Lord of Our Service = Prime Minister

Sabbath School, September 17, 2005

Fred Bischoff

 

Greatness = _______________

Phil. 2:9-11 Wherefore God also hath highly __________ him, and given him a name which is ________ every name:  that at the name of Jesus every knee should ______, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should ________ that Jesus Christ is _______, to the glory of God the Father.

What is the background to this prophecy of every knee bowing and every tongue confessing (cf. Isa 45:23; Rom. 14:11)? What comes before these happen?

vs. 5:  let this ______ be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus

vs. 6:  did not grasp onto ______________________

vs. 7:  made Himself _________________

                  took the form of a _______________

                  made in the likeness of _____________

vs. 8  _____________ Himself

                  obedient unto ____________, even the __________________

Pr 16:18 _______ goeth before destruction, and an __________ spirit before a fall.

Pr 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is _______, and before honour is ________.

 

Attempted Greatness:  Seeking ______________

Mark 10:35-41 (common theme:  Mark 9:34; Luke 22:24)

Verses 42-45 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles __________ ________ over them; and their ______ ______ exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be ________ among you, shall be your ________:  and whosoever of you will be the __________, shall be _______ of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ____________ unto, but to __________, and to give his ______ a ransom for many.

 

Serving Without ______________

Luke 10:38-42 Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat ___ _______ ______, and heard ____ _______. But Martha was cumbered about much _________, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to ________ alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art ________ and _________ about many things:  but _____ _______ is needful: and Mary hath chosen that _____ ______, which shall not be taken away from her.

Matt 7: 21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful _____? And then will I profess unto them, I never ________ you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Joh 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God _______. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not ________ the Father, nor me.

 

Example of Serving

John 13:1-15 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.... Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; he riseth from supper, and _____ ______ his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. [ = same word as in John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man ____ _____his life for his friends.] After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to _____ the disciples╣ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.... So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me _______ and _____: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash ____ ________ feet. For I have given you an ________, that ye should do as I have done to you.

 

Spectrum of Serving

1Cor. 12:4 Now there are diversities of _________, but the same Spirit.

Motivation (Rom. 12:3-9) 7 listed

5 And there are differences of ________________, but the same Lord.

Ministry (1Cor. 12:27-31) 8 listed

6 And there are diversities of _________, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

Manifestation (1Cor. 12:7-11) 8 listed

 

Only One _____ to Serve

1Cor. 12:31-13:3 But covet earnestly the best ______: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent _____. Though I speak with the __________(see 12:10) of men and of angels, and have not ______, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the _____ of _______(see 12:10), and understand all mysteries, and all ____________(see 12:8); and though I have all _______(see 12:9), so that I could remove mountains, and have not ________, I am nothing. And though I _______(see 12:28) all my goods to feed the poor, and though I _____ my body to be burned, and have not ________, it profiteth me nothing. [Compare Gal. 5:13 by ______ _______...]

 

How Long This Greatness Lasts

Luke 12:35-37 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that _____ for their lord, when he will ________ from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those ____________, whom the lord when he cometh shall find ____________: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and _______ them.

 

Review

Who humbled himself the most?

Who serves the most?

Who is the greatest?