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These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

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Bible Study Guide:

Servant of All

By Scarlett Stough

 

To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Different Kinds of Service.

1. I Corinthians 12:5; Mark 10:45; Mark 9:35; Romans 12:1 What commitments do you think we need to make to be able to follow Jesus’ command to be “servant of all?” What character traits will we develop as we practice this teaching?

2. Ephesians 4:11-16; Galatians 6:7-10 Who are called to do “works of service?” Who prepares them for it? What are the results of being prepared for “works of service?”

3. Romans 16:1-2; Colossians 1:7-8; 4:7-17; Ephesians 3:7; 6:21-22 List the servants named in these verses and notice how they served. To what did Paul attribute his power to serve?

4. II Corinthians 9:1-15; II Corinthians 8:10-12 When the Corinthians were asked to provide “service to the saints,” what principles did Paul give to help them comply? In what ways could these same principles be applied to service in addition to giving financially?

5. Matthew 24:42-51; Matthew 25:14-46; Revelation 2:18-29 What warnings, instructions, and promises did Jesus give to his servants?

6. I Timothy 3:1-16 What characteristics does God want his servants to develop? Do you think there are any in this chapter that are optional for Christians, only for those holding an office? If so, why?

7. Philippians 2:1-18 What are the attitudes we need to develop to have the same attitudes Jesus had? How do these attitudes contribute to how well we become servants of all?

8. Does becoming a “servant of all” require a person to always say “yes” to a request for help? Explain using scriptures as well as common sense.

9. Proverbs 31:10-31; Revelation 19:6-9 As you read through this description of a godly woman in Proverbs, list the ways she serves. Consider how to apply these to the church’s service in the world.


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