Fact Check – Part 3: Serve Others

Fact Check – Part 3: Serve Others

Mark 9:30-37

  • Be The Servant Of Everyone Else.
  1. Embrace humility.

“Jesus asked his disciples, ‘What were you discussing out on the road?’ But they didn’t answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.” Mark 9:33-34 (p.770)

“If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.” James 3:13 (p.931)

  1. Engage in serving selflessly.

“He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, ‘Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.’” Mark 9:35 (p.770)

“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13 (p.893)

  1. Examine and evaluate daily.

“Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.” Mark 9:37 (p.770)

“Then he said to the crowd, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.’” Luke 9:23 (p.790)

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28 (p.750)

My Next Step This Week

____ I’m going to start serving at Alive.

____ I’m going to continue serving at Alive.

Series Memory Verse: “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 (p.809)


DISCUSSION GUIDE

One Thing: Be The Servant Of Everyone Else.

Memory Verse: John 1:1 (p.809)

Bible Background: Mark 9:30-37

CONVERSATION STARTER

// If you had the power to serve others by removing one common annoyance from their life (think mosquitoes, traffic, long lines), what would it be and why?

WEEKEND REVIEW

Be The Servant Of Everyone Else.

  1. Embrace humility
  2. Engage in serving selflessly
  3. Examine and evaluate daily

// Was there anything that stood out to you or maybe confused you?

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

// Read Philippians 2:3-4 (p.900).

  • How does putting others first change how we usually treat our friends and family?
  • How does being humble and not selfish affect our relationships?

// Can you share a time when serving someone else made you grow or gave you a surprise benefit?

// Read Mark 9:35 (p.770).

  • Why do you think Jesus says to be great you have to take last place?
  • What does it practically look like for you to be the servant of everyone else?

// How can serving others change how we think about being the greatest?

// Read Matthew 20:28 (p.750).

  • In what ways does this verse show Jesus redifine what serving means?
  • How did Jesus serve us?
  • What can we learn from Jesus’s example of service and sacrifice?
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