At Your Service

THEME

Servant-Working: We are God's hands and feet.

MEMORY VERSE

Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.

Matt 20:28

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.

NOTES

The Bible has many passages about being a servant, and even the passages that are about leadership talk about servant actions. When you think about Jesus, is he a servant first or a leader first?

Jesus said, “If one of you wants to become the most important, then he must serve all of you like a slave.” (Mark 10:44)

He then said that he did not come to be served, but to serve (Mark 10:45).

When we talk to our children about our work, our relationships, our church life, do we show them how we first focus on service to others?  We need to serve our children by teaching them how to live out 1 Peter 1:13 which says, “So prepare your minds for service and have self-control.”


JUST THE FACTS

How well did you listen to the story?

Q. At the beginning of the story, why is Liz so upset with the waitress?
A. She got the drink orders all wrong, and they had put in their orders a long time ago. She forgot Liz's order.

Q. About what famous book series does Julia and the girls have a discussion?
A. They talk about The Narnia series.

Q. What medieval role does Cole get?
A. He will be the Black Knight.

Q. What silly trick makes Julia leave the stage?
A. She leaves the stage when Spike says he will saw her in half.

Q. In what two competitions do Chamy and Cole participate?
A. They compete in archery and sword fighting.

Q. Why does Chamy think that Lucille deserves the seat of honor?
A. She stayed in character the whole time. She carried her armor. She gave her a cold drink when she needed it. She gave her good advice and encouragement. She helped her a lot and was her friend. She was a very humble servant.

Q. What does Liz realize as he is yelling at the waitress?
A. He sees that she is being servant just like how Liz was a servant to Cole. Liz was treating her badly just like Cole treated him badly.

GOOD QUESTION

This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.

Q.

What are some ways that a family can serve each other every day? Why do we serve each other? 

A.

Everyone can agree to a chore list in the house. Everyone can take turns tidying the house, especially if they are not particularly asked to do so. We all can find ways to help each other do the chores that they are assigned. For example, when one person does dishes, others can clear the table and bring the dishes to the counter (without being asked).  When you leave a room and there are dishes in them, collect them and bring them to the kitchen. Bring your laundry hampers downstairs.

 

Why do we serve? We want to model Christ. We want to encourage each other!


SO WHAT?

Make sure your heart is a "servant heart". Serve someone today. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again...
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