Just Discipleship -Part 1: The Fire, The Dove and The Love
Scripture: Luke 3:15-22
Theme: Just Discipleship invites God to eliminates harmful habits, associates with sinners and outcasts, submits to God in prayer and lives under the influence of the Spirit.
1. What struck you about the message today?
2. As we start the new series Just Discipleship how do you define discipleship? Keep that with you throughout the series and invite God to deepen and transform your definition.
3. Look at how John the Baptist is portrayed in Luke 3:15-20. What did John do to prepare people for discipleship to Jesus?
4. As Just Discipleship eliminates useless attitudes and harmful habits in us personally, what needs to be burned up in your life?
5. Read Luke 3:21-22. Why was Jesus baptized? Why is it important for Christians to understand that Jesus was “numbered with the transgressors” that he was willing to be counted with the sinners?
6. As Just Discipleship follows Jesus in submitting to God through prayer, what is one step you want to take to deepen your prayer life?
7. What does it mean to live under the influence of the Spirit? (see Galatians 5:16-26)
8. How can we pray?
Just Discipleship Study Challenge:
Choose a time and place to be quiet for 10 minutes.
First, be silent in prayer for 1 minute.
Second, thank God for 2 specific things.
Third, invite Christ to speak to you through the reading of the passage by asking these 3 questions.
1. What is the role of the Holy Spirit and word of God in this passage?
2. How do the characters show trust and obedience?
3. What can I learn and apply in my own life?
Week 1 (January 13)
Monday: Luke 1:1-37
Tuesday: Luke 1:38-80
Wednesday: Luke 2:1-38
Thursday: Luke 2:39-52
Friday: Luke 3:1-20
Finally, pray for yourself, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers, your church.
God, I commit to being a disciple, someone who learns from you and applies that learning to my life. This will require courage and your Spirit. But I join Mary and say: “I am the Lord’s servant, let it be to me.”