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Being A Servant of God!
Rom 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ,
called to be an apostle, separated unto the
gospel of God. (KJV)
Rom 1:1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus
Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to
the gospel of God (NKJV)
How many of us here have been to
When we sit down the server comes over,
we call them a waiter or waitess, now what
is their job?
●This is easy to understand when we are
speaking about restaurants, but what about
when we are speaking about being “a
servant of God?”
●Mk 10:44 And whosoever of you will be
the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
What does it mean to be a servant
(Lk. 17:7-10 cf. Phil. 2:5-8)
●We must be willing to submit!
●We must be willing to serve!
●We must be willing to sacrifice!
●There are two very different words translated
−Doulos = bond-servant/slave
−Diakonos = attendant, waiter, servant,
In Luke 17:7-10 we find the function
of being a servant, but tonight I want
to study the focus!
●Tonight we want to come to see our need
to “desire” to become a servant of God!
●When we move from the function to the
focus we are dealing with our attitude and
appetite for becoming a servant of God!
−2 Tim. 3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live
godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
I. The Greatest Example!
●There truly is no better example than the Lord Jesus
Christ! Jesus is our God-given example of how to live
−1 Cor 11:1 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
−Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear
−1 Pet 2:21 For to this you were called, because
Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example,
that you should follow His steps:
−1 Jn 2:6 He who says he abides in Him ought
himself also to walk just as He walked.
The example of Jesus as a servant!
●This is done on His last night on earth before
His crucifixion! This was going to stick in their
minds for sometime!
●Jesus states that this is done “for an example!”
(Jn. 13:15) That we are to now do what He has
●We need to see to the needs of others!
●God is not asking us to do something that He
Himself was not willing to do!
II. The Greatest Encouragement!
●One of the greatest blessing of being a Christian
is to know that Christ is with us!
●When Jesus gives the Great Commission, He
promised to always be with us!
−Mt 28:20 "teaching them to observe all things
that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you
always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
−Heb 13:5 Let your conduct be without
covetousness; be content with such things as you
have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave
you nor forsake you."
**0 When we go out as a servant of God, God
goes with us!
Knowing this should be encouraging!
●He doesn’t leave us alone and we don't have to do it
on our own!
●Paul declared “I can do all things...”
−Php 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who
●When we meet someone that serves in the military
or law enforcement they will tell you “it is a honor to
−We need to understand that “it is a honor to serve
in the kingdom of God!”
III. The Greatest Enrichment!
Act. 20:35 "I have shown you in every way, by
laboring like this, that you must support the weak.
And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that
He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to
●This doesn’t only apply to our money!
●We can give in three ways!
There is an enrichment in serving
It is a blessing to bless others!
●We are blessed to become a blessing, forgiven
to become forgiving, comforted to comfort
●Have you ever noticed how you feel when you
didn’t help someone that you know you should
have? The way it makes us feel ashamed &
uneasy, now the opposite is true as well, there is
satisfaction & enrichment in helping others!
●There is a youth song I really like “Lord make
me a servant” that I believe is very fitting for
our lesson tonight!
●May we all learn to “desire” to be a servant of
the Lord! May we learn to find joy in service!
●Have you become a servant of the Lord, have
you come to love serving God and serving
●Have we been living as a servant or living as
one that wants others to serve us?
Lord Make Me A Servant
To love my brother, to serve like you do. I
humble my spirit, I bow before you. And
through my service, I'll be just like you. So
make me a servant, make me like you.
Open my hands Lord and teach me to share,
Open my heart Lord and teach me to care, For
service to others is service to you. Make me a
servant, make me like you.