Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life. (John 8:12)
What is one area of “darkness” in your life that would benefit from you following Jesus more closely?
Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” (Matthew 4:19)
How can your commitment to following Jesus have a positive effect on the lives of the people around you?
When Jesus heard his answer, he said, “There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Luke 18:22)
What are some things in our lives that keep us from following God fully?
Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. (Ephesians 5:1)
What are the easiest – and the most challenging – areas of your life, when it comes to following Jesus?
I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course. (Jeremiah 10:23)
Why is following God, instead of ourselves, so vital for a full life?
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24)
Following Jesus well takes personal sacrifice. What do you need to give up to better follow Jesus?