Please take a few minutes with a Christian family member or friend and prayerfully consider the following reflection questions.
1. The disciples knew Jesus as Lord, master and returning King and this was expressed in their words, their attitudes and their choices in life. What can we do to honour and glorify Jesus more in our lives?
I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1 (ESV)
2. We need to become disciples in order to make disciples. What practical action can we take to learn Jesus’ commands and obey them?
Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake. Romans 1:5
...the gospel [...] now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith… Romans 16:25-26
3. Are we ready for the Lord’s return? Are we looking forward to it? Is there anything missing in our attitudes and actions? What can we do to be ready as Jesus commanded?
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
1 Peter 3:15
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” Matthew 25:13
“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:12-13