Sunday Bible Study Group
Small groups are an absolute necessity for involving people in the life and ministry of our church. We can learn, ask questions, involve ourselves in the lives of others, open up about our struggles and sins, deliver deeper friendships and opportunities to discuss the issues with others in the church.
Join us every Sunday after the service and participate in reaching out to the community in love and service through meeting their felt needs. Take an opportunity to minister to the un-churched in the community by making them aware of God’s love for them. This is a starting point for many people on their path to a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Called to SERVE
I. Responding to God’s Call to Service - 1 Samuel 3
Samuel responded to God’s call to service with openness and obedience.
How do we respond to God’s call to service?
God wants to use us in his kingdom’s service. Samuel is an excellent example of how to respond to the calling of God.
Through Christ we are qualified to serve. Are we ready? Are we willing? Will we obey? What is God telling us to do? Let us covenant to obey with all our might! Know for certain that God is with you.
II. Serving Through an Expression of Kindness - 2 Samuel 9
Unconditional acts of kindness provide a pathway for service.
How often do we seek opportunities to show kindness to others?
The story of David and Mephibosheth reminds us that we can display God’s kindness in tangible and effective ways.
As we study this story, I find again that I want to be David. Don’t you? I want to be the beneficiary of grace who becomes the great benefactor. But when I read 2 Samuel 19:28 I realize that I am more Mephibosheth than David. “All of my grandfather’s descendants deserved nothing but death from my Lord the King, but he has given me a place at his table. So what right do I have to make any more appeals to the King?”
What does this say about our sense of entitlement? Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death . . .” We were enemies, but we have been transformed into sons and daughters of the King. Paul will tell us the truth, “If God is for us who can be against us. He who did not spare his only son, how will he not along with him freely give us all things” (Romans 8:32).
God invites us to his banqueting table, his banner over us is love!