Look Out: Serve
Give Up – Surrender
Think Up – Read the Bible
Look Up – Pray
Love In – Community
Lean In – Accountability
Look In – Confession
Think Out – Trials
Look Out – Serve
I. Why Serve?
– According to Jesus, serving is the greatest life force.
– Down is Up
II. Why aren’t we servants?
– We are not taught to serve.
– Performance Identity
– Selfish Ambition (Php 2:3-7)
– We’re afraid that if we serve, we will lose.
– Serving is not worth it. (Mk 10:29-30)
– We don’t see the larger purpose of our lives
III. The key to serving: Look out
– The Way of Jesus: Mt 9:36, 14:14,15:32 Luke 7:13, 15:20. 19:5, 21:1, 22:61. John 1:42
– Judged by our service (not our gifts, our resources, our intelligence)
Two parables: Talents, sheep and goats Matthew 25:
Forasmuch as you have done it do the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me. – Jesus
Where has my selfish ambition kept me away from serving?
Where is God asking me to look out?
Who in my life are “the least of these?”