VOLUNTEER TO SERVE “Jesus said… ‘…No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” (John 14:6 NKJ) “…the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve…” (Matthew 20:28 NKJ) 2. BYPASS A LOT OF “AVOIDABLES” BY TAKING FAITH ACTIONS THAT IS ALLIGNED WITH GOD’S PRINCIPLES “Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2 NASB) 3. DON’T LET GOD’S WORD BYPASS YOU “…the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness. And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” (Luke 3:2-3 NASB) 4. YOUR APPOINTED TIME WILL COME “You will arise and have compassion on Zion; for it is time to be gracious to her, for the appointed time has come.” (Psalm 102:13 NASB) Life Group Discussion: Read Deuteronomy 28:1-14. What are the blessings you can receive? How can you receive those blessings? Read Deuteronomy 28:15-68. What are the negative “avoidables” you can bypass? What future “avoidables” in your life do you want to bypass? What faith action steps of obedience will you do today to bypass #3 (above)? How has serving helped you to bypass people not serving? How has serving accelerated your spiritual growth?