It Starts with a Conversation

It Starts with a Conversation

It Starts with a Conversation

In Everything: Represent Jesus

First, Seek Him...

We represent Jesus in what we say and do, in the big things and little things, in everything! This conversation guide is a chance to reflect on how we honor His Name in all aspects of our lives. Seek Him today, and let His Holy Spirit speak to your heart!

...Then Speak Him

Just like we represent our families when we write our last name, Christ-followers represent Jesus’ Name in what we say and do. Having this mindset affects our words, choices, attitudes and actions. Use this conversation guide to talk about this to those entrusted to you!

*** Downloadable/printable lesson and verse images are available at the end of this lesson.***

Colossians 3:17 ESV – “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus…”

Word

God, What Are You Saying To Me?

When you belong to Jesus, you represent Him in everything you do.

Discover:  Just like you represent your family when you write your last name, you represent Jesus’ Name in what you say and do.

Dialogue: Tell a story about when you’ve represented your family. Did you make them proud or honor them by what your words or actions?

Dive In: Where will you represent Jesus today? How can you honor His Name along the way? Ask God to help you represent His Name well..

Colossians 3:17 ESV – “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus…”

Why

God, Why Does This Matter?

“I am good and faithful, and My love endures forever. So thank Me, worship Me and praise My Name!” (Psalm 100:4-5 NIV paraphrase)

Discover:  God is so good, faithful and loving! Through His Name, we receive salvation (Romans 10:9-13), we pray (Matthew 6:9), and we find safety and help (Proverbs 18:10).
God’s Name is so mighty and wonderful, and we get the privilege of praising His Name through our lives, words and deeds!

Dialogue: Sometimes we don’t realize how important God’s Name is. We live in a culture that easily takes God’s Name in vain. This must never be in our lives; we want our words and deeds to praise and proclaim His Name! Tell a story about how you have done this.

Dive In: What is on your family’s agenda for this month. Where will you be taking Jesus’ Name? How will you represent His Name in that? Are there any ways or words you have in your life that do not honor God’s Name?

Colossians 3:17 ESV – “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus…”

What

God, What Else Does Your Word Say About This?

“The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.” (Acts 11:26 CSB) 

Discover: After Jesus returned to heaven, His followers lived in such a way that they reminded people of Him. It wasn’t too long before they became known as “followers of Christ,” and people began calling them Christians. 

Dialogue:  Are you known for resembling somebody? Maybe someone has said, “You look like ____” or “You remind me of ______”? In the same way, we can resemble Jesus and remind people of Him through our words and our deeds. Tell a Jesus Story of how you have represented His Name in your life.

Dive In: We carry Jesus’ Name wherever we go and in whatever we do. What are some specific ways we can remind people of Him in our words and deeds today?

Colossians 3:17 ESV – “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus…”

Worship

God, How do you want me to respond to this truth?

“I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name…” (Psalm 145:1-2 NIV)

Discover: Our lives matter. What we say and do matters. We can worship God and represent His Name well through our attitudes, choices, words and actions. 

Dialogue:  We don’t necessarily walk around saying “Praise Jesus!” all the time. However, our actions and conversations can praise and worship Him even without saying those exact words. Talk about how our actions can speak even louder than our words.

Dive In:  The “forever and ever” of praising His Name begins today, so praise Him right now! Play a favorite worship song and each say something about how much we love Jesus.

A Family Blessing

A Blessing from this Lesson to Speak over Those God has Entrusted to You!

“The Bible says, ‘With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you.’ Amen!” (from 1 Thessalonians 1:11-12a NIV)

 

“The Bible says, ‘With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you.’ Amen!” (from 1 Thessalonians 1:11-12a NIV)

 

(For your convenience, here’s a PDF download version of conversation guide.  This will save to your downloads on your device, or your folder of choice on your computer.)

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© 2019 Tosha Lamdin Williams, Family Disciple Me

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