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with David & Carol Cape
Celebration of Servanthood with David Cape
Mark 10:43 Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant (NAS)
THE SPIRIT OF THE SERVANT
The Spirit of a Servant -1 HE OR SHE IS PREPARED TO HUMBLE THEMSELVES 1 Samuel 16:7
The Spirit of a Servant -1 He or she is prepared to humble themselves 1 Samuel 16: Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, "The LORD has not chosen these." 11 And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here."
The Spirit of a Servant -1 He or she is prepared to humble themselves 1 Samuel 16: 12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is he." 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
The Spirit of a Servant -1 He or she is prepared to humble themselves 1 Samuel 16: So Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, "Send me your son David who is with the flock." 20 And Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread and a jug of wine and a young goat, and sent them to Saul by David his son.
The Spirit of a Servant -1 He or she is prepared to humble themselves 1 Samuel 16: Then David came to Saul and attended him, and Saul loved him greatly; and he became his armor bearer. 22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Let David now stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight."
The Spirit of a Servant -1 He or she is prepared to humble themselves 1 Samuel 16: So it came about whenever the evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp and play it with his hand; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him.
A SERVANT IS ZEALOUS !
The Spirit of a Servant -2 2 Samuel 6:12 12 Now it was told King David, saying, "The LORD has blessed the house of Obed- edom and all that belongs to him, on account of the ark of God." And David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with gladness.
The Spirit of a Servant -2 A servant is zealous 2 Samuel 6:15 15 So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouting and the sound of the trumpet.
The Spirit of a Servant -2 A servant is zealous Psalm 69:9 The zeal for thy house has (consumed) me - (eaten me up)
The Spirit of a Servant -3 A SERVANT NEVER TRIES TO BE EQUAL TO THE ONE HE IS SERVING.
The Spirit of a Servant -3 1 Samuel 24: Now it came about when Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, saying, "Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi." 2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men from all Israel, and went to seek David and his men in front of the Rocks of the Wild Goats.
The Spirit of a Servant -3 1 Samuel 24: And he came to the sheepfolds on the way, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the inner recesses of the cave. 4 And the men of David said to him, "Behold, this is the day of which the LORD said to you, 'Behold; I am about to give your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it seems good to you.'"
The Spirit of a Servant -3 1 Samuel 24:1-10 Then David arose and cut off the edge of Saul's robe secretly. 5 And it came about afterward that David's conscience bothered him because he had cut off the edge of Saul's robe.
The Spirit of a Servant -3 1 Samuel 24: So he said to his men, "Far be it from me because of the LORD that I should do this thing to my lord, the Lord's anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, since he is the Lord's anointed." 7 And David persuaded his men with these words and did not allow them to rise up against Saul. And Saul arose, left the cave, and went on his way.
The Spirit of a Servant -3 1 Samuel 24: Now afterward David arose and went out of the cave and called after Saul, saying, "My lord the king!" And when Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the ground and prostrated himself. 9 And David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of men, saying, 'Behold, David seeks to harm you'?
The Spirit of a Servant -3 1 Samuel 24: "Behold, this day your eyes have seen that the LORD had given you today into my hand in the cave, and some said to kill you, but my eye had pity on you; and I said, 'I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord's anointed.
The Spirit of a Servant -3 Phil 2:5-8 5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant,
The Spirit of a Servant -3 Phil 2:5-8 and being made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
The Spirit of a Servant -3 A servant never tries to be equal to the one he is serving David saw beyond the conflict and the issues, he saw Saul’s anointing
A SERVANT CARES
The Spirit of a Servant -4 1 Samuel 22:1-2 1 So David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam; and when his brothers and all his father's household heard of it, they went down there to him.
The Spirit of a Servant -4 1 Samuel 22:1-2 2 And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered to him; and he became captain over them. Now there were about four hundred men with him.
The Spirit of a Servant -4 A servant cares He taught them: Self worth Boldness Not to count the cost
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The Spirit of a Servant -4 A servant cares He taught them: Self worth Boldness Not to count the cost To have hearts to please Faithfulness
A SERVANT BLESSES
The Spirit of a Servant -5 Some definitions of ‘to bless’: To perform an act of kindness To bring joy to another person To actively love