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The Servant King

  • So when he had washed their feet, put his outer garment back on, and sat down again, he said to them, 'Do you know what I have done to you? You call me, 'Teacher' and 'Lord.' You say so correctly, for so I am.If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.' John 13:12 WEB

    During the time that Jesus lived on earth, when you were invited to dine at someone's house, you bathed before going. But as you traveled to their house, your feet would become dirty again from the dusty roads.

    It was customary that a servant would wash your feet on arrival to freshen you up. They did not permit Jewish servants to perform this lowly service. It was reserved for gentile servants or slaves.

    When Jesus and the disciples came into the upper room for the last supper, the servant was missing. All the disciples knew what needed to be done, but not one of them offered to do it because they had just been arguing over which of them was the greatest (Luke 22:24). They apparently felt that: 'I am not about to wash their feet. They can wash mine.'

    Jesus then knelt before each of them and washed their feet just as a gentile slave would have, when they should have scrambled to wash His. Other than Peter's outburst, it appears that the entire washing happened in embarrassed silence. Then He asked them: 'Do you know what I have done to you?' and got more silence.

    Jesus told them: 'You call Me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so.' His humble act of serving them had not diminished His greatness. He was still Lord, just different from what even they expected. Jesus demonstrated that the greatest among them, needed to be ready to perform humble service for the least when necessary. 'The greatest among you will be your servant.'

    Humility does not diminish who you are, it perfects it. I can tell of so many times where God gave me a choice between humbly serving, or arrogantly ignoring. The times when I chose to humbly serve, I was soon promoted somehow in my life. The month before the Lord pushed me into becoming a pastor, I scrubbed all the toilets in our church because that day, the servant was missing.

    'God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time' (1 Peter 5:5'6).

    When an opportunity appears in your life where there is something that needs to be done, but the servant is missing. Lay aside your garment of pride and become the servant. Do it with joy and energy as if you were working directly for the Lord, for the greatest among you will be your servant.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father thank You for sending Jesus as an example for us and help me to grow more and more like Him. Help me recognize divine opportunities that arise in my life, and make the right choice. Let me be Your servant, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

To be a Minister is to be a servant.

June 27, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

June 27, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father thank You for sending Jesus as an example for us and help me to grow more and more like Him. Help me recognize divine opportunities that arise in my life, and make the right choice. Let me be Your servant, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3 Thank you :)

June 27, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen❤️

June 27, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen 

June 27, 2017
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Emily Moore
Emily Moore

Always on point! Thank you for what you all do!

June 27, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Wow!! Never was taught this scripture this way. I never knew the background, the history etc and now this scripture is more clear!!  And of course the image of you cleaning the toilets in the church.  Wow.yesterday I listened to a teaching from a pastor in YouTube.  He preached on 1Petet 6-7. So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that he may exalt you in due time   Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. The pastor said, first you have to humble yourself, then cast your fears   They work in that order! So Two messages on humility in a row   Pay attention right?  

 Dear Jesus I thank you for your great love.  In humility I submit first, then cast all my fears to you.  

June 27, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Amazing... what a concept! I see the benifit!! very cool! Thanks Pastor!!

June 27, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Lord I humbly submit to You. Help me to make the right decisions in my life. Amen.

June 27, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,how ever I can serve you Jesus I will.I love and praise you.

June 27, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I love this! I pray that I will always have a servents heart.

June 27, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

June 27, 2017
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen that is so true

June 27, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. We should never be too proud to do a servant's job, for He Himself came to serve, not to judge.

June 27, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen!

June 27, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen, praise the Lord.

June 27, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen what a great reminder 

June 27, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

June 27, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: June 27, 2017

Prayer: Heavenly Father thank You for sending Jesus as an example for us and help me to grow more and more like Him. Help me recognize divine opportunities that arise in my life, and make the right choice. Let me be Your servant, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion today and everyday. :-)

June 27, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, thank you for sending Jesus as an example for us and help me to grow more and more like him. Help me recognize Divine opportunities that arise in my life, and make the right choice. Let me be your servant, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

June 27, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Humbling...and pray to be open, Jesus.

June 27, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father thank You for sending Jesus as an example for us and help me to grow more and more like Him. Help me recognize divine opportunities that arise in my life, and make the right choice. Let me be Your servant, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

June 28, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Heavenly Father help me to see things as you see them.I want to do the things that you are doing to to seek you with all of my heart,I want to speak the words that you are speaking to.To be your servant and serve you.Teach me your ways,and help me to be teachable at all times.In He Name of Jesus Christ I pray.You showed us how to live and to be humble loving and kind and forgiving.Help us to walk in these ways.Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion and prayer.We give thanks to God for your love and devotion and faithfulness.,and ask God for protection and his Angels to watch over you always.

June 30, 2017