Serving and Caring for the Flock
1 Samuel 30:1-24 & John 10:11-15—Serving and Caring for the Flock
Lesson 1: The ________ ____________ our proportion instead of our portion (1 Sam 30:24 cf. Matt 25:20-23; Pro 20:6).
Lesson 2: In __________ ________ the greatest service is done in secret (Matt 6:1-7, 16-18).
Lesson 3: Undershepherds look to the __________ _______________ for our example (Matt 9:36; 1 Pet 5:4; Heb 13:20; John 10:11-15).
Family Worship Guide
Day 1: Read 1 Samuel 30 and discuss: Why did David make the announcement he made in verses 23-24? What was his motivation? Put yourselves in the shoes of those who stayed behind. What reaction might you have to David? What matters more in God’s kingdom: outward activity or inner faithfulness? Busy-ness or fruitfulness?
Day 2: Read Rom 12:8, 1 Cor 12:28, Matt 6:1-18 and discuss: Does it matter whether service is visible or “in secret”? Is it absolute? - that is, must ALL service be done in secret? Why or why not? What other Scriptures could you use to justify your position? Regarding the work of deacons, why does this matter? In what specific ways can you pray for the deacons?
Day 3: Read John 10:1-15 and discuss: What is the Good Shepherd like? Why should elders look to Him as an example? In what specific ways can you pray for the elders?
Pray for the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38):
Those we directly support: Rick Terrazas (Rock of Ages)
An Unreached People Group: Berber, Southern Shilha (Muslim; Morocco)