Tag Archives: Servant

An example

John 13:1-35 On the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus. That is how this devotion should begin, and so it does. That is how tonight’s sermon should begin, and so it will. On the night in which he was … Continue reading

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Hunger hurts

1 Kings 19:1-8, John 6:1-14 Simply put, hunger hurts. Hunger brings the pain of a starving body, a stomach craving to be fed. Upon visiting places where hunger is widespread, it isn’t long before you begin to feel hunger’s pain. … Continue reading

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Disciples serve

John 13:1-17 It goes without saying, in many times and in many ways, we love to be served. There are many instances each day when we are being served by another. In stores, restaurants, schools and many other places, we … Continue reading

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Servant of All

Mark 9:30-41 What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s a question that we all faced at one time or another. Some probably wanted to be doctors or nurses. Some perhaps wanted to be a professional athlete. … Continue reading

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Gifted by the Spirit

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 There is a cliché in sports that says, “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” This is a favorite among gifted athletes, especially those who have set records, won championships and continually make the morning … Continue reading

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Feed my sheep

John 21:1-19 Following the crucifixion and death of Christ, Peter seemed lost. So much had taken place in the three years since he had first encountered Jesus. At the beginning of their ministry, Peter was bold, but his assertiveness often … Continue reading

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Servant of all

Mark 10:32-35 Three times, Jesus foretold of his crucifixion. In the first instance, Peter wouldn’t have any of it. His objections drew a sharp rebuke from Jesus. The second time Jesus was with Peter, James and John coming down from … Continue reading

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Proclaim the gospel

Matthew 2:1-12 The Christian mission is to preach the gospel throughout the earth so all people might realize God’s grace. It is a daunting task, to preach to the whole world, but God’s people must be diligent, for we never … Continue reading

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Called to serve

2 Timothy 1:1-14 The seminarian knelt upon the chancel steps anticipating the moment ahead. A life spent studying the Holy Scriptures, one filled with encouragement from family and teachers, suddenly reaches the moment of ordination. Not all are called to … Continue reading

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Each according to his ability

Matthew 25:14-30 Believe it or not, the parable of the talents is not about money. To think so is to miss the point of this passage. As it is in so many churches, we read this parable and immediately think … Continue reading

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