THREE THINGS TO KNOW
DON’T MISS THIS
This weekend we talked about SERVING opportunities at each of our campuses. There are even opportunities to serve the church community as a group. Consider what service looks like for your group this summer. Visit adabible.info and click Serving to see current serving opportunities.
This June we’re focusing on CARE. Caring for each other is an essential part of sharing life. The church community is called to care for each other, and the small group plays a key role in care at Ada Bible Church. Discuss what it means to care for each other this summer.
GROW AS A LEADER
Have you checked out the leaders’ Facebook page lately? It’s a great place to stay informed about what’s happening around Ada Bible Church and in small groups. The staff posts on the page regularly. Find out more at facebook.com/groups/adasmallgroupleaders/.
Welcome to the fifth week in our sermon series, ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS. We’ll talk about Jesus’s powerful example of humble service and his instructions for his followers.
What’s something you remember from your childhood about the last week of the school year?
THIS WEEK’S TEXT
Have someone read John 13:1-17 aloud.
What emotions do you see in the story?
What do you think is happening in the interaction between Jesus and Peter?
What else stands out to you about this passage?
THIS WEEK’S SERMON
Pastor Aaron Buer discussed John’s story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. As a group, talk through his main points.
Which one of the points stood out to you the most and why?
John tells us that Jesus knows who he is and where he is going. How does this knowledge impact Jesus’s decision to wash the disciples’ feet?
What does God say about who we are if we accept his free gift of life?
Jesus washes the filth off the disciples’ feet, but the washing seems to symbolize much more. What do you think Jesus meant when he said, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me” (John 13:8b)?
Pastor Aaron Buer briefly discussed the theological concept of eternal security. What did he say about it, and what does that mean for us today?
How does Jesus set an example of serving?
The church is called to be a unique community in which we serve each other. What does serving in the church community look like for you in this season?
What’s one step you can take to make serving a higher priority?
Is there anything else about the sermon you want to discuss?
Today we discussed Jesus’s example of humble service. What’s one thing you want to do differently based on our discussion?