Irrational Service

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Life Group Study Guide: Loved what you heard on Sunday? Want to go deeper? The life group study guide will help you unpack what you heard on Sunday, while diving deeper into God's word.

 

Connect:

  • When was the last time you experienced exceptional service that went above and beyond what you had expected?

Dig Deeper:  

Read John 13:1-20

  • What context do we get from this passage of scripture?

 

  • Read Luke 22:24-30. What argument did the disciples have during their Passover meal with Jesus? How does this context shed light on Jesus’ act of washing the disciples’ feet?

 

  • What excuses could Jesus have given to not serve the disciples?

 

  • What distractions caused the disciples to miss the opportunity to serve Jesus and each other? What needs did the disciples have? What needs did Jesus have?

 

  • Why did Jesus wash the disciples’ feet?

 

  • What was the lesson Jesus was trying to teach His disciples? What command does He give to His disciples after He had washed their feet?

 

  • How do we practically follow Jesus’ example today?

 

Make It Personal:

  • Describe someone who serves you. What impact do they have on your life?
  • Why do you think Jesus used some of his last hours alive to wash dirty feet?

 

  • Read Matthew 23:11. How does this scripture make you feel about people you interact with each day?

 

  • If you were to take an assessment of your day, how well did you serve others?
  • If you were to take an assessment of your day, how did you respond to those who serve you?

 

  • How do you define living a great life? Does your definition match Jesus’ definition?

 

  • How might your job title, or personal accomplishments, trick you into thinking that you deserve to be served rather than serve? How do you overcome this?

 

  • What opportunities might Jesus be placing before you to serve others with an irrational act of service?

 

  • What is your biggest take takeaway from this week’s Study?

Tags: jesus, service, humility, master, servant

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