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Obedience Challenge - Day 29


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: Mark 1

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


Today, we're looking at the command of Jesus in Matthew 6:16-18, where he says “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."


What a beautiful and hopeful command! But how can we truly obey this command? And what does fasting mean? Watch the video to learn more!

What's your very next action to obey Christ today? Have you made yourself accountable by telling your mentor?

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 Bible Project Video on Mark's Gospel

Since you're starting Mark's Gospel today in your Bible reading plan, take 9 minutes and watch this animated overview of the Gospel of Mark from The Bible Project. It will help you understand the structure of the book so much better, and get more out of it!

Other tools available from NewStart Discipleship to help you disciple new Christians:

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Pastors of smaller churches are frequently frustrated with discipleship. The number one response to the question “What is your biggest challenge with discipleship?” is this: “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 disciples there in that one verse? Paul must have had a clear discipleship strategy – a clear plan that Timothy knew how to reproduce! 

If you need one (and you do!) 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.

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