The Unexpected Pedicure
~ Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Serve with Humility!
Humility thinks of others Before Self.
~ Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Humility places others Above Self.
~ Philippians 2:5-8 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
~ Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
~ Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Serve with Love!
Love serves Willingly.
~ Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,
~ Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
Love does Whatever.
~ Colossians 3:17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
Serve with Influence!
Influence takes the First Step.
~ Matthew 20:28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
Influence provides the Example, not the Exception.
~ Matthew 28:20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
~ Luke 12:48 but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.