A Gift Even for the Last
“And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35 NKKJV 1. LAST DOESN’T MEAN LEFT OUT!! “And Samuel said to Jesse, ‘Are all the young men here?’ Then he said, ‘There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.” 1 Samuel 16:11 NKJV “Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.” Isaiah 49:16 KJV ❖ GIFT: PROMISE!! 2. LAST DOESN’T MEAN LESS VALUE!! “Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward.” 1 Samuel 16:13 NKJV “Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:31 NKJV ❖ GIFT: PROVISION!! 3. LAST DOESN’T MEAN YOU’VE LOST!! “The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord Are riches, honor, and life.” Proverbs 22:4 NASB “And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God…” Deuteronomy 28:13 NKJV ❖ GIFT: POSITION!! 4. LAST DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE LATE!! “And Jesus said to him, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43 NKJV ❖ GIFT: SALVATION!! Victory Group Questions: 1) Have you ever gone through a season where you felt “Left Out” or “Forgotten” but God showed up and fulfilled His promise?? Share your experience. 2) What does Matthew 10:31 mean to you and how does it make you feel?? 3) Do you find it easy or difficult to bite your tongue, turn the other cheek, take the higher road etc...when someone wrongs you?? Why or why not?? 4) What was your take on the story of The Thief on the Cross?? Share with the group. 5) Give an opportunity to the group for Salvation. Tomorrow is not promised, so give the invitation now.