August 10, 2014

Jesus Was (6) – Jesus was a Servant

By Rev. Jeremiah Cheung

Matthew 20:28: Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

The first time Jesus came to earth, He did not come to be served, because He did not come as a king; He came to be a servant. At Jesus’ second coming, however, He will come to reign as king.

The first time He came, Jesus came as the Lamb of God; at His second coming, He will come as the Lion of Judah.

Be a servant first before becoming a Leader. This is a spiritual path the Bible instructs us to take. Jesus set an example for the disciples, that of being a servant. A person who does not know how to be a servant can never be a true leader.

Today, let me share with you two very important principles:

I. We are by nature self-centered people

Sin makes us self-centered

II. We are born-again to become Christ-centered people

1. Martha’s Ministry (Ministry of Performance)

a. Her priorities were mixed up
b. Her attitude was also mixed up
c. Her words were also mixed up

2. Mary’s Ministry (Ministry of Love)

No ministry is more important than worshipping God, drawing close to God, and knowing God.

3. Lazarus’ Ministry (Ministry of Life)

John 12:1. for on account of him (Lazarus) many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in him.

Lazarus’ life was a testimony that led many others to Jesus.