Merriam-Webster Definition: one officiating or assisting the officiant in church worship
Greek word for minister – Diakoneó: to minister, to serve – caring for the needs of others as the Lord guides in an active, practical way.
1. SOME DON’T SERVE BECAUSE SERVING ACTUALLY TAKES A HEART CHANGE
2. SOME DON’T SERVE BECAUSE THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THEY ARE VALUABLE
3. SOME DON’T SERVE BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START
Small Group Discussion:
Opening Question: When was a time when someone ministered to you? Have you ever had someone not give up on you?
Main Point: Ministering to others is an important part of growing as a disciple of Jesus.
Read/Tell the Story: Mark 2:1-12 (Jesus Heals a Paralytic)
Supporting Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Peter 4:7-11, Luke 9:1-6