He Is The Good Shepherd / Check Your Bible Studies…

Weekly Tip #2

View of the Shepherds field today, outside of Bethlehem

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep…”  John 10:10-11

In this passage in John 10, Jesus is addressing the Jews, Pharisees and others in the crowd who were also listening. These religious leaders were concerned with following the law, and they could not see that Jesus was the Messiah. He was right in front of them. It was these leaders that Jesus described as thieves and robbers. They were leading the people astray. Jesus is the true shepherd and gate keeper who lays down His life for us and who gives eternal life and an abundant life. Listen to His voice everyday (John 10:3)

Check Your Bible Study Series

Most of you are in a ministry where you have 2-4 years to work with your disciples before they move to the next stage of their lives.  Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  1. With the limited weeks and years that you have with your disciples in high school or college, does your Bible study cover the foundational topics of Christian growth?
  2. Will your disciples be able to imitate you as you lead the Bible study? Transferability is an important part of building a multiplying ministry.
  3. Do you understand a good flow and layout for your studies so people will enjoy the discussion and come back, week after week?

Read the two articles/Bible study series, as a reminder for conducting excellent Bible studies that you can teach others to use:

Pattern to help you teach your Bible studies

The Thrive studies is another really good option.

Final Thought

This week think about inviting 3 friends to your weekly meeting/Bible study. Personal invitation is the best advertisement.

Talk to you next week,

Ben with Cru