Mark 10:45, John 13:1-17



  • It is just human nature to be wanted to be served, to be treated as royalties.
  • We do not expect someone with great power or authority to perform acts of kindness such as serving others.
  • We certainly would never expect a God that would do this kind of thing.
  • When we think of God, we would often think of a Superior being who is waiting to be served. He exists to rule over us and to demand us to follow his ways.

Jesus -The Upside Down Servant God

  • But Jesus came and said: "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
  • What Jesus says turned the world and expectation of the people at that time upside down.
  • Jesus illustrated this by washing his disciples' feet. (John 13:1-17)
  • Jesus was gathering with his twelve disciples for one final supper just before the Passover.
  • None of the disciples was willing to wash each others' feet because no one wants to be a servant.
  • Jesus got up and demonstrated how to be a servant. He changed his clothes into a servant’s outfit. (John 13:4)
  • Jesus humbled himself to take up the work of a slave.  
  • Jesus’ life is full of service to others.
  • Jesus loves to serve and He serves to love
  • Jesus came to serve and he encourages us to follow his example of service (John 13:15)
  • As Christians, we are called to serve others as Jesus served.
  • According to Jesus, we will be blessed if we serve others just as Jesus has served (John 13:17)
  • In the upside-down kingdom of God, greatness is measured by how many people you have served.
  • Serving others helps us change from self-centered to others-centered and to put others' needs above our needs.

To Do

  • Let us follow Jesus' example of serving others and bring His upside-down kingdom to this world.



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