Follow

I am committed to follow Jesus with all

of my life for the rest of my life, distinct

from all other religions and spiritualities.

INTRODUCTION

FOLLOW – I am committed to follow Jesus with all of my life for the rest of my life, distinct from all other religions and spiritualities.

LIFESTYLE – I serve others practically and pray for miracles.

REFLECTION QUESTION – How do I experience the difference between following Jesus and following my old way of life, including other religions and spiritualities?

 

WHEN YOU’RE DONE WITH THIS LESSON…

\\   You’ll understand what it means to follow Jesus and be able to explain it.

\\  You’ll integrate new practices to equip and empower you to follow Jesus.

\\  You’ll discover your story and how the gospel changes your story.

STEP 1: NEW LEARNING

BACK TO THE BEGINNING

Read the Lesson

QUESTIONS FROM THE READING

\\  In your own words, summarize the big ideas of the gospel.

 

\\  What are your personal key take-aways from reading this lesson?

 

\\  Ephesians 2:1-3 and 4:17-19 describe why we need to be rescued from sin and death. Read both passages a few times and write down what you learn about the human heart when its separated from God’s life-giving presence.

 

\\  Read I Corinthians 15:1-4. In this passage, one of Jesus’ followers describes what Jesus did to rescue us from sin and death. What’s interesting is that the writer outlines historic events: Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and post-resurrection appearances. What does this tell you about how God saves us from sin and death?

 

\\  Matthew 10:34-39 records how Jesus described what it meant to repent and follow Him. When you read this passage, what do you see? How does this impact your view of trusting and following Jesus?

 

\\  Read Ephesians 2:4-10. What do you discover about God’s gift of eternal life?

 

\\  Based on this lesson, how does Jesus want me to respond in obedience this week?

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STEP 2: NEW PRACTICES

BIBLE – PRAYER – JOURNALING

In this step, you’ll integrate three new practices: listen to Jesus in the Bible, talk to Jesus through prayer, and journal. It’s best to spend most of your time in the Bible and in prayer (about 80%) and then follow up with journaling. If you spend the bulk of your time in the Bible and prayer, you’ll experience the biggest impact toward growth.

The important part is this: make a commitment and keep it. When we make and keep our commitments, we increase our ability to hear and obey Jesus.

\\ Where will I fit these practices into my weekly schedule/routine?

Consider working your way up to four times each week.

\\ How long will I spend each day doing all three practices?

Any amount of time is good to start with but consider working up to thirty minutes at a time.

LISTENING TO JESUS IN THE BIBLE

Each week, you’ll learn to listen to Jesus through the Bible. To do this, you’ll read, think about, and answer questions about a passage. For this lesson, you’ll spend multiple days in EACH of the following texts.

Luke 5:1-11

Luke 9:18-27

Ephesians 2:1-10

QUESTIONS

As you spend multiple days in each passage, journal the following questions.

\\  Who is God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)?

\\  What is God doing?

\\  Who are God’s people? Who am I as a result?

\\  What is God inviting me to do today?

PRAYER AND JOURNALING

PRAYER

Each week, you’ll learn to talk to Jesus in prayer. To do this, you’ll learn to pray using the forms of prayer Jesus gave to his followers in Matthew 6:9-13: We call this The Disciple’s Prayer. Each week, we explore one aspect of The Disciple’s Prayer in the document above.

In this lesson, you’ll explore the first prayer form called The Prayer of Relationship. Use Prayer of Relationship in The Disciple’s Prayer Guide in the link above.

JOURNAL

As you read and pray, it’s helpful to journal your thoughts, feelings, and insights.

\\  What I learned today was…

\\  What I discovered about Jesus was…

\\  What I discovered about myself was…

\\  What I sense I need to do is…

\\  What doesn’t make sense is…

STEP 3: NEW COMMITMENTS

STORY: PART 1

In this lesson, you were introduced to the first mark of a planted disciple: following Jesus. To follow Jesus is to give our whole life, for the rest of our life. Now, you’ll learn to tell the story of your life: what your life was like before you encountered Jesus, how the gospel changed your life, and what life is like now.

Discover My Story Workbook

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Download The Whole Lesson

Overview of the 10 Marks