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Introduction

Advent is about waiting and expectancy. As God’s people awaited the first Advent, the incarnation of Jesus, so now we await the second Advent, the return of Jesus. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we will study some significant reasons why the Eternal Son of God became flesh.

 

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SERIES TITLE:Upon Arrival
SESSION ONE:Jesus Came to Serve
TEXT: Mark 10:32-45
INTRODUCTION.

Advent is about waiting and expectancy. As God’s people awaited the first Advent, the incarnation of Jesus, so now we await the second Advent, the return of Jesus. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we will study some significant reasons why the Eternal Son of God became flesh.
 
DISCUSSION.
From the perspective of a customer, give some characteristics of what you would call bad service. Give some characteristics of good service.
 
EXAMINATION.
vv.32-37 In what ways do you see James and John’s request as wrong?
Is there any part of it that is right?
vv.38-40 What don’t they understand?
vv.41-45 Why are the rest of the disciples upset?
Jesus describes how the Gentile world works. How is it different than his kingdom?
Was Jesus simply using himself as an example of service, or is it more than that?
What was involved in Jesus becoming a “ransom for many”?
 
APPLICATION.
  • Compare and contrast the self-serving life (v.35) with the serving life (v.45).
  • How is it possible to serve others and still be self-serving?
  • Have you seen in yourself the tendency to “serve in order to get free”? How can you tell?
  • What are some things people who serve in that way are trying to get “free” from?
  • What does it mean to “serve because you are free”?
  • Can you share any examples of that?
  • Discuss Romans 6:18 and Galatians 5:13. How do these Scriptures apply to this concept?
  • What should you change or do this week, so you can serve rather than be served?
 

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