Jesus was a king who acted more like a servant. He gave of Himself freely, teaching us to see the world through the eyes of a servant. In this week of the Jesus Way series, we look at four key points of servanthood in shifting from a life of serving ourselves to one focused on serving others.
Philippians 2:1–11 NASB, emphasis added: “1 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, 2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. 3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. 5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
For every aspect and area of our lives, there is a simple solution, a path, a way. The guideline is already in plain sight, waiting to be discovered. In this series we’ll study Jesus’ words and discover what it means to walk the Jesus way—to be a true disciple of Christ.