Friday, October 4, 2013
"FAN THE FLAME" FRIDAY - Servant
Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.
This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)
Just a word and a question (or few)…just a little something to
"fan the flame" of your creativity!
And, to further fan those faith-filled flames (try saying that 10 times in a row!) – I'm adding my favorite devotional from the week!
Today's word: servant
What does it mean to be a servant?
What are some of the ways a person can be a servant?
When was a time in your life when you were called to be a servant, but it was really hard to serve?
What are some of the rewards of being a servant?
Let me know what you think!!
"'But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant...'" (Matthew 20:26, NLT)
"If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward." (Matthew 24:26, NLT)
"'His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.'" (Matthew 25:23, ESV)
"'Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.'" (John 12:26, NIV)
DEVOTIONAL OF THE WEEK:
Once again, Jesus teaches his disciples by doing something that dumbfounds them...On this night he demonstrates a humility that will only be exceeded when he goes to the cross...[The disciples] are still hoping for a Messiah to exalt...Jesus' demonstration of love and servanthood lives on as a reminder to believers...Service doesn't demean one's dignity; rather, as Jesus shows, it defines it.
*Teach me to be a servant when it's difficult to serve.
(Devotional from: "Meet the Bible" by Philip Yancey and Brenda Quinn, c. 2000, Zondervan Publishers)
"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
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