I used the Gospel-Centered Life Bible study this year with my Senior guys Bible Study and it’s phenomenal. Almost zero prep. Incredible heart-probing, Christ centered content.
I just skimmed thru it again this morning during my QT and came across great material to use with students re: being missional. I plan on using this for our student Leadership Retreat to kick off the year.
It’s from Ch. 7 – The Gospel Propels us Outward.
“If the gospel is renewing you internally, it will also be propelling you externally.”
There’s a Bible passage to work thru (Gal 5:13-15), an article and great discussion questions to think thru at the end like:
- Identify a missional opportunity in your life in which you are not motivated to do what you “should” do. Here are some categories to jump-start your thinking: showing hospitality to neighbors; actively praying for and engaging with co-workers; sharing the gospel with a family member; serving someone in poverty; giving generously;
- What heart issues hinder you from rightly motivated action in this situation?
- Repentance: What sin do you see in yourself that you need to repent of? Faith: What specific gospel promises or truths are you not really believing?
Here’s a link where you can purchase it from World Harvest Mission (it’s written by a couple of former Cru staff – Bob Thune and Will Walker). You download the file from them – it’s $7 for one copy, $40 for the license to print 20 studies.