Obedience Challenge - Day 30 

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: Mark 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

TODAY'S COMMAND TO OBEY:

Today, we're meditating on the command of Jesus in Matthew 6:16-18, which 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."

 

How can a Christian truly keep this command? Watch the video from yesterday to learn how to obey Jesus command to practice fasting.

Don't do your discipleship journey alone - you need a mentor!

Reach out: God never designed you to be alone. In fact, the first thing God said was “not good” after he created this good world, was that man was alone. That’s why he put us in relationship – check in with your mentor and ask for prayer, share your burdens! You weren’t meant to be alone. ~ Darrell

Check out this Bible Project Video on Mark's Gospel

Since you're starting Mark's Gospel today in your Bible reading plan, take 5 minutes and watch this discussion overview of the Gospel of Mark from The Bible Project. It will help you understand the themes of the book so much better, and get more out of it!

Finally get a strategy for obeying the Great Commission to "make disciples!"

Discipleship training for pastors

You’ll never multiply disciple-makers without a clear and simple plan for discipling new believers! If you need one, you can use the discipleship strategy created by NewStart Discipleship to provide a clear pathway for discipling. This makes it possible to not only disciple effectively, but to multiply disciple-makers.

 

New Christians that LAST and are TRANSFORMED don’t just happen, any more than babies just happen to survive! So, if you have hopes for discipling new Christians, you need a plan that will help give you clarity on how you can help them grow as new believers. 

 

So check out NewStart Discipleship strategy for churches of all sizes, including a free 1 hour discipleship training for pastors that want to learn how they can be 100% ready to disciple new Christians and multiply disciple-makers.