Chosen Words Series Gfx_ThumbWe began a new series entitled “Chosen Words” this weekend at Eastbrook Church. This series tracks through John, chapters 13-17, and includes a 40-day devotional journey that you do not want to miss. This week, I started us off with a look at Jesus’ powerful display of and teaching on service from John 13:1-17. As you can find out by watching the message, sometimes actions speak louder than words.

One element that I didn’t include in my outline that was really important was the three characteristics of true service we see in Jesus’ life. Those are:

  1. Seeing things the way they really are
  2. Stepping inside of a situation
  3. Sacrificial love

You can view a video of the message and the accompanying outline below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here. You can join in with the “Chosen Words” devotional online.

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Servant Identity (John 13:1-3)

  • Jesus knew the hour (13:1a)
  • Jesus loved His own (13:1b)
  • Jesus knew His power (13:3)

Servant Action (John 13:4-11)

  • Foot washing as a foretelling of the Cross (13:4-6)
  • The disciples’ lack of understanding (13:7)
  • Jesus’ washing that brings ‘a part’ with Him (13:8)
  • Jesus’ cleansing that comes from His word (13:9-11)

Servant Example (John 13:12-17)

  • Jesus is the Lord and Teacher (13:13-14)
  • Jesus shows the servant way (13:15)
  • True blessing comes on those who serve like Jesus (13:16-17)

2 thoughts on “Servant

  1. Hi Pastor Matt,

    Been really listening to your sermon and trying to figure how to go about talking to my mother.

    I love my mom soooo much and have such high respect for her. My mom and I talk a lot. Actually she calls me a lot more than I call her usually. Some months it’s the other way around. I don’t really like to talk on phone when my feelings been hurt by some things in general when a person says things out of the blues and I didn’t expect the person to say this especially when it’s my mother. I always saw my mother as a perfect to be person. I haven’t seen this side of her before. I have been really lucky actually when my phone is having problems in calling her but I’m so bothered inside and this has been going on for several weeks and I haven’t got the courage to explain what she said that was so offensive, which can also be stumbling block for my siblings. Some of my siblings and family members are not Christians. I realize she is not perfect but it’s so hard, I don’t know how to talk to her. Lot of times I’m ready to talk her and I’m dialing but then I freeze up and then I get work calls or church related calls and messages. Been lucky. But to me it’s still avoidance. Being in this situation is my first time avoiding my mothers calls since becoming a Christian. I hate it but I just don’t know how to talk her on the phone. I like being corrected in mistakes cause I want to do the right thing. I’m trying to see this in God’s way. Not sure how to explain her mistakes, I don’t even know if she is aware of it. But it just bothers me so much. What you preached on Sunday, I really want to use this method and live it. Right now I’m so weak and weary about going about it in wisdom. I just need lots of prayer over this situation how to talk about it. Or if you have any advise on how children can talk to their parents when scared, shocked, confused, etc.

    > Seeing things the way they really are
    > Stepping inside of a situation
    > Sacrificial love

    Thank You,

    Jaya Guy

    Contact: 414-559-0770


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