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Put Me In, Coach

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May 26—An Example to Follow

“It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” (John 13:1-5)


Jesus shows that we are …

·      Invited in

·      Joined up

·      Sent out

Write the name of the person(s) that God is laying on your heart to serve, and commit to following through on your service in the next 2-3 weeks.

Discussion Questions

Think about someone who has served you in the past. How did it make you feel? How did you thank them?

Read John 13:1-17. Why was Jesus’ act of service surprising to his disciples? What did he want them to learn?

What obstacles can prevent you from serving others well?

Jesus’ example reveals that Christians are …

· Invited into relationship with Christ;

· Joined into a community with other Christians;

· Sent out to continue Jesus’ mission.

Which part of his example do you find it hardest to embrace? Why?

Who is someone that God is challenging you to serve?


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