The Word: Matthew 20: 26 – 28(KJV)
26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Dig Deeper: Mark 10: 43 – 45(KJV)
43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: 44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. 45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Think about it
CALLED TO SERVANTHOOD
The disciple has been called to serve.
A true disciple has been called to lay everything down for the service of the master. A disciple is one on assignment and when the master calls, we must answer that call, drop everything else and go on the assignment.
A servant is someone who ministers to or serves another. A servant is also someone who sacrifices. Jesus came as a servant leader. He gave his life for mankind. That was the greatest sacrifice of all. That is why we are celebrating Easter to remember his sacrifice for us. There is blessing, prosperity, living in abundance, joy, glory etc part of the gospel. There is the sacrificial, seemingly less glamorous part of the gospel. But if we must share in his glory, we would also share in his suffering. If we would share in his comfort, we would also share in his inconvenience. If we will share in his joy, there will also be some teas along the way.
A servant is not greater than his master. We have been called into servant hood just like Jesus. And that includes sacrificing our comfort, convenience (seemingly our life) for the brethren.
We remember the death of Jesus today. We remember his sacrifice and love, We remember his suffering and all that he did and we just want to say thank you to him for everything……
We have been called to lay our lives down at his service
Our memory verse for March 2018
Luke 9: 23
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 3 lines:
Line 1: And he said to them all,
Line 2: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself,
Line 3: and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Once you say it a few times it will stick.
Prayer focus: Our next level prayers:
Lord help me to do all that you want me to do.
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study: Masterlife now on the 2nd workbook: The Disciple’s personality