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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Sunday Words of Encouragement October 3, 2021

After 18 months Hubby returned to in person Sunday School and Church today! Pastor welcomed us back, particularly Hubby, who was humbled when people clapped. He is a big teaser and people missed his humor.

We shared in worship and then Pastor continued his sermon series on Walking With Jesus. Jesus should be the pilot, and not the copilot. He is always there; He doesn't walk away. We are always in His presence. Pastor reminded us of the foundational verses. ‘… walk with Christ, established in faith…’ Colossians 2:6-7.

When we are young, we learn to help neighbors by the example set by our fathers and mothers.
Children pick up family values and habits. When we walk with parents or others who serve, we learn to serve. The Disciples were being prepared to serve. They were sent out to serve. Matthew 10:5-20.
Jesus prepared and commanded His disciples to serve. They walked with Him, and they learned how to serve.

The Point: When we walk with Jesus, we grow to become like Jesus.

They learned compassion watching Jesus. He stopped and touched people. He said, “Let the children come to me...” He would see the people not normally seen -- even the demon possessed and the dead. Jesus told His disciples to serve others: to feed the people gathered and then to collect the reminder.

Jesus didn't favor anyone above another. Everyone had the same position. Mark 10: 35-45.

Serving others should become a part of who we are. There is no position where we are only served.
Serving others is the life of the Christ follower.

Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, showing them how important it is to be a servant to others. Then he directed them to love one another. John 13:34-35. Loving one another will prove we love Jesus.
When we serve like Jesus, people see Jesus in us.

Serving others has to be who we are, not what we do or who we were over the past years.
We should be serving inside the church and outside the church.

I found this video which is a bit beyond my usual tune but I like it.
Verses for today:
Mark 10:42-45 NIV
42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Lord, Help me be a servant that shows your love to others.

Mark 10:45 (NIV) - For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but  to serve, and to give his life as a ranso… | The son of man,

Serve | Mark 10:42-45 - Tricia Goyer

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