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Servants, Stewards, and Spiritual Parents
Archived – October 31, 2021

Servants, Stewards, and Spiritual Parents

October 31, 2021 / Pastor Kyle Bonenberger

THE TEXT: 1 Corinthians 4:1-21.

3 Surprisingly unsurprising truths God expects of every servant, steward, and spiritual parent.

  • God to find His stewards acting/managing .

  • God expects His servants to be .

  • God expects us to have worth .


    Small Group Questions

    What do you think?

    1. What do you think is the ideal Halloween night?
      1. Pass out candy to cute kiddos from home.
      2. Take cute kiddos out to trick-or-treat.
      3. Turn off the porchlight, hide in a back room, and pray for the heathens.
    2. What struck a chord with you from Sunday’s service?

    The story of your life.

    1. On Sunday, we referenced 1 Corinthians 4:16 where Paul encouraged the Corinthian Christians to actually imitate his life in order to grow spiritually. Who is someone you have sought to emulate as a model of Christianity?
    2. Do you think you could confidently ask someone to follow you as you follow Christ? Explain why or why not.

    Digging Deeper.

    1. Another thing we read on Sunday is that every Christian is considered a servant of Christ and a steward of the “mysteries of God.” For today’s discussion, we will focus on what it looks like to embody those two things. Read John 13:1-20 and have a few group members recap the story using their own words.
      1. What does this tell us about God/people/being a servant of Christ?
      2. In light of this, how might you tangibly take actions to serve others this week?
    2. One of the foremost passages about stewardship in all of the Bible is found in Matthew 25:14-40. Read it together and have a few group members recap the story using their own words.
      1. What does this tell us about God/people/being a steward of Christ?
      2. In light of this, how do you sense God asking you to be a better steward of the Gospel?
    3. What additional insights do the following verses offer into being a servant and steward of Christ?
      1. Leviticus 25:23.
      2. Psalm 50:10-12.
      3. Haggai 2:8.
      4. Luke 16:10.
      5. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.

    Personal reflection and application.

    1. Have everyone share one thing someone else said that stood out to them in this discussion.
    2. Pray for one another.

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