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Next Step - Week 4 - SERVING

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BEFORE YOU GATHER

  • Familiarize yourself with this Group Study Guide.
  • If you missed it, CLICK HERE to watch the weekend sermon.
  • Spend some time in prayer before your group gathers.
  • To prepare for discussion, CLICK HERE for a few facilitation tips.
  • As a leader you always have the option to use some or all the questions and/or write your own questions.

GROUP DISCUSSION

Opening Prayer: (1-5 minutes)
In light of what God is saying through this week’s message, here’s some suggestions of how your group can invite God into your time together.

  • Ask God to guide your reading and discussion.
  • Ask God for more insights about where He is calling you to serve.
  • Ask God for wisdom and discernment so that you can encourage one another to take their next steps with Jesus.

Quick Connection: (5 minutes)

Share a time when you volunteered or participated in an act of service. What did you remember? What stands out in your mind? What were some of the outcomes?

Group Discussion: (30 minutes)

This week we will explore what it means to serve as Jesus served.

Open your Bibles and together read John 13:3-15 paying close attention to verses 13-15.

  • What did Jesus do in this passage? According to verses 13-15, why did He do it?
  • In your opinion, what is the modern day equivalent of washing someone’s feet?
  • Why do you think Jesus calls us to acts of service like washing each other’s feet? Why is it important in the growth of a disciple to intentionally serve?
  • Take some time to pray as a group about where God is calling you and your group members to serve or to continue to serve.

CLOSING PRAYER (5-15 minutes):
In light of what God is saying through this week’s message, here’s some suggestions of what your group could talk about with God in prayer.

  • Pray that God would “make straight” a path to serve.
  • Pray for each other and encourage each other to use their gifts in God’s kingdom.

CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK: 

  • Find a way to "wash someone's feet" every day this week.
  • If you have yet to find YOUR spot to serve at your campus, pray about what and where God could be leading you to serve. 
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