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AG Online Don’t forget to check out previous lesson notes online at www.theshbc.org!www.theshbc.org Click the “Ministries” tab link in the left menu bar, then scroll and click the link for “Access Granted”
Quick Read “Jesus taught His disciples that being a servant was the most important thing any Christian could do. Jesus modeled sacrificial service and calls us to follow His example.” - Orozco, pg. 91
Study Aim “To decide how I will follow Jesus’ example by serving someone in the coming week.” - Orozco, pg. 101
Quote “If we are not watchful, filth can fill our lives. In fact, slavery to sin does not occur overnight. It is a process of hoarding evil thoughts, attitudes, and actions over a long period of time.” - Orozco, pg. 92
Icebreaker “What makes it hard for me to serve others?”
Mark 10:42-45, John 13:12-17, & James 2:14-17 42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. 14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
POINT #1 Greatness = Service I receive God’s attention when I am attentive to others!
POINT #1 cont’d Everyone is called to serve! The world has it backwards! God has no problem with me seeking greatness; He only wants me to possess the right motives in pursuing greatness! Things To Think About…
POINT #2 Service = Blessing All service will produce honor; Godly service yield blessing!
POINT #2 cont’d Most will not understand your unsolicited service – but that’s the point! I should want to serve simply because Jesus did! Christians are not exempt from service but actually enlisted into service! Things To Think About…
POINT #3 Authenticity will be the barometer of my service in God’s eyes! Psalm 53:2 – 1 Samuel 16:7 – Luke 16:15
POINT #2 cont’d God is not pleased with unseen faith alone! Prayer does not circumvent practicality! “Dead faith” is actually no faith in disguise! Things To Think About…