Equipped: Ask For Help & Do LessMay 2, 2021
Sermon Series: Equipped
Message 3: Ask For Help & Do Less
Lombard Bible Church
May 2, 2021
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“It is a godly thing to ask for ”
“Do less because less is ”
YOUR OWN SERMON NOTES
- When is a time you were struggling with something, but someone came by to give you help and it made a big difference?
- In Exodus 18, God uses Jethro to help Moses make a healthy change in the way he serves God: by asking for help. Read Exodus 18:13-27. What did you hear from the Scripture or the message this past Sunday?
- In Exodus 18:18 we see Moses is wearing himself out and the people around him by the way he serves. Have you ever felt withered or worn out from service or work you’ve done this past year? If so, why do you think you felt so burnt out?
- Jethro’s solution to Moses’ service burnout in Exodus 18:18 is to not bear the burden alone. Do you find it easy to let others help you or difficult? Why?
- When it comes to serving God (in the church, outside the church, or in your own personal life & practice), what does it look like to ask for help? Are you good at asking for help when it comes to serving God? Why/why not? What’s one way you could serve God better* & is there someone here that could help you with that?
- In response to Exodus 18, Pastor Justin advised that when it comes to serving God, “do less because less is more.” What do you think he meant by that? Do you agree or disagree and why? How might you healthily put this idea into practice in your own life?
- Pray for the person on your right.
*Need ideas for serving God better? Think of … (1) What is a need you see around you that God is stirring in your heart to address and you want to do something about it? (2) What is a struggle you are dealing with that you’re having trouble overcoming, but you know that doing so would give glory to God? (3) What’s a spiritual practice you’re having trouble being consistent with or connecting to God with? (4) What service are you doing for church that you’re feeling overwhelmed in?