There are two principles – service and selfishness – that will either open the kingdom of heaven or condemn us on the Day of Judgment. Jesus is able to give us grace that we might become His servants and enter the kingdom of heaven.

Our text shows us this morning that this is what His grace does. 

  • This is what moved Peter and Andrew to open their home and serve the Lord and His disciples. 
  • This is what moved Jesus to serve Peter’s mother-in-law by healing her of her sickness. 
  • And this is what moved Peter’s mother-in-law to serve Jesus, her family and her guests after she rose from her sick bed.

We are challenged to examine our hearts and see if we are the Lord’s servants. Believers are also urged to look to Jesus to be strengthened in grace, especially that they might serve others by bringing the Gospel to them.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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