Genesis 29: SERVING MATTERS because LOVE SERVES - Mike McDaniel

Aug 1, 2021
SERVING MATTES BECAUSE LOVE SERVES
Read Genesis 29:1-20 to establish the context for the group discussion.

What is your favorite love story movie?

The past two massages at GPC, first with Caleb and now with Mike, they both drove home “Serving matters”. Do you agree with their hypothesis? Why or why not?

Mike added to the statement this week: “Serving matters because Love Serves”

How does God’s ABC (Abrahamic Blessing Covenant) model a loving covenant? Re-read how God restates his unilateral commitment to the covenant in each of the generation starting with Abraham. (Genesis 12:3; 26:3-4; 28:14). How does it make you feel when you consider how dysfunctional patriarch’s families were, yet God’s unconditional commitment to his BLESSING covenant?

Read Genesis 29:15-18. Fill in the first blank: Love serves. How did Jacob demonstrate his loyal love for Rachel? In loving the church, how did Paul and the church demonstrate his love for one another: (1 Thessalonians 1:3)

Complete the blank Love serves _________. How does Jacob model “sacrificial love”? (Gen 29:27; 31:41) Fourteen years of faithful service to get the wife whom he loved. Mike shared stories of some people who have been serving in the church for 10 years and longer, many in the same position. What does that tell you about their commitment to love the bride of Christ well?

Should our service of love be a DUTY or a DELIGHT? How do we know that Jacob serving Leban was a delight? Read Genesis 29:20.

Explain this life principle: LIFE PRINCIPLE
I LOVE WHAT I SERVE
I SERVE WHAT I LOVE

What grade (or class) might your group consider adopting and serving together in loving the next generation?