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An Approved Servant Of The Lord Jesus!. Titus 1:1 Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and.

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1 An Approved Servant Of The Lord Jesus!

2 Titus 1:1 Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness,

3 2 peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

4 Jude 1:1 Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:

5 Introduction What does it mean to be called “An Approved Servant of the Lord?” Christians are called “bond-servants” in the New Testament. A bond servant is one who belongs to another; a bond- slave, without any ownership rights of their own.

6 Introduction The Greek word “Doulos” is used with the highest dignity in the New Testament – namely, of believers who willingly live under Christ’s authority as His devoted followers. The Greek word “Doulos” is used with the highest dignity in the New Testament – namely, of believers who willingly live under Christ’s authority as His devoted followers.

7 Desiring To be a Servant We must put the Master’s will and teachings into practice in our own lives! We must strive to be as close to the Lord as we can.

8 More About Jesus… The song “More, More, About Jesus” seems to typify the desire of the “Approved Servant of the Lord.”

9 Equipped for Service

10 2 Timothy 3: All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

11 Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

12 Let Your Light Shine!

13 Matthew 5:16 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

14 The Right Foundation Having the right foundation spiritually will determine your eternal destiny. Our lives must be built on a trust in the saving work of the Lord Jesus!

15 Jesus is supreme

16 I’ll Put HIM first! In all that I say, In all that I do Thro'out the world of toil and strife By day and by night, Thro' trust in His might I'll put Jesus first in my life

17 Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

18 Walking In The truth Ephesians 5:2 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

19 The “Elect lady” 2 John 4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father. I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.

20 The Beloved Gaius 3 John 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

21 Heavenly Living Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

22 Citizen of heaven 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

23 Colossians 3:1-2 3 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

24 Watch Out for Lion! Watch out for Satan!

25 I Peter 5:8 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

26 The Holy Spirit I John 4:4 Greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world

27 Living in expectation Jesus IS Coming Again! His coming is imminent. His coming is imminent. Belief in His return is a motivation for greater service. Belief in His return is a motivation for greater service.

28 Eager Anticipation I Thessalonians 1:10 10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

29 The Blessed Hope Titus 2:13 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

30 Jesus is coming Back! We have the promise that Jesus will comeback personally for us! He will keep His Word!

31 Conclusion Christians must desire to be “An Approved Servant of the Lord.” Christians must desire to be “An Approved Servant of the Lord.” We must strive to draw nearer to Jesus daily. We must strive to draw nearer to Jesus daily.

32 Invitation It is God’s desire that all be saved! It is God’s desire that all be saved! He has provided the way for redemption. Jesus came to redeem us! He has provided the way for redemption. Jesus came to redeem us! He is always there to meet the needs of all people. He is always there to meet the needs of all people.

33 Invitation He meets the needs of those outside of Christ. He meets the needs of those outside of Christ. Salvation is by the grace of God, but we must appropriate the grace of God. Salvation is by grace, through faith, in baptism, unto good works. Salvation is by the grace of God, but we must appropriate the grace of God. Salvation is by grace, through faith, in baptism, unto good works.

34 I John 2:1 2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

35 Invitation He meets the needs of Christians-we are not perfect-we sin. I John 2:1 If we repent-He will forgive us. If You have a need, please come.


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