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The Way – Part 7

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Series: The Way
Topic: Part 7 – Service & Sacrifice
Speaker: Scotty Priest, Lead Pastor
Date: February 26, 2023

Matthew 4:19-20
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

James 2:17
“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

The difference is in the doing and knowing the way of Jesus is not the same as living it. Living out the habits of Jesus is what helps us grow in our faith and in community with one another. This week we are looking at the habits of Jesus in service and sacrifice. Throughout scripture there are numerous examples of Jesus ministering to and serving others.

Read John 13:1-17

  1. Service and sacrifice requires us to put ourselves aside and surrender. This passage not only gives us the example of Jesus washing his disciples feet as an act of service, but also alludes to His death on the cross so we can experience freedom and eternal life with Jesus! If Jesus knows he is about to die for the sins of the world, why would he take the time to wash the disciples’ feet?
  2. Often our intention to serve is thwarted by interruptions or inconveniences. What are some ways you have been distracted from serving in the past?
  3. Our faith is not free of sacrifice, Jesus shows us this. In what specific ways is God asking you to make a sacrifice and serve? This could be with your family, in your daily routine, money, preference or time.

Action Steps

  • Prayer — be open to the specific ways God is asking you to surrender and serve.
  • Crash Coursetake your next step in getting plugged in at Journey.
  • ServeStart serving or start serving again.

Which action step will you take this week?