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Week 9: Serving

Coach's Corner


Let’s start off with a wheelbarrow race! In partners of two, we will race to a finish line! But, one partner will be lifting the legs of another, holding their ankles, while their partner does the race on their hands!


The wheelbarrow race is a perfect example of serving! One partner had to serve the other in order for them to cross the finish line.

Remember our response to God’s Game Plan? Love God and love others. 

Last week, we focused on loving God. Now it’s time to focus on others.

Remember, God said to love Him first. Look what His second command is:

“The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” — Mark 12:31

We will love our neighbors by serving our neighbors. But, who are our neighbors?

There is a beautiful story in Luke 10 of how one serves another. There was a man who was beat up and left on the side of the road. So many passed him, not offering help; then, a man passed along and felt compassion for him. He decided to serve him and take care of him. Jesus said the one who helped him was a neighbor and for us to be like him.

Just like the Samaritan, anyone who God puts in our lives or in our path are our neighbors. Let’s become like the good Samaritan. Let’s start loving so deeply that we serve regularly without even thinking about it.

Discuss out loud or answer in your heart: 

  • Who around you today can you serve?
  • How can you serve?


“Dear God, I want to be more like You and love those around me by serving them. Help me serve those selflessly and lovingly. Send me people who I can serve. Amen.”