Serving > Being Served

Greater – Week 2

Pat Hood – Senior Pastor

John 13:1–17

Week of March 3, 2019 My House Worship Guide

Day 1

Read: John 13:1-20


  • Thank God that Christ came to serve and not to be served.

  • Thank God that He alone can make us clean and forgive sin.

  • Ask God to give you eyes to see ways you can serve those around you in such a way that it would lead them to want to follow Jesus.

Sing: 10,000 Reasons - My House Worship Sessions

Day 2

Read: John 13:21-30


  • Thank God that He holds the future.

  • Thank God that His plan to send Jesus to die was fulfilled perfectly.

  • Ask God to help you to be faithful to God in all that you do.

Sing: 10,000 Reasons - My House Worship Sessions

Day 3

Read: John 13:31-38


  • Thank God that He will be glorified in all things.

  • Ask God to help you to ‘love one another’ as God in Christ has loved you.

  • Ask God to help others see Jesus in the way that you love people.

Sing: 10,000 Reasons - My House Worship Sessions

March 3, 2019 Sermon Discussion Questions

Get to know me:

Instructions: The purpose of these questions is to generate responses that are self-revealing and informative. Feel free to ask all of these questions to your group or simply choose the one that best fits your group.

  1. Share an example of a time someone went out of their way to serve or help you in some way?  How did that make you feel?

  2. Have you ever had to deal with something pretty gross to help someone you love?  Why did you do it?

  3. Jesus certainly didn’t have to wash his disciples gross feet!  Why do you think Jesus chose to do it? What does that say about what we should do as followers of Christ?

Into the Bible:

Instructions: The purpose of these questions is to draw group members into the Bible to discover truth from passages that were not the primary text for the weekend message.

9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:9-11

  1. What do you think this passage means by show hospitality and why is it important to not grumble?

  2. What does verse 10 mean?

  3. How can we serve “by the strength that God supplies”?


Instructions: The purpose of these questions is to apply the main points from the weekend message.

  1. How can we love one another as Jesus loves us?

  2. Are you currently serving somewhere in the church?  What would be a good place for you to start serving based on your giftings?

  3. What are some specific, practical ways to humbly serve people in our lives?