- The Question Jar
Print out a list of encouragement or accountability questions, cut out and fold up each individual question and then place them in a jar on the dinner table. During one meal this week, take turns having each person pull out a question from the jar. Whoever selects the question also gets to select who has to answer it.
Remember: don’t just answer the question and move on, but use the question as an opportunity to encourage someone in the truth and grace of God.
- Where have you seen Jesus’ victory of death and sin in your life lately?
- Have your handled your finances this week out of fear or faith?
- What fears often cause you to compromise?
- Other than physical death, what “form” of death scares you the most (e.g. financial, social, etc.)?
- What can I do to help you stand firm against fear and compromise? Do you perceive any patterns of when fear takes hold of you?
- Who in your life (family, friend, or co-worker) needs to know Jesus as savior from every form of death and why?
- What scripture helps you overcome fear?
- Home Bible Reading Plan
As a family, couple, roommates or friends, have a Bible reading schedule where you are reading the same Scriptures each day and then one time that week have your Great Commission time and let everyone share the Scripture that was their favorite or that meant the most to them.
As you read through the last days of Jesus’ life, reflect together on how Jesus Is Savior from ALL sin and Death.
Day 1: Hebrews 2:5-18
Day 2: Colossians 2:6-15
Day 3: Ephesians 2:1-10
Day 4: 2 Peter 2:21-25
Day 5: John 3:1-21
- Texting Scriptures
As a family, couple, roommates or friends, use a Bible phone app to share Scriptures that shares how Jesus is the savior of your life. Then at your Home Great Commission time you can always find out what those Scriptures meant to each person. Example Scriptures:
Hebrews 2:14b-15-that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear death were subject to lifelong slavery.
Colossians 2:15-He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.
- Encouragement Prayers
As a family, couple, roommates or friends spend a few minutes praying scriptures aloud over each other. This is a powerful way to declare the truths and promises of God over others. This week pray scriptures that reminds us of Jesus being the savior of “all” death.
God I pray for ___________”For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate ___________ from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39