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Disciple: Bring on the Servants

December 13, 2015 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Disciple - Maturing in Faith with Timothy

Topic: Exposition Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:8–3:13

INTRODUCTION

 

     The Deacons

 

          Matthew 23:11, 11:11

 

     Servants are like Jesus

 

          Isaiah 42:1-9, 53:10-12

          Mark 10:42-45; Philippians 2:1-11

          John 13

 

     Office vs Calling/Role

 

THE DEACON TRADITION

 

     Acts 6—Deacons as Shock Absorbers

          Acts 6:1-7

 

     An Identified Role for People

          Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:8-13

 

               Elders serve the church by leading and Deacons lead the church by serving

 

BRING ON THE SERVANTS

 

     Likewise (verse 8)

 

          The Household —> Household of God

 

     The Mystery of the Faith (verse 9)

 

     Tested First (Verse 10)

 

     The Women (Verse 11)

 

     Serve Well, Stand Well (Verses 12, 13)

 

COMMUNITY MEDITATION

KNOW

  • How is the role of a servant central to the work that Jesus himself did on behalf of people?
  • Read John 13 and the story of Jesus in the upper room. Why does Peter object to Jesus washing his feet? What changes his mind?
  • Have you ever considered serving as a way of leading others?

FEEL

  • Do you feel like if you serve others you will be taken advantage of? What’s the solution to this?
  • Do you need to set limits on how much your serve? How would you go about doing this?

LIVE

  • What keeps you from serving others in practical ways?
  • Are you serving within your Missional Community? In what ways? Are you currently serving on a Sunday team at Jacob’s Well
  • How can your passions help you identify places you might serve in our community?

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