Writing Prompts: Serving Two Masters

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Part 1: Know Your Masters

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches about worry, calling it a “master” in our lives (Matthew 6:24-34). A master is a person or thing that has control or governance over you.  Jesus explains that we cannot serve two masters at the same time.

Prompt: Who or what is master in your life?

Part 2: Leave Worry Behind

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches about worry, calling it a “master” in our lives.  Jesus said, “Do not worry about your life” (Matthew 6:25). Yet for many of us, it can be hard to leave worry behind.

Prompt: What are you anxious about – and what would it take for you to let that worry go?

Part 3: Define Success

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus  said, “No one can serve two masters” (Matthew 6:24). Yet the world tells us that success, achievement, and possessions are the measures of our worth.  The world pulls us one way. God invites us another.

Prompt: Where or in what do you find your worth?

Part 4:  Intangible Ways to Define Worth

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus  said, “No one can serve two masters … you cannot serve God and money” (Matthew 6:24).  Yet money is a tangible way to quantify worth. Many times we allow the desire to “have enough” or “be enough” to determine our worth.

Prompt: What are some intangible ways you quantify worth?