True Greatness

July 8, 2016

But the greatest among you shall be your servant. Matthew 23:11

1. FIND HAPPINESS IN SERVING OTHERS. If you want to have greatness, get involved with a life of serving. Jesus came not “to be served, but to serve” (Matthew 20:28). The world is skewed in valuing what’s important, grabbing at any form of happiness available. But the true recipe for happiness is to do something good for somebody else.

“One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” –Albert Schweitzer, theologian and physician

2. USE YOUR GIFT TO SERVE OTHERS. We all have aspirations to live great lives and bear a lot of fruit. But a follower of Jesus knows that the greatest in God’s kingdom is a servant (Matthew 23:11). God anoints for greatness every believer who understands the invitation to serve.

Through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13b

3. SERVE IN THE LITTLE THINGS. Don’t underestimate the “little” moments of kindness—letting someone go ahead of you in line, picking up a piece of trash, praying for someone, making a phone call, or writing a simple note. These are all divine encounters coming from a heart of servanthood. And that is true greatness.

Honor God & Help People.
Pastor Jeff

Great, adj.
Of significant importance or consequence. Of exceptional talents or achievements; remarkable.

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