The life of a disciple.

Series: The Gospel of Luke: Strengthened in Spirit | Week 1: A New Community

Read Luke 6:12-19

1. After arguing with the Pharisees about the Sabbath (Luke 6:6-11), where does Jesus go next?
2. What important decision does Jesus make after His all-night prayer session?
3. What is the first thing Jesus does with the twelve after calling them?

1. Spend a few minutes thinking about your own prayer life. Have you ever prayed all night about something? How does it strike you that even Jesus needed to pray and be alone with His Father? Pray and ask God now to grow your prayer life. Pray that as He does, your values and focus would shift and become more kingdom oriented.
2. Imagine what it might have been like to be one of the twelve called by Jesus. If you are a follower of Jesus, He’s called you, too! Follow the example of these early disciples and learn from Jesus, study Him, and model your life after Him on a daily basis.

For Further Reading: One man’s story of learning to be a disciple

For Families with Kids at Home
Today, pray that God would reveal how your family could be more kingdom-oriented. It can be easy to get caught up in the world’s value systems. Try to take tangible steps that would reflect God’s values for your family.

The Gospel of Luke: Strengthened in Spirit