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Servanthood

Mark 10:35-45

The mission of Jesus portrays servanthood as the preeminent virtue in the kingdom of God. As followers, we must imitate Jesus’ servanthood.

  • The Portrayal of Jesus’ Servanthood.
  • Mark 10:45
    For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

  • The Imitation of Jesus’ Servanthood.
    • The ambition of a servant: ________________________________

      Mark 10:35-45
      Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.” “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?” “We can,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.”

      When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

    • The attitude of a servant: ________________________________

      Luke 22:26
      But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.

    • The activities of a servant: ________________________________

      Matthew 25:42-45
      For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

    • The advantage of a servant: ________________________________

      John 12:26
      Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.