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Obedience Challenge - Day 2


Welcome to today's Obedience Challenge! We're beginning an epic, 90 day Journey through the Gospels, learning to love and follow Jesus as his disciples.

The Scripture reading for today is: Matthew 2

Click HERE to read it in the NIV

Click HERE to read or listen to it in the ESV

Click HERE to read it in the KJV


Yesterday and today, we're looking at the command of Jesus in Matthew 4:17, “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."  How can a Christian truly keep this command?


We're spending 2 days to focus on each command. On the 2nd day of focusing on that command, I don't teach on it, I just cover a quick note of explanation on what you read today. Each day of the Obedience Challenge contains these things:

  • 3-4 minutes of teaching

  • 1 minute of praising God for the command

  • 1 minute of repentance over Jesus' command

  • 1 minute of listening to the Holy Spirit

  • 1 minute of asking God for help in obeying the command Jesus gave

Get a spiritual mentor to find greater growth in discipleship:

Reach out: Take 60 seconds & text your mentor about what you’re learning. Ask for prayer, share next actions, or share how Jesus is transforming you.

Check out this video about how to read the 4 Gospels from The Bible Project:

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Need the Obedience Challenge Discipleship Workbook?

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If you're a pastor who cares about discipling new Christians, and you'd like to get a copy of the NewStart Discipleship tools for small church pastors, you can get a license to print as many copies as you need.

NewStart also includes a license to print the workbook for Obedience Challenge: 90 Days to Obey Jesus

How can I become a disciple of Jesus?

"Discipleship is the process of becoming who Jesus would be, if he was you." - Dallas Willard

Discipleship means learning about Jesus in order to imitate and become like him. If you are a brand new Christian, or even if you've been around church a lot, you need to become a disciple of Jesus, not just a fan. 

NewStart Discipleship is a program to help new Christians become disciples of Jesus -- to be transformed and grow in knowledge of the Bible, what Jesus is like, and imitating the holiness of Jesus.

New to walking with Jesus? Want advice on growing as a Christian?

If you're a new believer who wants to grow in your faith, discipleship is your next step. Click here to get a copy of NewStart Discipleship journal for yourself. This journal is designed to create "anchor habits" for you as a new follower of Jesus. It features a 50 day Bible reading plan that gives an overview of the highlights of the Bible, and a daily video to explain the reading.

What's next after becoming a Christian?

After that, you can go through the Obedience Challenge workbook, and if you want to continue to grow as a believer, then moving on to studying the holiness of God and our sanctification. 

If you're wondering "Can I trust the Bible," and whether Jesus really rose from the dead, you can check out the Defending Your Faith video course. 

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