Tangible Acts of Service

Luke 14:15-22  Jesus said, "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.  17) At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ’Come, for everything is now ready.’  18) "But they all alike began to make excuses.  The first said, ’I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it.  Please excuse me.’
19) "Another said, ’I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out.  Please excuse me.’  20) "Still another said, ’I just got married, so I can’t come.’  21) "The servant came back and reported this to his master.  Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ’Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’  22) " ’Sir,’ the servant said, ’what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’

 

Luke 14:23  "Then the master told his servant, ’Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.
 

1) Jesus Cares Passionately about People

2) Jesus Wants Us to Emulate His Passion

Luke 14:23 (NKJV)  “The Master said to “Compel them to come in”

3) Live Your Life with a Purpose

4) Following Jesus Changes Lives

5) Following Jesus Requires Servant-Hood
“If anyone wants to be first, he must be the last and the servant of all,”

“Deny yourself - take up your cross - lay down your life.”

6) Who has the Towel?

John 13:12-17  “Do you understand what I have done for you?                     13) You call me Teacher and Master and rightly so, for that is what I am.  14) Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  15) I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.  16) I tell you the          truth, no servant is greater than his Master, nor is a messenger greater than the One who sent Him.  17) Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”

7) See the Possibilities

8) Purpose to Serve

Saved People Serve People

9) Lesson Learned and Applied