The Gospel Of Mark
– Book of the Servant
Key Point – We must serve others just like Jesus.
Memory Verse – Philippians 2:7 “7 But he gave up his place with God and made himself nothing. He was born to be a man and became like a servant”
Bible Story/Children’s Sermon – (1 Samuel 16) David watching the sheep when Samuel came to anoint the king. David was serving his father and was blessed because of it. Explain that as a Christian we must follow Jesus. We must do everything He did. (Have some kids come up and instruct them to follow you and do what they do.) Jesus ultimate example to us was a servant.
A servant is –
Cares for others
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Allow me a few moments on my soap box. There are few things frustrate me more than people who use the christian community not as a means of grace but as a tool to advance their cause and to build a platform to themselves. This worked really well for Haman but I digress.
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Idleman uses the story of the prodigal son as the background for a book about what happens when we come to the understanding that we need forgiveness, that we are a mess and our only hope is in Christ.
A couple of years ago I read the Prodigal God by Keller and I found myself unintentionally going back to Keller’s book as I read AHA. It isn’t an indictment on Idleman’s book but Keller’s book was the first I had read on the biblical account of the Prodigal son. While I enjoyed both books, I enjoyed how personable and all the illustrative stories from Kyle’s life that he shared with us. Also being a Generation X’er myself I found his life experience hit very close to home. Idleman book spans three big moments in the life of the prodigal. Awakening, Honesty and Action. AHA.