What does it mean to serve?

John 13:1-17

Last week we looked at this passage of Scripture to see the reason for service. Jesus was moved to action by three things. He knew His hour had come, He loved His own, and He knew the enemy. The same three things should motivate our service for the Lord.

Tonight I want us to look a bit farther into this passage and see what it really means to serve. Remember, the disciples had been arguing over who would be the greatest in the kingdom. There was strife between them. "And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John." (Mark 10:41) Jesus knew that His hour had come, but the disciples were involved in a power struggle. Letís look at the act, the explanation, and then the application.

I. The Act. v4-11

III. The Application. [12-17]

Many lessons for us to learn from this passage of Scripture. Jesus is teaching us what service is all about. It isnít in gaining recognition for what we do...it isnít about position or status...it is about forgiveness, humility, and obedience!

Are we serving Christ?