Summary: This is From the series Who Does Christ Want Me To Be. HIS SERVANT. A message that encourages us to serve others. Serving the needs of others. Through Caring for others Through Comforting others and Through counseling others.
Who Does Christ Want Me To Be? (Series pt1)
CHRIST WANTS YOU TO BE HIS SERVANT
Can you say today of the Lord Jesus Christ and of yourself…
Can you say…….“I AM HIS SERVANT”
If anyone would come to Christ then they MUST call him master…an not only call Him Master but they must Live for Him as Master
What does a servant do?
Servants meet needs…
A servant may do chores such as work in the field
A servant may do house work such as cooking or cleaning
A servant may even care for others in the role of a caretaker or nanny.
Jesus as our master does not ask us to meet His needs (He is God after all) so He does not ask us to meet His needs but He asks us and literally commands us to meet the needs of others.
Meeting the needs of others begins with
Meeting Needs through Caring
When there is genuine caring….there is a genuine concern for an individuals needs.
The problem so often with you and with me and with modern day America is that we become so concerned about having our own needs met that we forget about the deep and important needs of others around us.
We forget about giving service to the needs of others because we are too self absorbed in having our own needs met.
Let’s take a look.
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We get so absorbed in our own needs that we forget to look at the needs of others.
And often times if we really take the time to look deep enough we find that many people have needs far deeper than our own.
When we see people’s needs one of two things usually takes place in our hearts either complacency or concern is birthed.
When we recognize a need we will become concerned about the need or we will become complacent to that need.
Complacence – deals with being unconcerned.
…un-interested and therefore uninvolved.
We find a story in 2 Kings chapter 5 that is quite the opposite of complacency.
We find a young servant girl who saw a need and made a decision to be concerned instead of being complacent.
Let’s look at 2 Kings chapter 5 and I want you to see how there is genuine concern and care for the need of others that comes out of the heart of a servant.
1 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, …but he had leprosy.
2 Now bands from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife.
3 She said to her mistress, "If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy."
4 Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said.
5 "By all means, go," the king of Aram replied. "I will send a letter to the king of Israel." So Naaman left, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold and ten sets of clothing.
In 2 Kings chapter 5 we are introduced to a mighty military leader. His name is Naaman and he was the
commander of the army of the King of Aram,
Yet in all of his military might and valor this glorious general had a gigantic problem….
Verse 1 tells us “he had leprosy”
That terrible deadly and defaming disease.
This Naaman in his many victories had taken advantage of a common war practice of taking captive servants out of the enemies people.
Naaman has acquired a young servant girl and given this servant to meet the needs of his wife.
What becomes evident through this passage is to understand that the little girl who was a servant of Naaman and his wife was in fact also a servant of the living God.
God had filled this little servant girls heart with both faith and genuine concern for others.
The little girl saw the need and she cared deeply enough to want to do something about it.
Now complacency causes us to see something with only superficial sight…. not taking note of the real dangers and difficulties and deficiencies that are present.
Just like the man in the video clip, at first he saw things through a rather complacent set of eyes. He was seeing people without seeing their genuine needs.
True Caring leads to action and belief that something can and must be done
The little servant girl’s words in verse 3