“He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me." Mark 9:36-37
Exposure: Read Jesus' remarks to His disciples about being a servant. In the next 24 hours, live this passage out by serving someone. Especially think of a way you welcome a little child in Jesus' name.
Exploration: Why do you think Jesus took a child into His arms for this remark? What does it say about Jesus' ministry that a little child was already nearby?
Expression: Who do you think was blessed more? You the server or the people being served?
Experience: Take an inventory of how you spend most of your days. Is your life characterized more by being served or serving? Is it any different during Christmas time.
Here are some ways that you can serve this Christmas season.
*Volunteer to ring the bells for the Salvation Army –Call 623-2800 for a time slot
*Come Christmas Caroling with Debbie and me on Wed Dec 17th at 6pm as we visit retirement communities and shut ins homes.
*Buy a children’s version of the Christmas story to be given away to needy families on Christmas Eve. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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