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Success #4—Humble Success

Jesus took a towel … and began to wash the disciples’ feet. … He said to Peter, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with me … I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.” John 13: 4–15 Jesus presents himself as both Teacher and … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes #6—Godly DNA

Just as the body is a unit with many members … so too is Christ … God has placed each of us in the fellowship just as he desired … God has engineered the body so that by giving greater honor to the lesser member there will be no division in the body, but that … Continue reading

Servants #7—Resourced Servants

I am well supplied because I received what you sent through Epaphroditus … and, according to his riches in glory, my God shall supply all your needs in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:18–19 Successful service requires resources. For us to serve in God’s name, we need his supplies. God’s supply chain works this way: God uses … Continue reading

Servants #6—Responsible Servants

Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? … Truly I say to you, that the master will put him in charge of all his possessions. Matthew 24:45–47 In the Kingdom of God faithful service is recognized … Continue reading

Servants #5—Fellowship of Servants

Let the leaders among you be servants, for … I am among you as the one who serves. And you are those who have stood by me in my trials. So just as my Father has granted me a kingdom, I grant you that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom. … Continue reading

Servants #1—Merciful Servants

God designed us to be stewards of his grace by serving one another in his name. Since each of us is difficult to serve, we all need to be motivated to overcome these difficulties. Moving beyond ourselves, out of our comfort zones and into the messy details of one another’s lives, takes great confidence that … Continue reading

Grateful Imitation

Just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his time had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end. … Jesus knew that the Father had handed all things over to him, and that he had come … Continue reading

Praised by God #7 — Well Done!

His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:21 No participation trophy here. No words of praise or welcome for failure. We can only expect to hear these words … Continue reading

Freedom #11 — Serving in Freedom

You were called to freedom, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-centered action, but through. love, serve one another. Galatians 5:13 It is good to be free. Many of us think highly enough of freedom to expend ourselves securing and preserving it for others as well as ourselves. Our desire is … Continue reading

Partners In Service

The night before Jesus was crucified, he met with his disciples for one last, extremely important lesson. He began this time together by washing the disciples’ feet and then pointing out to them the implications of what he was doing. Here is a Q & A session to help you consider this significant moment in the … Continue reading