Giving & Serving
BIG IDEA: Giving and serving is loving Jesus by loving people.
Matthew 25:35–40  For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’  Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’  And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ (ESV)
Mark 12:41–44  And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.  And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.  And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box.  For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” (ESV)
Acts 20:35  In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (ESV)
Q1: What's the last nice thing someone did for you? Why did it mean so much to you?
Q2: Have you ever given something or served someone? How did you feel?
Q3: Jesus said "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Why do you think that is?
Q4: Without naming any names, do you know someone that is tough to serve? Why is that?
Q5: What do you have that you could give? (Money? Time? Effort?)
ACTION STEP FOR SOME IN YOUR GROUP:
If your student wants to start serving at RLC have them fill out the following Serving Interest Form.