Servants of Jesus Serve Sacrificially

Big Truth:

Servants of Jesus Serve Sacrificially

Mark 9:35; John 13:14; 1 Corinthians 9:20-23; Romans 12:1; Philippians 2:17

Bible Verse:

“But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:43-45

Big Ideas:

  • Servants of Jesus don’t use their influence and authority for their own gain.
  • Servants of Jesus choose to sacrifice their comfort, control, and ambition by embracing the role of a slave.
  • Servants of Jesus follow His example by willingly laying down their lives.

Bible Passage:

Mark 10:35-45




This series looks at the calling to be a servant on the life of a Jesus follower. It considers what a servant is biblically and how we are to live as one who lays down our lives for our Master. 

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Every student should know that:

  • They are a servant of Jesus.
  • They have been forgiven an unimaginable debt.
  • To be a servant means to lay down their lives.

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Every student should strive to:

  • Forgive anyone who has wronged them as Jesus has forgiven them.
  • Walk by faith instead of giving into anxiety.
  • Be known by their allegiance to Christ and the gospel.

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Every student should feel:

  • Awe at the forgiveness they have experienced in Christ.
  • Thankful for the grace that brought them from death to life and into God’s family.
  • Unworthy of the mercy and grace they have received.

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Every student should want:

  • To be faithful and pursue obedience to God.
  • To sacrifice their comfort and control for the sake of the gospel.
  • To be committed to Christ above all else.