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Wash My Feet
Jesus was an extraordinary servant. Perhaps we will never fully comprehend why He chose the first century to come and serve mankind. However, we can know that through his example of serving He has made more of an impact than any other leader we know. Even today He gains followers by the minute and leads us through difficult times by serving our needs. However, we know that the impact He has doesn't stop there. His impact is eternal. I know in my life His service to mankind has made an eternal impact. Many times we fail to realize that each and every decision we make has an eternal impact. Perhaps the most important thing we should know is that only through service to others can we make the kind of impact that is both eternal and imitates the impact Christ had. Imagine for a moment that every one in this church chose to serve as Christ served?
"the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many"
How do you save people? You serve them.
I. The Nature of a Servant (Phil 2:7)
a. Emptied himself of all Power and Glory (Greek word "kenoo")
i. Although he remained powerful he chose to live powerless (Colossians 2:9)
ii. He humbled himself even in the sight of man in order to serve that which He has created. (Phil 2:8)
b. Became (morphe) transformed himself literally into the lowest form of man, a bondservant.
i. Although he was in the likeness of man he was not exactly like man. He was fully human but without sin, the same sin that prevents us from serving one another.
ii. We also must become like Him (John 13:14) We must wash each others feet.
c. Realizes Spiritual Value vs. Human Value (Phil 2:9-11)
i. He was traded for 30 pieces of silver, the same price given for a male or female slave (Exodus 21:32)
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