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MY MISSION FROM GOD


e l p sam o n ly Discipleship Training Book 4 My mission from God Tim Hawkins

Published by Christian Education Publications January 2004, Reprinted 2007 Copyright Š Tim Hawkins 2004 Scripture quotations taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright Š 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part of this book may be reproduced by any process without the written permission of the publisher. Christian Education Publications, PO Box A287, Sydney South, NSW 1235 National Library of Australia ISBN 978-1-876960-39-1 Editor: Mamie Long Design/Illustration: Anthony Wallace Printed in Australia


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DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING Understand your new life

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Book 1 My new life

God has called you to an exciting new life following him. This book will show you what God has already done to ensure that you will keep growing as his precious child. Ten studies that cover the fundamentals of being both a disciple and a disciple-maker.

Deepen your relationship

These books will help you to understand and love our magnificent God, and show you how to deepen your relationship with him through prayer around his word. Book 2 My awesome God

Book 3 My intimate relationship

Nine studies exploring the character of this marvellous God who calls us to relate to him. We investigate the enormity of God as Father, Son and Spirit.

Ten studies designed to ground the growing disciple in the immense blessings of being immersed in a life of soaking in God’s Word, and in prayer.

Live as a faithful disciple Now you are ready to put it all into action in your personal walk with God, and in your active ministry to others. Book 4 My mission from God These nine studies explore the tasks that God has left for us here on planet earth. We look at being a witness, an ambassador, and a faithful manager of God’s gifts and blessings.

Book 5 My personal obedience These eleven studies focus on areas of personal obedience, and challenge the disciple to ‘put on’ the new life that is theirs in Christ Jesus. 1


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DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING

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Discipleship is not just a series of Bible studies. It is a lifetime of learning how to be totally committed to Jesus in every area of your life. Discipleship Training isn’t just a matter of ‘going through a course’. Your main training as a disciple will be through the learning relationship that you have with your trainer. Everything in this course will need to be put into practice in your life. The aim of this training is to help you grow as a disciple so that you will be better equipped to ‘go and make disciples’.

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BOOK 4 MY MISSION FROM GOD

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1 I’m a witness for Christ

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2 I’ve got the power of the Gospel 7 3 I’ve got the power of love

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4 I can grow other disciples

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5 I can impact the world

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6 God has put me in charge

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7 I’m a steward of God’s ministry gifts

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8 I’m a steward of God’s time

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9 I’m a steward of God’s money

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10 Instant replay

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My time with God chart Sermon notes

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I’m a witness for Christ

You know that following Christ is the best and that God wants all people everywhere to turn to him. Let’s look at the ways you can actively share your faith in Jesus with others.

1 What do you learn from these verses about sharing your faith with your non-Christian friends?

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a) Luke 19:10

b) Mark 5:19-20

c) 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

d) 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 e) Colossians 4:2-6 f) 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 g) 1 Peter 3:15-16

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h) 2 Corinthians 5:9-14 i) Acts 8:26-35 j) 2 Timothy 4:1-2 k) Colossians 1:24-29

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2  What opportunities have you had in the last week to share your faith with your non-Christian friends?

3  As you pray for your ‘3 friends’, ask God to give you an opportunity this week to share your faith in him.

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Witnessing for Christ 1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. The My 3 friends space below is for you to write the names of friends you are praying will come to know Jesus and to continue praying for them.

My 3 friends...

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Discipleship Training Series - Book 4  

Discover how we are to be an effective witness for Christ, his ambassador and a fiathful manager of God's gifts and blessings