Our fourth discipleship night fell on the same day as World Series Game 1. Rather than competing with this distraction, we turned on the game. We still prayed for the guys, took prayer requests, and followed up with the challenge we’d put out in Discipleship Night 3, but we did not discuss a new topic or verse.
Last night was Discipleship Night 5. We focused on this verse:
“Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? Would he not rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’” – Luke 17:7-10
This passage spurred a rich discussion about a number of things. Guys discussed the value of going above and beyond in everything they do from baseball and school to relationships and life. They had an in-depth discussion of servant leadership, especially within the context of a baseball team. We addressed the value of focusing on the “Audience of One” and doing things for God rather than for ourselves or for others.
On the Menu:
“Halloween Meat Man” (meatloaf, ribs, sausages, wings)
Halloween puppy chow
Potato cheese soup
Bacon and bleu chopped salad