Jesus calls us to serve one another. The quality of our relationships with the people around us directly reflects the quality of our relationship with God. If we love God, we will love others. If we serve God, we will serve others. If we are at odds with someone else, we are at odds with God.
He taught us that if we want to be great, we have to get off of our “thrones,” and put others first.
1. What is your first instinct when God asks you to love and serve others? Is it how to serve or how to preserve yourself?
2. What “selfish” sin are you holding onto? What has God asked you to sacrifice in order to serve others?
3. Think of your status, pedigree, and resources. Practically speaking, how can you use who you are and what you have to serve others?
4. Besides Jesus, what Biblical characters exemplify the characteristics of service over self?
5. In What ways can your group say “I’m not more important than you” to unbelievers?
6. Those who serve others become great. How great do you want to be?
The greatest version of you is when you serve those around you. Who you are and what you have exists for the benefit of other people. The evidence of loving God is serving others. Reflect on your interactions with your friends, family, and acquaintances. Determine ways to initiate serving them over serving yourself.