Do You Serve God or Man?

Philippians 1:1


Slavery has horrible connotations in our day — and for good reason. In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that servitude to God gives life instead of taking it away.

Principle for Bible Reading

Word Searches

Word searches are important for deep study of the Bible. To conduct a larger search, look for a particular word throughout the Bible. To do a smaller search, look for a particular word in the book you’re studying. In this lab, John Piper shows how a word search can enhance Bible reading and provide a deeper understanding of the text by looking up the word “servant.”

Study Questions

  1. What does it mean to be a servant of man? A servant of God?
  2. Paul calls himself a “servant” (Philippians 1:1) and not an “apostle.” Why do you think he does this? Does the second use of the word “servant” in Philippians 2:7 help?
  3. Read Philippians 2:5–11. What was Jesus willing to forfeit for you in humble service? What do you need to surrender to Jesus for the sake of God and others?