Theme: We are God's hands and feet.
1. Would you rather be a servant or be served? In Matthew 20:26-28 Jesus says if you want to be great, you need to be a servant! Knowing this, would you rather be a servant or be served?
2. People may think servants do not do important work. But anyone can be a part of God’s plan. That’s just what happened to Abraham’s servant in Genesis 24. God had promised to make Abraham’s descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky, but Abraham only had one son, Isaac, and he wasn’t even married. Abraham was too old to travel, so he sent his servant to a far-off land. Abraham told his servant that God would show him the right woman to be a wife for Isaac. The servant prayed and trusted God, and God brought Rebecca to him! She was just the woman God had chosen to help keep his promise to Abraham. We do not know the servant’s name. But his courage and faith made him a part of God’s plan. As you listen to today’s episode, think of small ways that you serve others. Could you be a part of God’s big plan too?
“Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”
A: After a long wait, she got the drink orders all wrong, and she forgot Liz's order.
A: She stayed in character the whole time, carried armor, gave a cold drink when needed, and gave good advice and encouragement. She was a very humble servant.
In this episode, Liz learns what it takes to be a good servant, and also how to treat others who are serving. He learns that he can be a servant to everyone.
Every day and all the time, we decide who we are going to serve. We can choose to serve ourselves first, or we can choose to serve God and others first. When you think about serving others, you look at other people differently. Are they people who can give you stuff, or are they people you can help? When you choose to serve others instead of trying to get them to serve you, you are behaving like Jesus.
Think of chores that you do around the house. If you were doing those chores for Jesus, would you do them differently? Would you give a little extra? Would you even do more than is expected? Pick a job that you do around the house to serve your family. When you do that job this week, do a little something extra. After all, you are serving Jesus!
Bonus Challenge: Read the Narnia books by C.S. Lewis that Julia and Lucille were discussing! You can start with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.