Obedience Challenge - Day 23
NEW CHRISTIAN BIBLE READING PLAN
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 23
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TODAY'S COMMAND TO OBEY:
Today, we're looking at the command of Jesus in Matthew 6:5-6, where he tells us, “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."
How can a Christian truly keep this command? Watch the video to learn how.
A mentor is a real success factor in discipleship!
Reach out: The Bible tells us that we are to “encourage one another” – check in with your mentor and let them know if you’re down! That’s why God put you in a relationship like this. God’s a Trinity, he’s in eternal relationship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And he wants you to be like Him – not alone, but in a Christian family relationship. ~Darrell
Does your church have a plan that helps disciple new Christians?
Pastors of smaller churches are frequently frustrated with discipleship. When I did a survey of pastors and asked "What's your biggest frustration with discipleship?” the number one answer pastors gave was: “I have no plan.” Don’t be that guy!
Without a clear plan, we’ll never be able to multiply disciple-makers, as Paul commands Timothy to do in 2 Timothy 2:2: “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” Notice the 4 generations of discipleship in that one verse! Paul had a clear discipleship strategy – a clear plan for discipling others, that Timothy knew how to reproduce!
If you need a clear plan for discipling new believers, then try out the discipleship strategy at NewStart Discipleship tools. You can get some free discipleship tools immediately by email, to help you start planning your disciple-making strategy.