The Attitude of Jesus
The Attitude of Jesus
In Saved People Serve People, we’ll discover the attitude of Jesus and how to develop it in our lives.
True servanthood begins with an attitude that is selfless, humble, and desires good things for others.
An attitude (also called a mindset) is the habitual, typical and normal thought process that determines how you will interpret situations and dictates how you will respond to it and people.
Your attitude is your way of thinking, that determines how you understand and process situations and determines how you will respond.
Your attitude is the lens through which you see life.
Philippians 2:5-8 (NLT) You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form, He humbled Himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
Philippians 2:6 (NLT) Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.
John 1:1 – Jesus was God incarnate.
Colossians 1:16 – all of heaven and earth was created through Him and for Him.
There was no sense of entitlement in Jesus.
Philippians 2:7 (NLT) Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.
The Greek word for “slave” is doulos.
Original Word: δοῦλος, ου, ὁ
Phonetic Spelling: (doo’-los)
Short Definition: a male slave, bond-servant
In the 1st Century – the era in which Jesus lives and Paul was writing this passage from – a bondservant could refer to someone who voluntarily served others. Someone who chose to put themselves in a position of servitude for the remainder of their life.
Philippians 2:8 When He appeared in human form, He humbled Himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
Mark 10:45 (NLT) For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many.
He came to show us the heart of Father God by serving us.
John 14:12 (NLT) Jesus said I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in Me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.
Could it be that the signs, wonders and miracles are directly connected to the servanthood?