TAG Questions: Living as a Disciple: be devoted
1) Can you think of times when you obeyed and/or disobeyed a command given by someone else? What happened? Were there
any consequences to obedience and/or disobedience?
2) What does Jesus command in Matthew 28:18-20 mean to you?
3) What does it mean to “go and make disciples”?
a) How would you define a “disciple”?
Read Acts 2:42-47.
4) There are many aspects of discipleship listed in this short passage… but the first one is that of devotion… “They devoted
themselves to…” (vs. 42).
a) What does it mean to be devoted to something?
b) Can you think of a time when you were devoted to someone / something?
c) How was that devotion different to usual commitment?
5) Can you think of some of the characteristics of devotion which sets it apart from the norm?
6) 1 Samuel 13:14 describes David as a man after God’s own heart… someone truly devoted…
a) Read 1 Samuel 17 and list the ways in which you see David devoted to God
7) Considering these characteristics, how devoted do you consider yourself in your relationship with God?
8) How might you change one aspect of your life to become more devoted than you are at present?
Devoted to Prayer
1) How would you define prayer?
a) What is it?
b) What isn’t it?
2) How important is prayer in the life of a believer?
b) Read Acts 2:42 – what does it mean to be “devoted to prayer”?
3) If God knows everything (Psalm 139), why pray?
4) What is the aim of prayer?
a) What does prayer do?
b) Does prayer change situations? How?
c) Does prayer change us? How?
5) Can you think of a personal example of directly answered prayer?
6) Read Matthew 7:7-11; John 14:12-14; James 5:13-16
a) What do these verses say to you about prayer?
b) What questions do they evoke in you?
c) “And I will do whatever you ask in my name” (John 14:13) – what does “in my name” mean?
7) How has prayer impacted your life?
8) Read 1 Thess. 5:16-18. Spend time giving thanks to God for the gift and blessing of prayer.