Serve Jesus! (Jn 12:26-12:26)

“Whoever serves me,

Must follow me!

Where I am,

There will be

My servant also.

Whoever serves me,

The Father will honor.”

ἐὰν ἐμοί τις διακονῇ, ἐμοὶ ἀκολουθείτω, καὶ ὅπου εἰμὶ ἐγὼ, ἐκεῖ καὶ ὁ διάκονος ὁ ἐμὸς ἔσται· ἐάν τις ἐμοὶ διακονῇ, τιμήσει αὐτὸν ὁ Πατήρ.

Then John uniquely indicated that whoever served him (ἐὰν ἐμοί τις διακονῇ) must follow him (ἐμοὶ ἀκολουθείτω).  Where he was (καὶ ὅπου εἰμὶ ἐγὼ), there would be his servant or deacon also (ἐκεῖ καὶ ὁ διάκονος ὁ ἐμὸς ἔσται).  Jesus stressed his divine power with the “I am (εἰμὶ ἐγὼ)”.  Whoever served Jesus or was his deacon (ἐάν τις ἐμοὶ διακονῇ), the Father would honor him (τιμήσει αὐτὸν ὁ Πατήρ).  Jesus said that whoever served him would follow him as a servant deacon.  If they were servants or deacons of Jesus, his Father would honor them.  Jesus wanted deacon servant followers that would later be honored.  Are you willing to serve Jesus?

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