Download Episode 11 Study Questions and then share, listen, and discuss in a one on one conversation or with a group of men.
- Have you participated in Just Serve Day at Grace Church or been part of another service-focused event? In what ways did your participation shape you or challenge you in some way?
- How has God opened doors for you to have gospel conversations while you were serving others?
- Where do you think you would fall on the “Me and Others” continuum Scott described? What obstacles prevent you from pouring yourself out for others?
- What benefits have you experienced from serving others? What do you think are some of the challenges to serving?
- Just Serve Day is an outreach ministry event at Grace Church. It is an opportunity for the church to band together to serve the community and strengthen local partners. Teams from each campus take part in service projects ranging from picking up trash to lawn maintenance/beautification to other facility maintenance projects. This event is not a “one and done” serving day. The goal is to create a culture of service, develop credibility in the community, and ultimately lead to gospel conversations with the people served.
- Scott participated in Just Serve Day by volunteering at Miracle Hill’s Renewal Center, an addiction treatment center for women. He admits to being hesitant at first, but he recognized this as an opportunity to use his gifts and take action. Scott watched God work through this experience and was able to see how serving opened the door to build relationships and tell people about Jesus.
- Scott shared a visual image of what he called the “Me and Others” continuum. On one end of the continuum is our own self-centered thinking and desire to please self. On the other end is meeting the needs of others and striving to live like Jesus. Through his experiences, Scott began to see himself moving towards the “others” end of the continuum and starting to grasp the meaning of being “poured out.”
- Scott’s participation in Just Serve Day was beneficial in many ways. First, it helped to build camaraderie and fellowship. As men and women worked together to accomplish a goal, they grew closer through this shared experience. Next, it allowed participants to show their love and concern for others while being compelling to the community they served. Finally, it pushed Scott and those who served alongside him to avoid passivity and move to action.
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all that he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice - the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Romans 12:1
As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 2 Timothy 4:6-7
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