The Perfect Servant Character of the Lord Jesus Christ
The Practical Application for the Believer
Presented by Glenn Griffin
November 27, 2019

 

The Body of the Servant – A body in which to serve

  • “Wherefore when He cometh into the world, He saith, “Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a body hast Thou prepared Me”… we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10:5, 10
  • “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” Romans 6:12-13

 

The Will of the Servant – A submissive will to govern the body

  • Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of Me) to do Thy will, O God.” Hebrews 10:5,7
  • I delight to do Thy will, O My God: yea, Thy law is within My heart.” Psalm 40:8
  • “Father if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be done.” Luke 22:42
  • “…present your bodies a living sacrifice…but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2

 

The Humility of the Servant – A humble mind to serve in the body

  • “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:6-8
  • “And whosever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” Matthew 23:12
  • “So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, “We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.”” Luke 17:10

 

The Exaltation of the Servant – A glorified body to continue to serve

  • “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11
  • Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6

 

The Sphere of the Servant – A body to be sacrificed in service  

  • “But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:43-45
  • “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”

 

The Words of the Servant – A body to speak profitable words

  • “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind Me, Satan: for it is written, “Thou shalt worship the Lord Thy God, and Him only shalt Thou serve.”” Luke 4:8
  • “…the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, they are life.” John 6:63
  • “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2 Timothy 3:16

 

The Master of the Servant – A body upheld by the master

  • “Behold My servant, whom I uphold; Mine elect, in whom My soul delighteth; I have put My Spirit upon Him” Isaiah 42:1
  • “…and a voice came from heaven, which said, “Thou art My beloved Son; in Thee I am well pleased.” Luke 3:22
  • “Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: For God is able to make him stand.” Romans 14:4
  • “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: then shall every man have praise of God.” 1 Corinthians 4:5

 

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