Jesus makes a powerful difference in the lives of His followers. In the Old Testament, God’s people were set apart from other nations in the things they ate and avoided eating, what they wore, and their worship of God. The way we are set apart today is by living like Jesus.
When Jesus was on the earth, it was clear to see that the things He valued and the ways He lived were very different from others. He wasn’t selfish but served others continually. He shared and provided for others. And as the ultimate expression of His living differently, Jesus gave His life on the cross.
And even though we live in a world and culture where our lives look like so many others, the difference Jesus makes in us should be clear. Let’s choose every day to live set-apart like Jesus.
Session 1: Jethro and Moses
Scripture: Exodus 18:9-11,14-21
The Point: Be ready to give and receive godly wisdom.
Session 2: Moses and Joshua
Scripture: Numbers 27:12-23
The Point: Mentor and disciple those who come after you.
Session 3: Eli and Samuel
Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:22-26; 3:7-10,15-18
The Point: Help others discern the voice of God.
Session 4: Mordecai and Esther
Scripture: Esther 2:5-7; 4:8-17
The Point: Encourage others to follow God’s leadership—no matter the cost.
Session 5: Barnabas and Paul
Scripture: Acts 9:26-28; 11:22-26; 15:36-40
The Point: Expect mentoring relationships to change over time.
Session 6: Paul and Timothy
Scripture: Acts 16:1-5; 2 Timothy 2:1-2; 3:10-12
The Point: Focus your mentoring on growth in Christ and in His Word.