Download / Print MAP here: Weekly Message Action Plan Week July 6-11
Our key verse for this week is:
Mark 6: 7-13 7 He called the twelve apostles, sent them out two by two, and gave them authority over evil spirits. 8 He instructed them to take nothing along on the trip except a walking stick. They were not to take any food, a traveling bag, or money in their pockets. 9 They could wear sandals but could not take along a change of clothes. 10 He told them, “Whenever you go into a home, stay there until you’re ready to leave that place. 11 Wherever people don’t welcome you or listen to you, leave and shake the dust from your feet as a warning to them.” 12 So the apostles went and told people that they should turn to God and change the way they think and act. 13 They also forced many demons out of people and poured oil on many who were sick to cure them. (GW)
We learned that living by faith starts with a calling from God. God calls you to take a specific step of faith.
Second, God sends you out with a partner.
Third, God gives you authority in a specific area/situation.
We also learned that God starts us out with small steps of faith that lead to larger leaps of faith.
So what action can you take this week based on the sermon?
1) Reflect back on your life of faith. When has God called you to take specific steps of faith? How did that work out? If you did not answer God’s call to step out in faith, why not? What happened? What step(s) of faith is God calling you to take now? What is holding you back? What can be done to help you take those steps of faith?
2) When Joshua was told to lead the Children of Israel into the Promised Land, it was quite a leap of faith. But God gave him encouraging words. These words are still encouraging for you today. Joshua 1:9 9 “I have commanded you, ‘Be strong and courageous! Don’t tremble or be terrified, because the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.’” (GW) Memorize Joshua 1:9. The next time God calls you to make a step of faith, recite these words of encouragement.
3) Download this week’s Five Minute Ministry here and commit to reading the Bible every day this week. Spend daily time in God’s word and in prayer!
Let me know how I can be praying for you and what you are learning about your life as God’s child this week!