Made For This
Nov. 04 - 10 • Week 1: Serving Transforms You
You were made the way you are on purpose for a purpose. But so often the pace of life causes us to lose sight of why we’re here and what we have to offer. In this series, we take time to re-discover what we’re made for. We explore how using our unique gifts not only transforms each one of us personally, but also transforms our church and transforms the world around us.
When you do what you were made to do, God transforms you more into who he made you to be.
Think back to your childhood. What were some of the things you wanted to be when you grew up and why?
As you have gotten older, how has that changed? Did you stay on track or did you end up somewhere else?
Pastor Ronnie taught that God has created each of us with an individual purpose to collectively serve and transform the world with others. Do you know what is your purpose or unique gift? Share about these with the rest of your group.
We were presented with the following question. Are you doing what you were made to do, by serving who and what God cares most about or are you simply going through the motions?
Take some time to read through Philippians 2:1-11. Have a few members of your group read this aloud. Then discuss what jumps out to each of you. What do you feel God is saying to each of you personally in this passage?
Next Step Challenge
Are you doing what you were made to do by serving who God cares about? Examine every area of your life including home, work, school, and leisure. In what ways are you excellent at serving and where do you recognize a need to be a servant? When we serve, we break down the pride in our lives that stops us from being transformed by God. Seek out opportunities to serve, have confidence in serving, and allow God to transform you. THIS WEEK PRAY: God, I confess of my pride. I want to be who you have created me to be. Where there is pride in me, humble me. Transform me to be like you in all that I do. Give me courage to serve where there’s need.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45
All Other Scripture References:
Genesis 1:1, 26, Mark 10:32-37, 41-45, Matthew 23:11-12, Philippians 2:1-11