mercy, if we intend no expression of it.
Love is the source of devotion.
B.Secret of Disaster (vS. 25) "loving ones own life"
There are many people devoted to many good causes; but few
devoted to Him.
"Demas has forsaken me having loved this present world more."
"He that is a hireling...fleeth" (John 10:12).
If you love others, you become vulnerable. If you love others
and seek to serve then, you WILL be used. You WILL be hurt.
There is no immunity. C. S ...
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