No Greater Love
“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 NLT
1. GREATER LOVE IS ONE WHO SERVES BY CHOICE, NOT BY FORCE!!
“So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.” Nehemiah 1:4 NKJV
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 NLT
2, GREATER LOVE DOESN’T MAKE EXCUSES, IT MAKES A WAY!!
“And I went out by night through the Valley Gate to the Serpent Well and the Refuse Gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were burned with fire. Then I went on to the Fountain Gate and to the King’s Pool, but there was no room for the animal under me to pass. So I went up in the night by the valley, and viewed the wall…” Nehemiah 2:13-15 NKJV
3. GREATER LOVE TRADES IN SELFISHNESS FOR SELFLESSNESS!!
“...In those days I was the king’s cup-bearer.” Nehemiah 1:11 NLT
I WAS SAVED TO SERVE, NOT TO SIT!!
VICTORY GROUP QUESTIONS:
I’m a new believer. “Why should I serve God?? And “Why should I serve in Church??”. Explain.
What were some of the excuses you’ve faced that held you back from serving?? Or are there still excuses in your life that are holding you back from serving to your full potential?? Share and speak life to one another.
How has serving helped you in your walk with the Lord?? Has serving in ministry helped you grow and mature in your faith?? Why or why not??
Has this message sparked a desire in your heart to serve in your local church?? If so, where?? If you are already in a ministry, has this message re-kindled that fire in your heart on WHY you’ve been called to serve??