Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church
Forged & Refined: Week 1
Week 1 spiritual growth assignments for Forged & Refined Discipleship.
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  • Martinsburg, PA
    Sunday 7:00 PM
DAY 1
PRAY: Ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you in His word today! Ask Him to slow you down enough to fully comprehend what He is saying.
READ: John 1:1-5
REFLECT: Jesus (the Word) is God and has been since the beginning of time. What comfort does this bring to me?
APPLY: The Light shines in the darkness. Where can I be a light in the darkness to the world around me?
PRAY: Ask Jesus to shine His light in a dark area of your life. Pray be a light in somebody else’s life today.
DAY 2
PRAY: Ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you in His word today! Ask Him to slow you down enough to fully comprehend what He is saying.
READ: John 1:6-8
REFLECT: John the Baptist was a man sent from God. Could somebody who knows me say that I am a man or woman who was “sent from God”?
APPLY: What opportunities do I have this week to represent God to those around me?
PRAY: Ask for a specific opportunity to be Jesus to somebody this week (co-worker, family member, etc.)
DAY 3
PRAY: Ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you in His word today! Ask Him to slow you down enough to fully comprehend what He is saying.
READ: John 1:9-13
REFLECT: “To all that did receive Him, He gave the right to be children of God.” What does it look like for me to be a child of God? What are some of the benefits? What are some of the responsibilities?
APPLY: How can I better remind myself of my status as God’s son/daughter? What can I do this week to remind my family or a friend of their status as God’s children?
PRAY: Take time to thank God for the privilege of being part of His family.
DAY 4
PRAY: Ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you in His word today! Ask Him to slow you down enough to fully comprehend what He is saying.
READ: John 1:14-18
REFLECT: We all have the tendency to lean toward truth or toward grace in our daily interactions. Jesus is the perfect balance of both. On a typical day, which way do I personally lean?
APPLY: This week, how can I balance both to better follow Jesus’ model?
PRAY: Ask for the wisdom to balance both grace and truth this week. Ask God to reveal any areas in which you are compromising in either area.
DAY 5
PRAY for Jesus to reveal Himself to you in His word today! Ask Him to slow you down enough to fully comprehend what He has to say.
READ John 2:13-17
REFLECT: In this passage Jesus is angry, but His anger is righteous as it is directed toward sin. Do I get angry about the same things God would be angry about? Or do I get angry about things that would be trivial to God?
APPLY: Is there something in my life Jesus would not be happy with?
PRAY that Jesus would help you to be angry with the things He does not like (sin) and to let go of any anger that is directed toward trivial things.