Servant Life-Week 4 // Better Than Heroes // Pastor Kate Murphy

Scripture: 1 Kings 19:19-21

The biggest stumbling block in our servant life is not our ability, but our desire.  It is not that life as a servant of God is not possible–we are absolutely able to live the life that God is calling us to live.  Jesus isn’t looking for disciples who are faster than a speeding bullet, stronger than a locomotive or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.  Those are superheroes–God is looking for servants who are willing to walk the second mile, turn the other cheek, forgive repeatedly, speak truth in love and work for the good of others.  It’s not that we can’t do these things.  We just don’t want to.  

We don’t want to be servants because we don’t want to live small, boring, insignificant, weak lives in the shadows.

And if that were the call–it would be a hard sacrifice to make.  But when you think servant of Jesus, I need you to think less Jeeves and more Elijah.  A life serving Jesus will be filled with meaning, power, adventure, growth, purpose and–most remarkably–that elusive peace that passes understanding which Jesus promises.

I hope you’ll join me as we look at the witness of the prophet Elijah–who wasn’t a superhero at all, but the kind of ordinary servant of God we all are equipped to be.

Pastor Kate

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