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FAITH TRACKS
Basic Guides to Spiritual Growth

DOES GOD HAVE A GAME PLAN FOR MY LIFE?

If you’re involved in sports, you know that every successful athlete or team has a game plan. Often, the team that best sticks to its game plan will win the sporting event, even when the opponents may possess better athletic ability. If you have a personal relationship with God, this same principle can apply to your life as a Christian. God has a game plan and He intends you to be a vital part of it.

1. GOD'S GAME PLAN
What a coach talks to his team about just before the "big game" is very important. He doesn’t discuss things that don’t really matter at that point. Instead, a good coach discusses the game plan, gives clear directions and encourages the players. Similarly, in the critical moments before Jesus left His disciples to go to heaven, He talked about God’s game plan to save people from their sins and how the disciples’ were to be involved in reaching the goal. In His final moments with them, Jesus covered some very important instructions and encouraged them to go out and "win"! Let’s look at what He told them.

• Read Matthew 28:18-20.
• How do you know Jesus had the position to give instructions to the disciples? ______________
_________________________________________________________________
• What four things did Jesus tell His disciples to do? (Hint: Each begins with an action word.)
1. _______________________________________________________________
2. _______________________________________________________________
3. _______________________________________________________________
4. _______________________________________________________________
• Who was to be with them at all times? ___________________________________
• Read Mark 16:15.
• Where were the disciples to go? _______________________________________
• What were they told to share? _________________________________________

2. JESUS SETS THE EXAMPLE
• Read Matthew 4:19.
• When Jesus was with His disciples, what did He tell them to do? _______________.
• Why should they follow Him? ___________________________________________
• What were they to become if they obeyed Him? ____________________________
• What does that mean? _______________________________________________
• Read Acts 1:8.
• What did Jesus say would give them power? ______________________________
• How did He describe the role they would play? _____________________________
• Where were they to go? ______________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
• These geographic locations could be compared to your spheres of influence . Write out what
these places are for you personally:

1. Your School (Jerusalem): ____________________________________________
2. Your City (Judea): __________________________________________________
3. Your State (Samaria): _______________________________________________
4. A Foreign Country (Ends of the Earth): __________________________________

3. HOW TO CARRY OUT THE PLAN
• Read John 1:40-42.
• What did Andrew do to follow God’s game plan?

1. ________________________________________________________________
2. ________________________________________________________________
• How could you today bring someone to Jesus? _____________________________
• Read Mark 5:1-19.
• What did Jesus tell the man, once possessed by demons, how he could follow God’s game plan?
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4. YOUR ROLE IS VITAL
As a Christian, you personally know God. You also know many people who need to know God, too. Your role as a follower of Jesus and a witness of His truth is vital in winning people to God.

• Take a moment to write down six friends who need to hear how to know God personally.
1 _________________________________ 2._________________________________
3._________________________________ 4._________________________________
5._________________________________  6._________________________________
• Brainstorm and write down some creative ways you can share Christ with your friends:
1. ________________________________________________________________
2. ________________________________________________________________
3. ________________________________________________________________

 

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