Servant of God
Everyone wants to lead. No one, it seems, wants to be a servant.
In a world that values positions of power and influence, Jesus taught His disciples that their true identity is as a servant of God. Jesus understood His identity as a suffering servant. He knew His destiny as a selfless servant. He had security in His relationship with the Father that allowed Him to be a sacrificial servant. Following Christ, Paul, the apostle, understood his new identity as a servant of God. As he introduced himself to the Romans (Romans 1:1), he identified himself as a servant of Christ Jesus.
When you find your identity in Christ and base your value or worth on your relationship to Christ, you are free from the expectations of others, and that allows you to really serve them the best.
sermon by: Larry Murray