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Tuesday Devo

Scripture Reading:

Luke 12:41-43
41 Peter asked, “Lord, is that illustration just for us or for everyone?”
42 And the Lord replied, “A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. 43 If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward.

Commentary from the ESV Study Bible:

12:41–48 are you telling this parable for us or for all? Jesus does not actually answer Peter’s question, which would seem to indicate that the application is for “everyone” to whom much has been given (see v. 48). The faithful and wise manager is the person who faithfully and fairly cares for those for whom he is responsible, giving them their portion … at the proper time.

Study Questions:

  • Living out Jesus' teaching means we must wait for him to return. But we don't just sit around doing nothing! We should be doing what "waiters" do, and that's a life of SERVING. Disciples of Jesus are SERVANTS who have a MASTER! Jesus will say one day, "Well done, good and faithful servant." Not "attender" or "watcher," but SERVANT. Servants manage the house and feed other servants. From Jesus' parable, the servants that just partied and didn't carry out the master's instructions were punished. Jesus himself came to serve and not be served. Can you say that you have a history of serving people in your life? Is your time, energy, talents, etc. spent on your or on others?

  • When it comes to our involvement with the church today, how many of us get this backwards? How often do you hear people say things that reveal they are wanting the church to serve them and not the other way around? It's the same with community. People always say they want to find a place to get connected, which is great. BUT, how often are we thinking about how we can make others feel connected? What if you getting connected was directly related to how much you make others feel connected? Does any of this start to shift your perspective?


  • That you would serve like Jesus served.
  • That you would look to serve the church, not expect the church to serve you.

This Week's City 7:

Try to commit to memory!

2. Are there sources outside the Bible that confirm the Biblical account of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead? Many Roman and Jewish historians have confirmed that the apostles died as martyrs for preaching that they saw Jesus risen from the grave. No one dies for something they know to be a lie.
(Luke 1:1-4; Acts 26:26; 1 John 1:1-4, Josephus, Clement, Hegesippus, Tertullian, Origen, Polycarp)

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