Building Believers by the Book

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric continues our fall series Jesus is LORD OF ALL with a sermon entitled “Building Believers by the Book”

Ephesians 4:7-16
Icebreaker: Tell everyone about a book or movie that you have watched recently and would recommend to the group.
1. What is the “work of the ministry” that Paul talks about in Eph. 4:12, and what is the outcome of that work?
2. According to Phil. 2:3-8, why did God the Father exalt Jesus?
3. What is your definition of a servant? What does it mean to you to be a servant of Christ (1 Thess. 1:9) and others (Gal. 5:13)?
4. Find 2 verses in the NT that admonish us not to live selfishly.
5. What is the primary motivation at the heart of servanthood? What currently motivates you to serve?
6. For each of the following write one practical way that you can serve someone this week:
Your Time – Your Spiritual Gift – A Talent/Skill – A Word of Encouragement – A Resource (i.e. a Christian book, a power tool, etc.)
7. What must you do, beginning today, to acquire an authentic heart of a servant?
8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

“When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!” – John Wesley