The Servant of the Lord

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These notes accompany the sermon found here.

Not to be served but to serve

  • Jesus came “not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28.

  • Introducing the servant motif:

    • mo·tif | mōˈtēf | noun; a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc. especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work.
    • Other people referred to as servants of the Lord in the Bible: Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, Isaiah, the prophets, the nation Israel/Jacob, Cyrus, the apostles, all believers.
    • The most important servant, Jesus Christ. See the Servant Songs of Isaiah:  Isaiah 42:1-9, 49:1-13, 50:4-11, 52:13-53:12.
  • A ransom for many

    • In saying “a ransom for many,” Jesus is stating that his life is being given as a substitution to set us free from the penalty of our sins.
    • See John 10:14-18; 1 Timothy 2:6; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 1:18-19, 2:24, 3:18; Hebrews 9:12, 10:3-18; Revelation 5:9; 1 Corinthians 6:20, 7:23; Exodus 13:12-15;  Leviticus 25-27; Numbers 35:19-27.

It shall not be so among you.

See also Philippians 2:3; Mark 9:35, 10:43-45; Luke 9:48, 14:7-11, 18:14, 22:25-26.

Encouragements

  • Jesus Christ came to serve.
  • And He continues to serve.
  • Think on these things.
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