Growth in Servant hood.

Growth in Servant hood.

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 NKJV. are-you-a-servant

Becoming like Jesus means we will grow into His servant-hearted character. Some may seek to do miracles, but Jesus did not say His first work was that. Some may desire recognition, or to exercise the power Jesus functioned in, but He did not say His primary purpose was to display His power.

Jesus said His primary purpose was that He came to serve and to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). He came to serve as an example of humility and self-sacrifice (John 13:14, 15); even now, He continues to serve as our intercessor, praying to the Father on our behalf (Rom. 8:34).4_romans_5_8_romans_3_25_mark_

The primary call to the church is to secure and multiply Jesus’ model of servant hood by creating an atmosphere and ministry emphasis that produces servants (Eph. 4:12).

The ability and opportunity to serve are gifts from God; and true growth, when it is pure, will produce the fruit of service.

Tomorrow: Growth in Confidence.

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