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Remember to Serve

January 26, 2014 Speaker: Series: My Ebenezer

Topic: My Ebenezer - The stone of help Verse: Matthew 20:26–20:28

My Ebenezer

“Remember To Serve”

Pastor Duane Cross | 01.26.14

“Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what the Son of Man has done; He came to serve, not to be served - and then to give away his life in exchange for the many who are held hostage.” Matthew 20:26-28 (The Message)

“Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end.”
John 13:1 (NLT)

“So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciple’s feet, drying them with the towel he had around him. When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!” Jesus replied, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.” Simon Peter exclaimed, “Then wash my hands and head as well, Lord, not just my feet!” John 13:4-9 (NLT)

“Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” John 13:17 (NIV)

TRAITS FOR A HEART TO SERVE

I. Awareness

II. Action

III. Humility

IV. Willingness to Get Messy

“But when the Son of man comes in his glory and the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ Then the righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’” Matthew 25:31-40 (NLT)

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