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Session 3

You can change someone’s day today

Read: Ephesians 2:1-10

Imagine yourself walking into your favorite coffee shop. The barista greets you by name and starts making your drink before you even order. That feeling of being known, of being cared for personally, that’ll change the way you approach your day.

In Ephesians 2:10, the apostle Paul writes that God created each of us to fulfill a plan and purpose. The same way the barista was ready and waiting for you to step into the coffee shop, God is prepped and ready for us to step into the “good works he’s prepared in advance for us to do.”

When we say ‘yes’ to fulfilling God’s plan and purpose for our lives, we move from consumer to server. No longer the consumer, we become like the barista getting joy from seeing others experience the personal way God loves us. Whether we’re greeting people in the parking lot, handing out bulletins, or talking to people in the Care Room, serving in the church is one way we discover God’s plan for our lives and prepare the way for others to be known and cared for.

We don't earn our way into heaven. Our faith in God is what saves us, and our good works are a direct overflow of the love, grace, and mercy Jesus gives us. The way we thank God for all He’s done for us is by giving back a piece of what He’s given to us.


  • Think about the last time someone went out of their way to prepare an experience for you. How did it make you feel? Does it change your view of serving to know that God has prepared you for this all along?
  • Are you serving in the church? What’s your favorite part of what you get to do? If you’re not serving, why not?

If serving is your next step, learn more here or join us at Connect

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