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Senior Pastor Jeffrey Chong - 13 August 2017

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Every believer is gifted and able to serve. Yet we do not serve to prove our worth or feel good about ourselves. What then, should be our understanding and attitude when it comes to serving?

Discussion guide

1) My abilities come from God (v10a)

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "not talented at all" and 5 being "super talented", rate how talented you think you are. Why do you rate yourself this way?

Regardless of how we feel about ourselves, the Bible is clear in 1 Pet 4:10a that each believer has received a gift from God. What is one gift and/or ability that you have? Also, share with the person sitting next to you what you believe is one gift that God has given him/her.

2) My motivation is to be faithful (v10b)

Think of someone who has been faithfully using his/her gift. How does he/she exhibit faithfulness? State one thing you can learn from him/her.

What are some wrong motivations we may have while serving God? How can we guard against them? What are some factors that may hinder us from being faithful?

God leads us to specific ministries by placing burdens and passions in our hearts. What are some burdens/passions you have? How can you contribute or how have you been contributing as a response to these God-given burdens?

How can the Life Group members spur one another on to be faithful in using the gifts?

3) My goal is to bring glory to God (v11)

What will bring glory to God? What are some signs that we may be seeking to bring glory to ourselves instead of God as we serve?

How can the Life Group look out for one another so that we do not fall into self-glorification? What are some ways the group can serve God and glorify Him together?


Prompters

1) My abilities come from God (v10a)

What is one gift and/or ability that you have? Also, share with the person sitting next to you what you believe is one gift that God has given him/her.

2) My motivation is to be faithful (v10b)

What are some factors that may hinder us from being faithful? How can the Life Group members spur one another on to be faithful in using the gifts?

3) My goal is to bring glory to God (v11)

What will bring glory to God? What are some ways the Life Group can serve God and glorify Him together?

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