How to Serve Faithfully

How to Serve Faithfully

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“How to Serve Faithfully”

John 12:4-8

Ways I hope you are like Judas:

        Follower of Jesus.

        Committed and passionate.

        • Heard a lot of teaching from Jesus.

        Believed in God.

        • Knew the Bible well.

        Served God.

Ways I hope you’re not like Judas:

        • Became a traitor.

        • Served himself.

                Q: How do I know whether I am serving God or serving myself?

                A: Look at how you react when things aren’t done the way you want.

        • Served unsurrendered.

                The only way to serve faithfully is to serve surrendered.

                Practice living a “not my will but Yours be done” life.

LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. If you’re a parent, recall with your group what it was like to name your kid(s). Was it easy? How long did it take you? Did the name(s) carry any special meaning?
  2. Does it feel so weird to hear “you’re like Judas” that you find yourself trying to disagree or explain away the “positives” in his life?
  3. How do you feel when you review the 6 subpoints under point 1 and realize all those 6 things could be true of a person but they could still be an unfaithful servant?
  4. Would you describe yourself as a “serving faithfully”? Why or why not?
  5. How do you react when things don’t go the way you want?
  6. Every day for a week, try starting your day by praying “Today, Lord, I want to love You, love people and live surrendered.” Then add, “I want to live a ‘not my will but Yours be done’ kind of life.” Next time you gather as a LifeGroup, share with each other how it went.
  7. Re-visit the two questions asked at the end of the sermon: If I am not serving, why not? If I am serving, am I serving unsurrendered? Then, based on your answer, make plans to either start serving or start serving surrendered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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