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We Are Sunnybrook Day 15

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Scripture: Matthew 20:28  For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Devotional: As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to model His life and example in every way.  In this passage, we see the purpose of Jesus’ life on earth – to serve others and give His life as a ransom for many.  You may not be called to die for the cause of Christ, but you are surely called to live for His cause, and to sacrifice yourself on behalf of others. Serving is an integral part of your calling as a Christ follower.

This week we are focusing on the opportunities we have to serve as the body of Christ here at Sunnybrook.  In the church, in our community, and in the world. Your individual acts of service are integral to how we function as the body.  You represent yourself, the church and Jesus Christ each and every day. And when you live a life of service, you stand out, especially to those who are far from God.  We live in a culture where self-serving is the norm; when you live counter culturally to that, people will take notice.  And you will have an opportunity to share the reason for your selfless ways. (1 Peter 3:15)

Reflect:

  • In what ways are you currently serving:
    • In the church?
    • In the community?
    • In the world?
  • Consider each of these areas and how you might step up your game, displaying the image of Christ as you do.

We Are Sunnybrook Day 14

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Scripture: Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,  not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Devotional: We all need encouragement from time to time. Especially as followers of Jesus Christ. The Jesus way is not always an easy road.  It’s riddled with danger and peril. 

That is why we are exhorted in this passage to connect and to not give up on meeting together.  We’re called to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”We are to root for one another in this race we run for the cause of Christ. 

Reflect:

  • How does your group do in spurring one another on toward love and good deeds? How can you do this even more?
  • If you’re not currently meeting in a group, you can find a group on our website at sunnybrookchurch.org or contact our Small Groups Director, Caleb Sander at .

 

 

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