Guide: Pray this prayer aloud with your Village: “Jesus, would you be with us today as we’re together? Amen.”
Guide: Now, ask a few people sitting in your group (by name): “Would you (name) be with us today as we’re together?” then wait for their answer:)
Guide: Why did that last question feel so weird?
Guide: How many times have you prayed, “Jesus, please be with me/us/her/him today…”?
READ: matt 28:20 + msg
Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”
What does it mean, that God is always with us?
When do you find yourself talking to God? Day? Night?
What do you talk to God about?
If you’re aware of God always being with you, how does it change your attitude or actions? Why? or Why not?
What would it look like if you lived as though Jesus was alway with you and at work in all things? How would your day change?
READ: KEY TEXT FOR 10,000 Minutes Series:
Matt 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
10,000 MINUTES Practice:
PRACTICE: Stop & Breathe
READ: This week we are going to practice Jesus’ invitation to simply be aware of Him all day long! What is a thing you could wear or use as a reminder, all day long, to practice the presence of Jesus? Ie. write on yourself, bracelet, glasses, ring on different finger, etc…
Every time you notice it this week practice breathing this:
(Jesus) I’m with You
You’re with Me
TEXT 10000minutes to 797979 and receive reminders during your week about practicing Jesus’ Invitations! We’ll talk about what we have learned next week in our Village!