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The Destitution of Service

My Utmost His Highest

". . . though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved." (2 Corinthians 12:15) 

The institutional church’s idea of a servant of God is not at all like Jesus Christ’s idea. His idea is that we serve Him by being the servants of others. Jesus Christ actually “out-socialized” the socialists. He said that in His kingdom the greatest one would be the servant of all (see Matthew 23:11). The real test of a saint is not one’s willingness to preach the gospel, but one’s willingness to do something like washing the disciples’ feet — that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God. . . Paul focused his life on Jesus Christ’s idea of a New Testament saint; that is . . . one who becomes broken bread and poured-out wine in the hands of Jesus Christ for the sake of others. (1 Corinthians 9:22). (read more) (purchase)

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