• Mark 10:45• Luke 22:24-30, NLT • Philippians 1:27, NLT • Philippians 2:2-4, NLT • Ephesians 4:11, 12, 14-16 • 1 Peter 5:5 • Philippians 2:5-9 • Luke 22:27 • John 13:4, 5, 15 • Romans 12:1-8 • Colossians 2:10 • Ephesians 1:3 • 1 John 3:1-3 • Hebrews 12:1-3
The life of a servant matters greatly to God and should also matter to us. Jesus promises to bless
those who choose such a lifestyle. The absence of a servanthood mentality prevents unity and
instead fosters dissention and selfish attitudes; therefore having the same mindset as Christ is
vital. Serving others is God’s will for every born-again Christian.
1. Jesus modeled the example of serving others. We succeed by following in His
footsteps. How well we lead is tied in to how well we serve. The quality of
leadership depends on a willingness to be a servant.
- Choosing not to serve leads to failures and struggles in life. Servanthood matures us.
Our goal should be to mature spiritually so that we can do the work of the ministry,
which is to build up the body of Christ.
Refusing to serve opens us up to wrong-thinking.. A self-serving mindset impairs
our leadership skills because we are focused on ourselves instead of on others.
Imitating Christ allows God to bless and elevate us. The world sees Jesus in us. When
we choose to be servants, God will exalt us in the same way He did with Jesus.
A life of servanthood the way Jesus shows us is impossible without the Holy Spirit’s
God bless you for reading Bible Study: Servanthood: The Pathway to Success (4) By Creflo Dollar