Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Greatest!

If Jesus is the King of the Jews and the King of all Kings, then we as His people, are His servants.

Paul understood what that relationship is supposed to look.

Look at what he writes in Philippians 1:1, "Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus." Notice that Paul did not write, “Paul and Timothy, hotshot celebrities," or “Paul and Timothy, super star leaders," or “Paul and Timothy, men whom you must respect," -- NO -- Paul wrote, "Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus." That, in a nut-shell, is why Paul was such a great man and a mover and shaker for kingdom causes. Paul did not consider himself a hot shot know it all who had to be worshiped and adored by all.

Paul was echoing what Jesus had said that the greatest among us would be the servant.

I have great news for all of us!

The greatest people in this sanctuary today are not who you might think. Greatness has nothing to do with money, fame, possessions, talent, appearance and plaques on the wall. The greatest among us are the servants. The greatest among us put others first. The greatest among us are not like mummies all wrapped up in self. A King leads! A servant serves! Are you serving the King this morning or are you serving yourself?

If you claim to be serving the King today, is there any obvious proof of that service being left in your wake?

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