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Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.  John 13:3-5

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This week, we’re looking at the Love Language, Acts of Service. Lots of us love serving others and chances are if we love serving others, we also love people doing things for us.

How is this looking in our own marriage? Are our chores divided into strictly separate husband & wife tasks or are we working to serve each other?

Jesus gave a profound illustration of expressing love by an act of service when he washed the dirty feet of His disciples. This was the job of a servant! Some of us may be called at some point to wash far more than just our spouse’s feet but in what ways can we serve each other voluntarily to show love?

Cooking a meal, taking out the rubbish, mowing the lawn, changing the baby, painting the bedroom … all of these things when done voluntarily and not because it’s ‘your turn’ speak love.

How about thinking of a new way in which you can serve your spouse this week?

Prayer (as a couple)

Dear Lord, thank you for showing (and challenging!) us how to really serve.  Help us to find new ways to serve each other.

Prayer (for others)

We pray for ____ and ____.  Please help them see the impact and experience the pleasure of serving each other in a loving way.  Amen

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The son of man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28

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