Contributed on Feb 8, 2016
In this first sermon, I establish that we must be conformed into the likeness of Jesus. Because He was a servant, we must also become servants. A resource I am basing the series on is Charles Swindoll's "Improving Your Serve."
A. One day a woman was interviewing a prospective butler and asked him, “Are you trained to serve guests?” 1. The prospective butler replied “Yes, ma’am, I have been trained to serve guests both ways.” 2. The woman looked puzzled and asked, “What do you mean, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 15, 2016
In this second sermon in the series, we tackle the problem of selfishness. The only way to be a servant is to rein in selfishness and replace it with selflessness.
Introduction: A. We are in a new sermon series that we started last week that I am calling “Serving Like Jesus.” 1. Last week, we explored the fact that God wants us to be conformed into the likeness of Jesus, and because Jesus was a servant, that is a primary way that we must be ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2016
I have borrowed a lot of this sermon from Rick Warren's book The Purpose Driven Life, chapter 34, "Thinking Like a Servant." In that chapter, Warren suggests that there are five attitudes that servants need to have.
Introduction: A. Someone has said, “Some minds are like concrete; thoroughly mixed and permanently set.” 1. How about you? How is your thinking? 2. Are you spiritually minded? Do you have the mind of a servant? 3. Or is your mind like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set ...read more
Contributed on Feb 29, 2016
This sermon is based on chapter 7, of Charles Swindoll's book, Improving Your Serve. The sermon uses the first four Beatitudes as a character portrait of a servant.
Introduction: A. Don’t you love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up? 1. Unlike the minion in the picture, I don’t ask them because I am still looking for ideas! 2. I like to ask them to see what is going on in their little heads. 3. This second picture is a good ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2016
In this sermon, we examine the second four Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount to discover the characteristics of a servant.
Introduction: A. How many of you have been to an art museum? 1. Do you run through an art gallery, or do you walk slowly and thoughtfully? 2. To really appreciate art, you have to take your time and contemplate the masterpiece. 3. For example, let’s consider Leonardo De Vinci’s ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2016
In this sermon on the influence of a servant, we examine Jesus' illustrations of salt and light from the Sermon on the Mount. I also continue to rely on Swindoll's book, Improving Your Serve.
Introduction: A. Hillary Clinton’s current presidential campaign gives this old illustration an interesting twist. 1. There’s a story told about a drive that Bill and Hillary Clinton took while they were on vacation. 2. After driving along enjoying the beautiful countryside, they ...read more
Contributed on Mar 21, 2016
This sermon is based on Charles Swindoll's book "Improving Your Serve" chapter 10. The sermon uses Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the prophet, as an example of the perils that servants face.
Introduction: A. There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job it was to process all the mail that had undeliverable addresses. 1. One day, a letter came written in shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. 2. He thought he should open it to see what it was about. 3. The ...read more
Contributed on Apr 5, 2016
This sermon lays out the hope of the promised rewards awaiting all of God's servants.
A. One day a professor, a preacher and a professional golfer went deer hunting together. 1. They were all novices, but wanted to try it. 2. They had been out all day and towards dusk they all spotted a 5 point buck at the same time. 3. They each took aim and all three fired a shot at the moving ...read more