Jesus Came to Serve
02. "Jesus Came to Serve"
Series: Why Christmas?
Leaders are often motivated to serve for a variety of reasons. Obligation, fear, social acceptance, peer pressure, concern for others, and tradition can motivate leaders to serve. Christians are motivated to serve God for many of the same reasons, but serving is not optional for Christ followers. We can find our motivation in how Christ has loved us. The very love that He showed us on the cross requires us to serve as Jesus served.
Matthew 20: 24-28 24
When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers. 25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”