HOME SUNDAY RESOURCE: September 8th, 2019
The command to follow: GO MAKE DISCIPLES
Researchers have found that moving our bodies and adding actions to our learning significantly increases our ability to remember. Here is a hand action you can add to the command to remember it:
Step 1: (go)
Take your right hand and walk your pointer and middle finger away from you
Step 2: (it takes time)
now tap those two fingers on your left wrist (like tapping a watch)
SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Matthew 4:18-22
Use the simple Discovery Bible Study (DBS) format on the Home Resource tab to facilitate the reading and discussion.
In this text, Jesus is calling the first disciples to come and follow Him. These men would be foundational in the establishment of the Church.
Hungry and willing hearts. This is what Jesus sought when He began to call the first disciples.
As Jesus walked along the Sea of Galilee, the Lord saw the first of those who would “turn the world upside down” (Acts 17:16). But first, they would simply say “yes” and walk with Jesus. “Come and I will make you fishers of men”. This was not an invitation to share great ideas and inspiring concepts, but a call to life on life covenant friendship. Discipleship is not a race to simply fill the storehouses of our mind. It is an all-of-life journey to multiply the very heart of God in and through His children.
Jesus has invited, in fact, commanded us to make disciples (Matthew 28). Disciples make disciples. Jesus’ deep desire is to model His ways, so we might pass them on to others. This is Kingdom’s way of maturing our faith in the Lord. Then He sends us to give that same opportunity to all who would leave their boats, drop their nets, and follow Jesus.
1. What are some of the personal challenges/delights you feel when you think of being a disciple of Jesus?
2. What has/does discipleship look like in your journey of following Jesus?
3. Are you currently walking with others (as a learner or leader) in a rhythm of discipleship?
Here are three youtube links to songs that you can use during the "worship" portion of the DBS:
Questions for comprehension & imagination amongst kids:
What did Jesus invite these men to do?
What did He mean by “fisher of men”?
What would look like for you to follow Jesus like these men did?
What would it look like for you to be a “fisher of men”?
For a more detailed resource and activities for kids see this link below:
And for more general ideas on how to structure the time with kids in the mix see our HOME RESOURCE IDEAS FOR KIDS
Be encouraged to include the kids as much as possible in your gatherings. Have them listen to the scriptures as they are read aloud, participate in communion or lead you all in worship. Perhaps ask them how they heard the text, and invite them to retell back to everyone in their own words.
As a Navah family we close our gatherings with the Lord's Prayer - could we encourage you to do the same in the home? It helps us all remember we are part of a big faith family that is under one Father praying together to see His Kingdom come here in KC as it is in heaven.
We are in the middle of 40 Days of prayer. Be sure to check out the link below on how to engage in prayer as a community and with your region