Being Found Faithful in Service (4 of 10) by Stan Coffey

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Being Found Faithful in Service (4 of 10)
Series: Found Faithful
Stan Coffey
Matthew 20:25-28

This morning we are continuing a series of messages about "Found Faithful". Paul said in I Corinthians 4:2, "Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful." And you know I have said before and I want to say again not everybody can sing, but everybody can be faithful, not everybody can preach but everybody can be faithful, not everybody can teach but everybody can be faithful with the gifts and abilities that God has given to you.

So today I want to talk about "Being Found Faithful In Service". We have talked about being faithful to the tithe and to the harvest and now today being faithful in service. I want you to take your Bible and turn to Matthew 20:25 as we look at what Jesus had to say about how He measured greatness. If you talk to Washington, they measure greatness by political power, if you talk to Hollywood they measure greatness by fame, if you talk to Wall Street they measure greatness by political clout, but Jesus has a different way of measuring greatness. Jesus does not measure greatness by beauty, brawn, brain, or bucks. He measures greatness by service.

Matthew 20:25-28 "25But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."

Whenever you see the word minister it is the same word as serve and whenever you see the word serve it is the same word in the Bible translated minister. So here is a very clear passage of Scripture – that Jesus Christ did not come to be served but He came to serve and to give His life a ransom for ...


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