How To Live In Caves and Wilderness

Day 1

Read 1 Kings 19
When Elijah thought he stood alone what did God teach him?  Why did he have to go to the wilderness to find out?
What does this scripture tell us about times when we feel we stand alone?
Will God ever run out of faithful followers?

How have you had a similar feeling of being alone and the “only one that seems to care?”

How can you turn this into a prayer for today?

Day 2

John 6:32-70
What effect did "hard teachings" have on those who were following Christ?
Why would God use hard teachings when it will have this kind of impact?
Are there examples in our lives where we leverage hard lessons for the benefit of others?
What would be God's purpose in the hard lessons and trials in our life?

Think of one person you could call, text, or contact somehow that God could use these truths to encourage or help them today.  Make that contact.

Day 3

2 Timothy 4:1-8
How does Paul's commission to Timothy in this passage compare to our world today?
What lessons can we take from this passage to teach others?
Rewrite this passage based on how you would say it to a new generation of disciples today?
Are you prepared to face this challenge?

Share some thoughts from this week on the messaging section of the Keystone app.

Day 4

Read 1 Samuel 21:10-22:5

On Sunday, we compared the way that the King of the Philistines treated David when he was down on his luck and in a bad place, versus how David handled the people that came to him and were down on their luck and in a bad place.  It is pretty obvious that David represents the good way and the Philistines the bad way.  So what can you learn from this story today?

Who are those around you that seem to be “acting crazy” or are struggling this week?

Remember a time when you were struggling and someone was there to care for and walk beside you.  What did that add to your life?

What has your response to them been?

What should your response be to them today? 

After answering the above question with specifics, go and do what God has laid on your heart.

Day 5

Read Colossians 1:24-29 

Paul was a church planter and therefore a pastor.  He wrote this passage from that perspective, and I think it is important to note that.  But what do you hear is his heart according to these verses, why he says “For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.”?

How do you see this are part of your life, or is it only for Paul- a leader of pastors and church planter?

Ephesians 5:15-21

Take a second and talk about these verses and what they say to you on the messaging section of the app.  What do you see that is needed today?

How do you make this your prayer?

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