Sunday, June 26, 2022

Servant Love

Servant Love 

John 13:1-17

About every five years, I share this message as a reminder of who we are to be as church.  The act of Christ was meant to display the heart of Christ and the mission of Christ for His followers. A simple, yet profound lesson for all believers is found in John 13..

How people “feel” will often be determined by how they are “treated.”

Atmosphere - a surrounding or pervading mood, environment, or influence

Servant Love is a Constant Love

·       Constant Love creates a sense of Acceptance v.1 

No one feels loved if they do not feel that they are accepted.

·       Constant Love creates security and trust.   I John 1:8 

·       Constant Love is a drawing love.

Seekers today will actually belong before they will believe.

·       Constant Love is a selfless love. 

Self-Interest can keep you from serving like Jesus.

Servant Love and Hospitality v.4-5 

·       Shown by personal, physical attention

·       Shown by informality of ministry

Servant love has no demands.  It does not take…it gives.  

Serving others takes time and our attention.

Servant Love and Holiness v.6-10 

·       The Demand of Holiness by Christ v.8

·       The Desire for Holiness by disciples v.9 

·       The Depth of Holiness  v.10 

Servant Love and Humility  v.12-15 

The natural response of holiness is not pride but humility.

·       Dependent on proper understanding  v.12  

·       Dependent on proper profession  v.13

·       Dependent on personal participation  v.14

Christian fellowship is in serving together, not sitting together.

·       Demonstrated by Christ's example  v.15  Philippians 2:5-8

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