As we learn in part four of Relentless, we must not only pursue God for ourselves, but we must help others to pursue Him and are given practical steps that will show us how we can be spiritual leaders for others.
Part 4: Helping Others Pursue
Pursuing God Requires
My faith – trusting Jesus
My life – honoring God
My purpose – helping others pursue God
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.
Matthew 28:19-20 NLT
After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel.
Judges 2:10 NIV
PURSUING GOD AS A SPIRITUAL FAMILY
* You can have and be a (spiritual father).
Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I urge you to imitate me. For this reason I am sending to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 4:15-17 NIV
You can have and be a (spiritual mother).
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live… Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Titus 2:3-5 NIV
Practical Steps for Timothy’s (Sons or Daughters)
* (Ask questions, listen, take notes).
Listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my instruction.
Proverbs 22:17 NLT
* (Put into practice) what you see.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice.
Philippians 4:9 NIV
* (Show honor).
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10 NIV
Practical Steps for Paul’s (Fathers or Mothers)
* (Be an example) in the way you live.
In everything set them an example by doing what is good.
Titus 2:7 NIV
* (Tell stories).
One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts… They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.
Psalm 145:4, 6 NIV
* (Share your life).
We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.
1 Thessalonians 2:8 NIV