Serving Just Like Jesus (4 of 6) by Frank Damazio
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Series: The Apprentice
SERVING JUST LIKE JESUS
Jesus was the model of what it means to be a servant. To live like a servant is to live like Jesus. The gospels portray Jesus as the servant who laid His life down for others. We don't live life by using power, position, title, or authority. The kingdom of God is fueled by serving, a servant's heart, humility, and kindness. This is how we follow our Master. We are to live out Philippians 2:3-4: ''Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.''
BACKGROUND TO THE MASTER AND THE SERVANT LIFESTYLE
DEFINITION AND KEY SCRIPTURES
The apprentice is one who has committed to Jesus the Master and to a lifetime of learning from Him in order to become like the Master in heart, character, and lifestyle.
Luke 22:27: For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves
Mark 10:45, MSG: That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not to be served - and then to give away his life in exchange for many who are held hostage.
Servants have devoted their lives to meeting the needs of others with humility, sincerity, and readiness.
A person who pursues a servant heart thinks, speaks, and acts as if he is personally accountable to all who may be affected by his thoughts, words, and deeds.
I AM MOST LIKE JESUS WHEN I SERVE OTHERS
THE FOREMOST CHARACTERISTIC OF THE LIFE OF JESUS WAS AND IS SERVICE
We are most like our Master when we serve as He served! Your ultimate purpose in life, the goal of your apprenticeship is to go beyond yourself, go beyond in serving others, beyond position, beyond title, beyond praise, power, pedestals, ego, fear of being the lesser. It is a ...
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