Icebreaker: What memories do you have about the first time you moved out of your parents’ home (or the first time you experienced independence from your parents)?
Read Hebrews 11:8-12. How is faith demonstrated or explained in each of these three examples from Abraham’s life? What obstacles did he had to overcome? What changed in him? What changed in his family?
Read Matthew 4:18-22. Imagine that you are Simon Peter. What would you be thinking/feeling in verses 19-20? Why would you have gone with Jesus? Jesus said he would make Simon and Andrew “fishers of men” because they were fishermen. What do you think Jesus would have called what he invited you to be? An engineer of faith? A nurse of gospel healing?
Read I Timothy 4:11-16. What does Paul tell Timothy not to do in these verses? What does he tell them that he should do? If this letter were written directly to you, what are some things would you need to do or stop doing in order to fully comply with what was being instructed?
How can we pray for each other?