30 Days to Live – Serve Humbly

Welcome and hello again we’re glad you’re back for the fourth week of our 30 days to live experience group. We only have a couple more weeks together and our hope is that by the end of these five weeks not only will you have grown, but you will have also developed some new relationships or have strengthened some old ones.

This weeks community value is:  Providing care.

Now, this value is accomplished when the group members are aware of the needs of the group as a whole. When people are sharing, the prayer requests create a great opportunity to give or provide support. And when people take this value to heart, they are living out true community.

Let’s pause for a moment here and go ahead and collect this weeks prayer requests using this opportunity to take this value to heart ourselves and live it out in our online community.

Moving on to this weeks community is messy section. Today we’re going to talk about the rabbit chaser. The rabbit chaser is the individual that can become easily distracted and tends to take the conversation down a rabbit trail. Although having a flowing conversation versus strict conversation is ideal, it’s important to ensure that the time spent together has purpose. Unfortunately, rabbit trails, have potential of using all the time on doing basically nothing. So, be aware and we will do our best to keep the conversation moving in a common direction.

Next up, we’re going to introduce another new volunteer position called the connector. This person’s primary job is to ensure that the group is connecting. How this is accomplished, is through activities that are planned outside of the group. For example with a group that physically meets together and when they are all from one location, the group might meet outside of the regularly scheduled meetings for things like hikes, trips or dinners.

Now, I realize this is a little more difficult with an online group however most of us are already connected through other means for daytime jobs and/or working from home. But, we’re going to give this a shot anyhow and take a moment and find out if there’s anyone in the group who is willing to offer up some ideas for how this online group might be able to accomplish this.

Today we get to hear Pastor Chris as he will talk to us about the concept of serving for our 30 days to live experience and challenge.

Pastor Chris on Serve Humbly

 Serve Humbly Scripture

Jesus told them, “in this world the kings and great men lord over all their people, yet they are called “friends of the people.” But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant. Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves.”

Luke 22:25-27 (TNIV)

Discussion Questions:

  1. Has anyone ever done an extreme act of service for you?
  2. In your opinion, is serving a key value in today’s society?
  3. How was Jesus’s definition of “great” different from cultures definition?

Pastor Chris, Testimonials

The Serve Humbly Challenge

This Week’s Challenge:

Share with the group an “out-of-the-box” act of service that you were going to do this week.

So to recap this weeks 30 days to live experience challenge is to do an act of service for someone. For some of us, this could be really out of the ordinary. So I’m going to leave you with this question, how motivated are you to do this week’s challenge? Let’s take this time to share our level of motivation.

How motivated are you to do this challenge?

  1. Very motivated.
  2. Someone needs to text me.
  3. Someone needs to slap me.

I want to thank you all for sharing your levels of motivation and will see you in 2 weeks for our fifth and final week of the 30 days to live experience challenge. I look forward to seeing you then. Until then, God bless and be with you.

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