Main Idea: The habit of serving others leads to a powerful life filled with purpose.
Introduction: This week Pastor Zac continued our Atomic Life series with a message on serving. The habit of serving not only benefits those that we serve, but it increases our faith and connection with God as we see how He has given us gifts and purpose for doing His kingdom work.
Discussion Starter: Think of a time when someone did a service for you, such as washing the dishes or changing your tire on the side of the road. How did it feel to be served? Did it motivate you to want to pay it forward and serve someone else?
Primary Scriptures: Mark 10:42-45, 1 Peter 4:7-11
- Read Mark 10:42-45. Do you have a heart for serving? Do you feel the Holy Spirit pull your attention to certain needs in your community?
- Read 1 Peter 4:7-11. Verse 10 says “each one has received a special gift.” What gift has God given you to be used for His purposes? If you aren’t sure, think about what talents and passions you have. Pray and ask God to give you insight into how He created you. Sometimes people around you may be able to see your gift better than you can see it yourself.
- How are you using your gifts and talents to serve God and His kingdom? Do you have a habit of serving? Why should serving be a habit?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read 1 Peter 4:7-11 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.