THE TEN MARKS
I know how to share the Gospel through service and prayer
OVERVIEW – SHOW
DEFINITION OF A DISCIPLE – A disciple unconditionally trusts and obeys Jesus to BECOME like him, BELONG to his family, and BUILD his kingdom by multiplying disciples.
SHOW DEFINITION – I know how to share the gospel through service and prayer.
LIFESTYLE – I serve others practically and pray for miracles.
REFLECTION QUESTION – How am I serving the lost and praying for miracles?
WHEN YOU’RE DONE WITH THIS LESSON…
When you’re done, you’ll understand what it means to serve those who don’t follow Jesus and prayer for miracles and then able to explain it.
When you’re done, you’ll know how to use the Bible, prayer, and journaling to serve and pray.
When you’re done, you’ll serve and pray for those who don’t follow Jesus.
STEP 1: NEW LEARNING
QUESTIONS FROM THE READING
In your own words, summarize the big ideas about following Jesus.
What are some of your key take-aways from reading?
Read Acts 2:42-47 and Acts 5:12-16. What do you discover about the atmosphere of prayer and service in the lives of the first disciples?
Read John 14:12-14. What does Jesus promise to those who trust in him? Why does this matter for us today?
In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus says all power in heaven and earth was given to him. In this power and authority, he sends the first disciples into the world as witnesses. Why does it matter that this power and authority is available to us today? What hope and vision does this promise inspire in you?
Based on what you’ve discovered, how does Jesus want you to obey 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.
To incorporate these new practices, you’ll need to make some decisions: when, where, how much, and how long. In other words, when you know WHEN you’ll do these practices, WHERE you’ll do them, and HOW long you’ll do them, you have a much better chance of integrating these practices into your lifestyle.
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.
Here are two questions to help you decide.
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.
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?
QUESTIONS, PRAYER AND JOURNALING
As you read and pray, it’s helpful to journal your thoughts, feelings, and insights. Consider journaling to one or two of the following prompts.
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
GIVING TIME, TALENT, TREASURE
Jesus came to serve. And Jesus prayed. Service opened the hearts of those who were lost and broken. Prayer invited supernatural power to invade impossible situations.
Jesus gave us power to do what he did. We’re called to serve and pray.
Below, you’ll find ways to serve and pray for those who don’t follow Jesus.