Life Together: Serve One Another (John 13)

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True greatness does not come from demanding our rights,
but from serving one another out of humility.

The message was given on July 14, 2013 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info, go to www.NewCityChurch.ca.

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Life Together: Serve One Another (John 13)

  1. 1. Today’s Scripture: John 13 Page 900 in our guest Bibles & page 5 in your worship folder
  2. 2. “The Greatest” ~ Muhammed Ali
  3. 3. “Superman don’t need no seat belt!” ~ Muhammed Ali
  4. 4. “I want to be a queen!”
  5. 5. “...so I can boss everyone around!”
  6. 6. “SERVE ONE ANOTHER” The Gospel of John 13
  7. 7. Now before the Feast of Passover, John 13:1 when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this his own who were in the world, he world to the Father, having loved loved them to the end....
  8. 8. ...a dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.... Luke 22:24ff
  9. 9. Luke 22:24ff He said to them, ‘...let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves....
  10. 10. For who is greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table...? Luke 22:24ff
  11. 11. For who is greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as one who serves.” Luke 22:24ff
  12. 12. During supper, when the devil had John 13:2-3 already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, given all things into his hands, and Jesus, knowing that the Father had that he had come from God and
  13. 13. was going back to God, rose from John 13:3-4 supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist....
  14. 14. Then he poured water into a basin John 13:5 and began to wash the disciple’s feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him....
  15. 15. When he had washed their feet and John 13:12 put on his outer garments and re- sumed his place, he said to them, done to you...? “Do you understand what I have
  16. 16. You call me Teacher and Lord, and John 13:13-14 you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed one another’s feet... your feet, you also OUGHT to wash
  17. 17. For I have given you an example, John 13:15 that you SHOULD do just as I have done to you....
  18. 18. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant John 13:16-17 is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one things, blessed are you IF you do who sent him. If you know these them.
  19. 19. He said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and SERVANT of all.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth The Gospel of Mark (9:35)
  20. 20. True greatness does not come from demanding our rights, but from serving one another.
  21. 21. 1 Consider others as more VALUABLE than yourself
  22. 22. Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others as more significant than yourselves. ~ The Apostle Paul Philippians 2:3
  23. 23. Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others as more significant than yourselves. ~ The Apostle Paul Philippians 2:3 “...to be exceptionally valuable...”
  24. 24. Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others as more significant than yourselves. ~ The Apostle Paul Philippians 2:3
  25. 25. 2 Ruthlessly SLAY PRIDE in your life
  26. 26. The real issue here is not IF pride exists in your heart; it’s WHERE pride exists and HOW pride is being expressed in your life.
  27. 27. At every stage of our Christian development and in every sphere of our Christian disciple- ship, PRIDE is the greatest enemy and HUMILITY is our greatest friend. ~ John Stott Anglican Minister
  28. 28. HUMBLE yourselves before the Lord, and he will EXALT you. ~ James, the brother of Jesus James 4:10
  29. 29. 3 Intentionally take the place of a SERVANT
  30. 30. Have THIS MIND among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but MADE HIMSELF NOTHING, taking the form of a SERVANT…. ~ Philippians 2
  31. 31. I am a servant of the servants of Christ. The Mindset
  32. 32. “How can I help?”
  33. 33. “My pleasure!”
  34. 34. 4 Bank on the PROMISES of Christ
  35. 35. And whoever gives one of these little ones a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will be no means lose his REWARD. ~ Jesus of Nazareth Gospel of Matthew (10:42)
  36. 36. I do want to get a heavy crown in heaven—not to wear, but to have all the more COSTLY GIFT to give to Christ.... ~ Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)
  37. 37. And you ought to desire the same, that you may have all the MORE HONOURS, and so have the MORE TO CAST at his feet, with— “Not unto us, but unto Your name, O Christ, be the glory.” ~ Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)
  38. 38. Soren Niedziella: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53303459@N03/6092434357/ Ian Wedlock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23744189@N03/3041298417/ flickr images courtesy of: other: Photos.com: Ljupco / 149044252 Photos.com: Stockbyte / 56530282

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