“How to Serve Faithfully”
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
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- Would you describe yourself as a “serving faithfully”? Why or why not?
- How do you react when things don’t go the way you want?
- 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.
- 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.