SERVE – Intro Sermon
In 2020 our focus word for Superstition Foothills Baptist Church is SERVE. Just like in our focus word was BEYOND in 2019, we will be focusing all year long on serving. This sermon is an introduction sermon for our SERVE sermon series.
In this sermon we explore a passage from Matthew 23. In the story we see Jesus sharing with people how and how not to serve. Jesus explains that the Pharisees have added a lot of extra steps to what God commands, shows how they are only serving to look good, and even explains how we should listen to what they say in some instances but not to do what they are doing.
Serve Sermon Featured Passage
Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’ But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. –Matthew 23:1-12
What’s The Point?
We are encouraging all of our regular attenders to think of ways they can serve their friends, family, neighbors, etc. We’d love to hear your ideas on ways we can better serve you! Please leave a comment below!