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Moses had a very close relationship with God. The Bible says that God spoke with him as
a friend, resulting in amazing encounters, miracles, and powerful leadership on Moses part.
Imagine the pressure Joshua must have felt in taking his place!
But God has been training Joshua even at an early age. While he was still young, Joshua
would not leave the tent where Gods presence was. This was the best kind of preparation
for hima consistent face-to-face encounter with God. When the time came, God would also
do great wonders through Joshua and during his leadership.
We, too, are called by God to do great things and the best way we can prepare for this is by
having a strong relationship with Him. Our ability to share our faith, lead others to Jesus, and
make disciples is fueled by a lifestyle of constantly hearing His voice and obeying His Word.
There is no doubt that God has a mighty plan for this generation. The question is, will we
be like Joshua and have fellowship with our mighty God who wants to do great things
through us?
Are you making a habit of connecting to God regularly and intimately? Is your time in the
Word and in prayer consistent?

What are your greatest distractions when reading the Word and praying?


REFLECT
QuiET MoMEnTs CounT
Exodus 33:7-11 Psalm 27:4-6 Luke 10:38-42 READ
DAY 1
The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to
the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.
Exodus 33:11
Set aside a time to connect to God without distractions. Dont forget to unplug from
those digital devices that constantly grab your attention.
Set a regular time of prayer and reading the Bible everyday. Completing this
devotional every day is a great start.
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When Moses died, God appointed Joshua to take his place. He was going to have to follow in
the footsteps of one of the greatest leaders in history. On top of that, he would also have to
lead the people into new territorythe Promised Land.
Gods command to Joshua was simple: be strong and courageous. Three times God gave him
that command, each time with a diferent extension. The frst time, God told Joshua to be
strong and courageous because he was going to lead the people. The second time, God said
to Joshua that if he did everything the Scriptures commanded he would be successful. And
the third time, God told Joshua that He would be with him everywhere he went.
In the same way, we can be nervous about what the future has for us. But like Joshua, we can
be strong and courageous when we remember that God will use us to lead others to Him,
that God gave us His Word to guide us and make us successful, and most importantly, that
God will be with us wherever we go.
What new responsibilities is God calling you into? What are you anxious or fearful about right
now? Which of Gods promises to Joshua can best help take away that fear?


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you of what God has promised? Are you making time for them?


REFLECT
You'vE GoT BACk-uP
Joshua 1:6-9 Psalm 56:3,4 Psalm 18:28-36 READ
DAY 2
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the
LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9
Thank God for new growth and responsibilities. Ask Him for grace to do what Hes
called you to do.
The next time you feel anxious or fearful about the future, remember that God is with
you wherever you go.
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This was a crucial moment in the history of the Israelites. They were about to cross the
Jordan River into the Promised Land. Doing this would mean entering into new territory that
God had promised them including plenty of blessing and prosperity. But there were also huge
obstaclesmany nations were occupying their land and they would oppose the Israelites the
whole time.
On the night before they crossed over, Joshua commanded them to consecrate themselves.
Consecration means to set something apart for divine use, to get rid of things that are not
from God while devoting ones self to God and His plans. After the Israelites did these things,
God started of their invasion campaign with a miracle.
Like the Israelites, God has a great plan for our nation and the campuses and He wants us to
be a part of it. We prepare ourselves to be part of Gods move when we consecrate ourselves
when we let the Holy Spirit shine a light on things that are not from God so He can replace it
with His best for us.
What amazing things do we need God to do for us (saving our family members, opening doors
to share with our friends, opening our campus to the gospel, etc.)? Pray now and ask God to
do amazing things among you.


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that are from God that you must get more involved in?

REFLECT
PREPARE FoR PowER
Joshua 3:1-13 Hebrews 12:1,2 2 Timothy 2:19-22 READ
DAY 3
Joshua told the people, Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.
Joshua 3:5
Go to a quiet place and ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and mind to show you
things that are not from Him. Remember that Jesus won the victory over sin on the
cross and decide to break away from these things.
Find other people who also believe for miracles from God and pray together for
amazing things that God will do.
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After the Israelites consecrated themselves, they tried to cross the Jordan River. While this
would have been impossible in normal circumstances, God made the waters stop fooding so
that the people could cross. He did this so that other nations would know that He is the one
true God.
This is the kind of God we serve. He is not limited like us. There is nothing that can stop Him
from doing what He has decided to do. He created the natural laws of our world, but He can
also change them at will.
Sometimes, we think we need to help God by our actions. Our faith and vision are limited by
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Him! And He wants to do miracles so that others will know He is God. God can and will do
amazing things. Lets ask Him!
Whatlimitationsaffectyourliferightnow?WhatdoestheBiblesayabouthowGodisbeyond
yourlimitations?


AreyouawarethatGodalwaysactsaccordingtoHiswill,whichcanbeknownbyreadingHis
Word?AreyouconfidenttoaskGodtomakethistrueinyourlife?


REFLECT
BEYonD LiMiTs
Joshua 3:14-17 Jeremiah 32:27 Isaiah 51:10 READ
DAY 4
15
Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached
the Jordan and their feet touched the waters edge,
16
the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in
a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down
to the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.
Joshua 3:15,16
Take a step of faith into a new area, maybe sharing your faith with someone else,
obeying God in giving something, or volunteering for a new ministry assignment. Let
God build your faith up as you see Him come through for you.
What would you do if you were absolutely sure God would do the amazing things He
promised in His Word? Go do those things and watch God do His part.
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After the Israelites consecrated themselves, God dried up the Jordan River even though it was
fooding and the people crossed on dry ground. After they crossed, God instructed them to
make a memorial of the amazing thing He had done. This memorial would remind them in the
future when they would be tempted to doubt and forget God.

One of the most faith-building things we can do is to remember what God has done for us.
We might be going through challenges or problems now, but when we take time to remember
the accomplishments of God in our lives, our faith becomes stronger. This puts our problems
in the right perspective and suddenly they are not as big anymore.

This is what communion isremembering the greatest victory Jesus has given usthe victory
over sin and death. When we do this, we are remembering that there is nothing in this world
that can destroy us because Jesus won the victory when He died on the cross and rose again.
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What is the importance of remembering what God has done in the past? How does this
prepare me to face the present and the future?


When are the times that I have forgotten God and what He has done for me? Is it during
times of success and blessing, hardship and difculty, or both? Why is that?

REFLECT
ToTAL RECALL
Joshua 4:4-7 Psalm 71:14-19 Psalm 77:11-14 READ
DAY 5
5
. . . Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites,
6
to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, What do these stones mean?
7
tell
them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed
the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of
Israel forever.
Joshua 4:5-7
Thank God for what Jesus accomplished on the cross, which is removing all of our sins,
past, present, and future, giving us His perfect life so we can have a relationship with
the Father.
Take time to write down what God has done in your life. Be as specific as possible. Hold
on to this list and go back to it regularly to remind yourself.
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Daniel and his friends were young men brought into a foreign land, far from their families and
social network. The Babylonians intended to teach them new learnings and desires that went
against what they had received from God. More insidiously, the Babylonians tried to change
their names and give them new identities. Their old names refected their relationship with
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In the same way, our sinful world system wants to stamp a false identity on Gods people. It
tries to tell us who we are and how we are to live, alter our values, and say that sin is okay.
Most of all, it attempts to minimize the greatness of our God.
But like Daniel, we can resolve not to defle ourselves with the world. We can resist the
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What are some ways that the worlds system has tried to infuence you and defne your
identity? What specifc areas in your life are being targeted?


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or Gods?


REFLECT
iDoLs AnD vEGETABLEs
Daniel 1:1-8 1 John 4:1-4 Psalm 119:9-11 READ
DAY 6
7
The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to
Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.
8
But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food
and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.
Daniel 1:7,8
Daniels trust in God produced a specific action. What specific actions is God leading
you to take in this area? Is there a temptation from the world to resist or an identity
that you should reject?
Remember that every sin has been defeated when Jesus died on the cross. The next
time you struggle with these areas, remember what Jesus did. Thank Him for the
victory and live accordingly.
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Daniel and his friends took a risk in resisting the lifestyle of Babylon. But God glorifed them
and made them ten times better than all those around them. Instead of doing things the
worlds way, they trusted God for the result and God showed them and the Babylonians how
He could take care of His people.
God is the same today as He was with Daniel and his friends. He wants to bless and promote
His people because He loves us and He will use our lives as a testimony that honors Him. If
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Christians should not be afraid to aspire for leadership, believe for excellence in academics,
or success at work because we know it is not our strength and wisdom that are doing it, but
Gods. And we also know that it is not for our own glory and honor that He does it, but it is to
glorify Himself.
What challenges are you facing in school, home, or extra-curricular activities now? Are you
asking God to give you the ability to excel in those areas?


Are there times that you feel intimidated by the world? Are there times that you think you
cannot possibly infuence others? Who is truly in charge?


REFLECT
TEn TiMEs BETTER
Daniel 1:8-21 Psalm 18 Matthew 5:16 READ
DAY 7
19
The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they
entered the kings service.
20
In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned
them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.
Daniel 1:19,20
Read Psalm 18 and see how God comes to the rescue of His people. How does this
psalm apply in your situation?
Is there something God is telling you to step into or attempt with Him? Have you been
delaying it? Maybe its time to step out and trust God for the results.
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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were forced by the king of Babylon to worship a statue
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to bow down, the king threatened to kill them. They responded by choosing to trust in God in
life or in death.
Are you in a situation where you are being pressured to disobey God? Some of us feel this
pressure from family members, classmates, or friends. Our own sinful nature constantly calls
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hear, and some ideas on the internettells us that we are missing out on what everybody else
is doing.
Whatever the source, are we convinced that like these three men, God is able to rescue
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is because they valued their relationship with God more than anything else. God was so
precious and satisfying that the world could not bribe or intimidate them.
What kind of pressure to give in to the world are you currently feeling? What is the most
common way that this hits you?


How does your relationship with God help you deal with the pressures around you?


REFLECT
EvEn iF HE DoEs noT
Daniel 3:1-18 Matthew 10:22 1 Corinthians 15:58 READ
DAY 8
16
. . . O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter.
17
If we are thrown
into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O
king.
18
But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the
image of gold you have set up.
Daniel 3:16-18
List the most common pressures that affect you the most. Prayerfully ask God to give
you the grace to overcome these pressures.
Make sure you have someone you can talk to about the pressures that you are most
affected with. Take time to pray with that person whenever you feel pressured,
especially during times when you are tempted to give in.
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The three men were thrown into the fre and yet they were not harmed. In fact, the king
could see them walking around and not even smelling like smoke or fre. And walking
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mens situation.
In the same way, we all go through difcult situations. The thing that our Christian faith
promises us is we have a God who is willing to enter into our situation. The Bible says that
Jesus became human and experienced a full human life. He did this so that He could bring us
out of our dark, sinful lives and into the glorious plan that God has for us.
Think about what this means! Right now, your God is walking with you even in your most
difcult circumstance. You dont need to fx it before you go to God. He will come to you and
be with you. He will make sure you get through alright. There is nothing to fear.
Are there moments in your life when you doubt that God is with you? How does this Word
help address those doubts?


What difcult situation are you in right now? How does your perspective change knowing that
God is with you and nothing can be against you?


REFLECT
THRouGH THE FiRE
Daniel 3:19-30 Isaiah 43:1,2 Romans 8:31-35 READ
DAY 9
24
Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, Werent there three
men that we tied up and threw into the fire? They replied, Certainly, O king.
25
He said, Look! I see four
men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.
Daniel 3:24,25
Read Romans 8:31-35. Remind yourself that nothing can separate you from Jesus
powerful love.
Face your next difficult situation with confidence knowing that God is with you and will
not abandon you. Remember this even in the middle of the problem.
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The events in this passage are much later than the previous ones. At this point, Daniel was an
old and experienced member of the government. He did have enemies who tried to attack him
but they could not because he was trustworthy. He was neither corrupt nor lazy in his duties
so they concluded that the only way they could accuse him was to attack his faith.
God has destined us to be of infuence to other people. But if we are to be a good infuence,
we must watch the way we live. We must be blameless, which means to live in such a way
that other people cannot accuse us of doing wrong or taking advantage. Are we setting an
example that others cannot accuse? If so, that is a powerful testimony!
Like Daniel, the world will do its best to discredit you and make your testimony worthless. But
thanks to Jesus, we can be blameless by acknowledging our own sinfulness and imperfections
while receiving His grace and ability to change and improve. As we remember His grace, we
begin living a life that is more and more holy.
Are you living in a way that is blameless? Are your actions good examples or do they cause
other people to stumble?


Have you acknowledged your sins and mistakes before God? Have you asked for His grace to
live a holy life?


REFLECT
LiFEsTYLE CHECk
Daniel 6:4,5 Psalm 15 Colossians 1:10-12 READ
DAY 10
4
At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct
of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was
trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.
5
Finally these men said, We will never find any basis for
charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.
Daniel 6:4,5
Repent from the sins you are committing that are causing others to stumble. Confess
them to another mature Christian and ask for prayer if necessary.
Break away from your sinful lifestyle, may it be cutting off certain habits, deleting files
from your computer, avoiding some situationswhatever it may be, ask God for His
grace to live out the holy life He has for you.
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was kind enough to take her as his own daughter. She had no idea how it was to be cared
for by a mother or to be loved and afrmed by a father. She was poorher family belonged
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Israelites had already been carried into exile. She, therefore, was easily the least of the least.
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It may be our family background, our mistakes, our fnancial state, our intelligence, our looks,
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created us to have a unique gift, which we can ofer up to Him to be used for His glory. Our
identity is in Christnot our past nor what is in the present. We can be secure knowing that He
has chosen us from the beginning of time to know Him and make Him known.
What are the things about yourself that you are most insecure about?


How are these things hindering you from doing what God wants you to do or being what God
wants you to be?


REFLECT
CuT ABovE THE REsT
Esther 2:1-18 1 Peter 2:9 Galatians 3:27-29 Romans 8:14,15 READ
DAY 11
Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor
mother. This girl, who was also known as Esther, was lovely in form and features, and Mordecai had taken
her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.
Esther 2:7
Find someone you can be accountable with and ask that person to pray with you
whenever you feel insecure.
Ask the Holy Spirit to constantly remind you of your identity in Christ whenever you
feel like your insecurities are hindering you from achieving great things for Him.
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was, as the Scriptures would describe her, lovely in form and features. But hers was a beauty
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obedient spirit. She ended up doing exactly that which would honor God and in efect draw
unto her the praise of men.
She was obedient growing up. She listened to the one in-charge of her at the kings palace.
And she continued to listen to Mordecai even when she was already made queen. She did not
allow her crown to get into her head and change her character.
This world can ofer us crowns in diferent formsfame, power, or riches. When we allow
these things to get into our heads, we can easily dismiss the authorities that God has placed
in our lives. Our parents, our teachers, the people who disciple us can provide us with helpful
counsel. We listen and follow them knowing that obeying them is not only submitting to their
authority but is also an act of obedience to the greatest Authority there isChrist.
AretherepeopleinyourlifethatGodhasgivenauthorityoveryouthatyouarehavingahard
timeobeying?


HaveyouallowedyouraccomplishmentstocloudyourunderstandingofthefactthatitisGod
Whogivesyoutheabilitytobeexcellentinwhatyoudo?


REFLECT
sToP, RuLE, AnD LisTEn
Esther 2:19-23 1 Peter 2:13-17 Romans 13:1,2 Ephesians 6:1-3 READ
DAY 12
But Esther had kept secret her family background and nationality just as Mordecai had told her to do, for
she continued to follow Mordecais instructions as she had done when he was bringing her up.
Esther 2:20
Ask God to give you the grace to obey the authorities He has placed in your life even
when it is hard or uncomfortable.
Take time to honor and thank the people who have given you sound advice and godly
counsel in your time of need. Write a letter, send them a message, or even tell them
in person.
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comfortable. She had all that she wanted. She was having the time of her lifeuntil she was
told of the kings decree to have all the Israelites killed.
When we come into a relationship with Jesus, we start living our lives anew, enjoying the
benefts of being adopted into Gods family. We are assured of His protection, comfort, and
provision always. Being in a relationship with Jesus is having the time of our lives.
But there is more to this relationship than just us getting saved. There is a dying world waiting
for the message of life to come to it. And while we cannot save the world, we can say that just
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share the love that rescued us from darkness into light.
Aretherepeopleinyoursphereofinfluencewhoclearlyareindesperateneedtohear
thegospel?


Areyoubeingtoocomfortablewiththefactthatyouarealreadysavedthatyouhavelostsightof
theneedtoreachouttoothersaswell?


REFLECT
now is THE TiME
Esther 3:8-10 Esther 4:1-14 James 2:14-17 2 Peter 1:5-8 1 John 3:18 READ
DAY 13
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but
you and your fathers family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a
time as this?
Esther 4:14
Pray that God will stir in your heart a passion for the students in your campus and give
you the boldness to share the Word.
List down the people you want to share the gospel to. Pray that God will prepare their
hearts as He prepares you to speak to them about Him.
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In those days, the law states that anyone who approaches the king in the inner court
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choosing whether she gets killed together with her people (if and when the fact that she
is an Israelite gets discovered) or get killed frst for breaking the law. This is clearly a matter
of life and death!
When we fnd ourselves in this situation, we usually come up with a myriad of strategies.
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Our default is to face circumstances with our own strength only to fnd out later that our
strength is never enough to sustain us. It is one thing to know that God can bless our ways
but it is another to understand that He has the best of strategies.
In taking a stand in your campus, in reaching out to your classmates and friends, in fghting
the good fght of faith, our strategy only needs a single stepto birth our plan of actions
through coming to Him in prayer and fasting.
Haveyouspentmoretimestrategizingandfiguringthingsoutonyourownratherthan
communingwithGodandaskingHimtorevealHisplanstoyou?


Whatareministrystrategiesyouhavecomeupwiththatyouhavenotreallyinquiredof
Godabout?


REFLECT
THE onE-sTEP sTRATEGY
Esther 4:15-17 Luke 11:9 Isaiah 58:6 Philippians 4:6,7 READ
DAY 14
Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night
or day. I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the
law. And if I perish, I perish.
Esther 4:16
Schedule a time for prayer and fasting.
Ask someone to cover you in prayer while you are fasting or encourage the people you
are doing ministry with in your campus to join you.
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she knew that what she was about to do was forbidden (approaching the king without being
summoned), she took the step of faith, trusting that God will give her favor.
Just as God has a rescue mission for the Israelites then, He also has a rescue mission for
every student in every campus today. And while He is more than able to carry it out on
His own, He has chosen us, His followers, to be part of the strategy. As we take part in this
mission, may we be bold enough to step out in faith amidst all uncertainty, trusting not on our
own abilities or on the connections that we have, but only on the power of God.
Whatarethingsthatareholdingyoubackwhiledoingministryinsideyourcampus?


WhatarethethingsthatyoufindhardtotrustGodwith(i.e.,Hisabilitytoprepareandchangethe
heartsofthestudentsyouplantosharethegospelto,Hisabilitytograntyoufavorfromschool
administrators,etc.)?


REFLECT
THE GREATEsT
REsCuE Mission
Esther 5:1-7 Matthew 28:16-20 READ
DAY 15
1
When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and
went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly.
2
But he went only as far as the kings gate, because no one
clothed in sackcloth was allowed to enter it.
Esther 5:1,2
Make a list of the things that God has specifically called you to do in your campus.
Pray that God will strengthen your faith and give you the boldness to carry out the
things on your list.
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Samson was a judge of Israel who experienced the power of the Holy Spirit in one of the
most dramatic ways recorded in Scripture. His birth was also very signifcantan angel
promised his mother a son when she was then barren. The angel also gave strict instructions
for the upbringing of the boy because he was set apart for a purpose. Samsons boundaries
were not given to restrict him but to release him into Gods purpose.
In the same way, God gives us boundaries through His Word, godly friends, and the Holy Spirit,
in order for us to fulfll the great plan He has for our lives. He is not trying to restrict our
freedom but He does want us to have the best that He has prepared for us.
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the plans He had for you. Do not ever think that you merely exist or that you do not have any
part to play. God has set up your life, like Samsons, for a signifcant purpose.
DoyoubelievethatGodhasformedyouwithapurpose?Howwouldyoureverydayactivities
(goingtoschool,beingathome,hangingoutwithfriends)changeifyoubelieveeverydaythatGod
hasasignificantplanforyourlife?


WhataresomeboundariesthatGodhasplacedinyourlife?Howdoyourespondtothem?


REFLECT
THE PuRPosE
oF BounDARiEs
Judges 13 Psalm 16:1-6 Jeremiah 1:5 READ
DAY 16
4
Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean,
5
because you will conceive and give birth to a son. No razor may be used on his head, because the boy is
to be a Nazirite, set apart to God from birth, and he will begin the deliverance of Israel from the hands
of the Philistines.
Judges 13:4,5
Thank God for the purpose He has given you.
Thank God for the boundaries He has placed in your life. It may be time to even restore
some of those boundaries you have broken or crossed in the past.
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Samsons life was full of moments of the power of God being displayed. In this instance, a
lion attacked him and he tore the lion apart with his bare hands! The Bible says this was the
work of the Holy Spirit in his life.
The exciting part is God promises to pour out His Spirit on all people. This means we can
expect God to do amazing things in us and through us because His Holy Spirit gives us the
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Power includes the courage to share our faith, to pray for the sick so that they recover, and to
ask God for miracles. Love is God giving us the ability to forgive those who hurt us, to reach
out to the unlovable, and to have compassion on people who do not know Jesus. A sound
mind is God giving us wisdom to make decisions, discipline our thoughts, and fgure out what
His will is. All of these are available to all believers because God gives us His Holy Spirit!
WhichofthesethreemanifestationsoftheHolySpiritpower,love,andsoundminddoyouneed
themostrightnow?


DidyoueverfeelthatGodcoulduseotherpeoplebutnotyou?Howwillthischangeknowingthat
GodgivesHisHolySpiritgenerouslytoallpeople?


REFLECT
PowERED BY THE sPiRiT
Judges 14:1-6 Acts 1:8 2 Timothy 1:6,7 Acts 2:17,18 READ
DAY 17
5
Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they approached the vineyards of
Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring toward him.
6
The Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power
so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his
father nor his mother what he had done.
Judges 14:5,6
Ask for the Holy Spirit to give you power, love, and sound mind to get through today.
Make it a daily habit of always asking God for His Spirit to empower you.
Share your faith boldly with someone today. Do not be afraid of the result; leave it up
to God!
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Despite being set apart for Gods purpose, Samson began to make some compromises.
First, he ate honey from the body of the lion he killed. This was already in violation of his
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it was a big deal. Also, he insisted on marrying a woman who would lead him away from his
faith in God.
That is how sin always works. It starts out small and harmless. But if we are not alert, it will
grow bigger and bigger in our lives till it destroys much. Maybe it starts with one drink, or going
too far physically than you intended, or visiting certain websites just once, or hanging out with
people who have a bad infuence on you. Whatever the case, sin will always try to package
itself as harmless.
That is why the best way to respond to sin is to remove it completelyto run away from it.
Jesus died on the cross, taking away our sins. Paul said, since we have died with Christ we
cannot live in sin any longer. It is time for us to fee from sin and pursue Gods best for us.
Areyoucurrentlyplayingaroundwithlittlesinsthatdonotseemtobeabigdeal?Doyousee
nowhowtheyleadtodeath?


HowdidJesusdeathonthecrosssetyoufreefromthoseparticularsins?Howdoesthathelp
youwalkinvictoryoverthem?


REFLECT
THE PRiCE oF CoMPRoMisE
Judges 14:1-9 Romans 6:1-7 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 2 Timothy 2:22
READ
DAY 18
8
Some time later, when he went back to marry her, he turned aside to look at the lions carcass. In it was a
swarm of bees and some honey,
9
which he scooped out with his hands and ate as he went along. When he
rejoined his parents, he gave them some, and they too ate it. But he did not tell them that he had taken the
honey from the lions carcass.
Judges 14:8,9
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you areas in your life where you might be allowing sin to
take root. Share this with someone to help you and pray with you.
Put to death any sinful habit that might be taking root by changing your lifestyle,
confessing to another person, or even getting rid of things that lead you to sin. Ask God
to give you the grace to walk in victory over sin.
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Samsons weakness for women comes into play once more. This time, he fell in love with
a woman named Delilah whom he thought loved him back. Little did he know that this
woman had already betrayed him and was looking for a way to enrich herself by bringing
about his downfall.
That is the way that sin works in our liveswe think it is harmless, we think it is helping us,
but it is really trying to destroy us. It feels good for a while but it will destroy whatever it
touches. There is no middle ground with sin. It goes completely against what God wants for
us. Sin wants our death; God wants us to have His full life. Sin wants to ruin us; God wants to
satisfy us.
Too often we are drawn into sin because we do not know how bad it is. That is how twisted
our minds are apart from God. That is why Jesus died on the cross for us. It should have been
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set us free from sin, He also gives us the power to live a totally new life.
Whatsinsareeasyforyoutoavoidandresist?Whichsinseemsharmlessorevenattractiveto
you?Whatdothosesinspromisetogiveyouthattheycannotfulfill?


AreyousosatisfiedwithGodtothepointthatthepromiseofsinisnolongerappealing?Howare
youpursuingGodandHiskingdom?


REFLECT
no MiDDLE GRounD
Judges 16:1-6 John 10:10 James 1:13-16 Proverbs 14:12 READ
DAY 19
4
Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah.
5
The rulers of
the Philistines went to her and said, See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength
and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven
hundred shekels of silver.
6
So Delilah said to Samson, Tell me the secret of your great strength and how
you can be tied up and subdued.
Judges 16:4-6
Ask God to open your eyes to sins that may be deceiving you into thinking they are
harmless or good. Work out a practical plan to flee from them.
Find a friend or partner whom you trust to hold you accountable in these areas. This
means you are giving them the right to pray for you, ask you questions, and even
correct you in love.
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compromising and ignoring the warnings given to him, Samson was captured by the
Philistines. He thought that he would still have the strength to fght them, but he did not.
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verses in the whole Bible! The worst consequence of sin is separation from Godthe One who
is the source of all life, truth, and beauty. This is why God constantly warns us against sin,
because He does not want this to happen to us because He loves us.
Out of His love for us, God made a way that no one need ever be separated from Him. He
sent Jesus to take our place. Jesus experienced the ultimate separation from God on the
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could be included. He was rejected so we could be accepted. He died so we could live. It is the
sacrifce of Jesus that ultimately beat sin once and for all.
Aretheresinsthatyouarewillfully,consistentlyparticipatingin,evenagainsttheadviceand
correctionoffriendsandspiritualfamily?Areyouwillingtoturnawayfromthemtoreceivethe
bestthatGodhasforyou?


Areyouundercondemnationforsinsanderrorsyouhavemadeinthepast?Haveyoureceived
GodsforgivenessthroughJesusdeathonthecross?


REFLECT
THE GREAT ExCHAnGE
Judges 16:1-22 Romans 6:23 Matthew 27:45,46 Ephesians 2:13
READ
DAY 20
19
Having put him to sleep on her lap, she called a man to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began
to subdue him. And his strength left him.
20
Then she called, Samson, the Philistines are upon you! He awoke
from his sleep and thought, Ill go out as before and shake myself free. But he did not know that the LORD
had left him.
Judges 16:19,20
Repentance is a regular part of the Christian life. As we encounter Gods truth, this leads us to
turn away from sins that the truth exposes. Turn away now from any sin that God has shown you.
Faith is another regular part of the Christian life. By repenting, we acknowledge our error and
receive the covering for it through what Jesus did on the cross. Have faith today, knowing your
sins are forgiven and God has given you new life.
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Ananias is not a very famous character in the Bible. He appears for ten verses in Acts 9, is
mentioned briefy in Acts 22, then he is never mentioned again. We do not know much about
him. He seems very ordinarynothing special and even a little bit afraid. But God would use
him in a signifcant way to reach someone who would reach the world for Jesusthe Apostle
Paul. You see, Ananias may not have been very talented, skillful, eloquent, or famous, but he
was a disciple.
In the same way, we might not think we are that signifcant, like we have no part to play. But in
Ananias life, we see that God does not only use talented or famous people. He uses disciples.
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disciple can and will make disciples of others. We do not need to pursue being on stage,
having dozens in our small groups, or being the biggest campus ministry. Like Ananias, we just
need to be disciples and make disciples. Simple, right?
AdiscipleissomeonewhofollowsJesus,fellowshipswithotherbelievers,andfishesforpeople.
Howareyoudoinginthesethreeareas?Whichonesareyoustrongin?Whichonesdoyouneed
Godsgracetoimprovein?


DoyouhaveanyreasonsorexcusesforwhyyouthinkGodcannotuseyou?Howdoesthestory
ofAnaniashelpyougetoverthisinsecurity?


REFLECT
THE invisiBLE MAn
Acts 9:10-12 Matthew 4:18-22 Acts 4:13 READ
DAY 21
10
In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, Ananias! Yes, Lord,
he answered.
11
The Lord told him, Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from
Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.
12
In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his
hands on him to restore his sight.
Acts 9:10-12
Talk to your small group leader about these three areas (follow Jesus, fellowship
with believers, fish for people) that you are doing well in and which ones you need to
improve in. Ask for his/her advice on how to grow more in these.
Make a list of people that God has placed around you. Ask God for opportunities to
share your faith with them.
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impact in Sauls life. Saul had a run-in with Jesus that would mark him forever. Jesus just sent
Ananias to follow up on what He had started.
This is a great source of encouragement to us because it takes away the pressure of saving
our friends ourselves. We cannot save them and we do not need to try. What we need is for
Jesus to touch them and lead them. An encounter with Jesus will open the hardest heart,
break through any lie, and humble the proudest sinner.
When we disciple people, all we are doing is allowing ourselves to be used by God to reach
out. God is the One who will work out the results. When we want to bring people into
maturity as Christians, all we need to do is connect them to Jesus by teaching them to hear
from Him through the Bible, prayer, Christians friends, and the church. And as our friends
encounter Jesus, they will grow as disciples.
Aretheretimesthatyougetfrustratedorpressuredwiththepeopleyouarereachingouttoor
discipling?AreyoutrustingJesustocontinueandfinishtheworkHestartedintheirlives?


AreyouconsistentwithhelpingthepeopleyoudiscipletoencounterJesus?Aretheyableto
knowJesusbetterinsmallgroupmeetings,atchurch,infellowshippingwithotherbelievers,andin
personaltimesofdevotion?


REFLECT
THE iRREsisTiBLE GoD
Acts 9:1-9 Matthew 9:35-38 John 12:32-36 READ
DAY 22
5
Who are you, Lord? Saul asked. I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting, he replied.
6
Now get up and go
into the city, and you will be told what you must do.
Acts 9:5,6
If you are leading a small group, pray for those you are leading that they would
continue in Christian maturity. If you do not have one yet, pray for your unsaved
friends and family that Jesus will reveal Himself to them.
Pray to Jesus the next time you share or talk to someone else. Ask Him to create the
opportunity to witness to that person.
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When Ananias heard Jesus calling him to visit Saul, he responded with fear and nervousness.
Saul was known as a violently anti-Christian person. Ananias had a good reason to be afraid
but Jesus told him to go anyway. He also showed him the plan that He had for Saul.
Some of the people we are reaching out to can also be very intimidating. Maybe they are
parents who do not know Jesus. Maybe they are our friends who might laugh at us. Or maybe
it is the campus bully. Regardless of their background, we do not need to be afraid because
Jesus is with us and He is sending us.
The other thing we need to remember is that God has a great and glorious plan for them. In
the same way that Jesus saved us and set us on a great and glorious mission, God intends to
do the same with them. So the next time you share the gospel to people, remember that God
has a great plan for them, too.
Whatarethespecifictimes,situations,orpeoplethatsometimesintimidateyouinsharingyour
faith?Whatareyouafraidofinthesesituations?


Doyoubelievethatthepeopleyouaredisciplingorreachingouttohaveagreatpurposefrom
God?Areyoucommittedtohelpthemaccomplishit?


REFLECT
THE MAsTER's PLAn
Acts 9:10-16 Proverbs 29:25 Matthew 10:26-33 READ
DAY 23
13
Lord, Ananias answered, I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to
your saints in Jerusalem. . . .
15
But the Lord said to Ananias, Go! This man is my chosen instrument to carry
my name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel.
16
I will show him how much he
must suffer for my name.
Acts 9:13,15,16
Pray for the people you are following up. Ask God to show you His great plan for their
lives. Remind yourself of these things the next time you talk with them.
Have there been times or opportunities in the past where you have backed out from
sharing your faith because of fear? Ask for Gods forgiveness for not being in faith. Try
to contact that person to resume the conversation if possible.
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Ananias was going to meet with the scariest Christian persecutor of his time. He was all alone
with nothing but Jesus Word as his source of comfort and security. But Ananias was able to
go despite his fear because he knew that Jesus sent him. This simple disciple, who at frst
responded with fear, was now courageous and confdent because he knew his orders came
from no one but Jesus.
We can also gain security and confdence in discipling our family and friends when we know it
is Jesus who sends us. We are not just sent by our church, spiritual leader, or any organization.
We are sent by Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords!
There is nothing to be afraid of. There is nothing that can stop us or hinder the work of God.
When we know this, we can move with confdence and security because greater is the One
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DoyouwalkintoyourcampusandyourfamilywithconfidenceknowingthatJesushascalledyou
there?Whyorwhynot?


HowconfidentareyouthatthepoweroftheHolySpiritwillbewithyouwhenyousharethe
gospeltoothers?


REFLECT
wHo is sEnDinG You?
Acts 9:17-19 Mark 16:15-18 Matthew 10:1-8 READ
DAY 24
17
Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, Brother Saul, the Lord
Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here--has sent me so that you may see again
and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
18
Immediately, something like scales fell from Sauls eyes, and he could
see again. He got up and was baptized,
19
and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent
several days with the disciples in Damascus.
Acts 9:17-19
Pray and thank God for the calling He has given you and for sending you to your family,
friends, and campus.
Ask God daily for the power of the Holy Spirit to be with you as you reach out to those
who need to hear the gospel.
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The transformation in Sauls life was unbelievable! In the beginning of the chapter, he was
trying to imprison and kill Christians. Twenty verses later, he was preaching that Jesus is the
Son of God. That is the power of an encounter with Jesus!
That, too, is the power of discipleship. Ananias was used by God to establish Saul in the
church and Saul became more powerful. We do not see much of Ananias in the Bible again,
but the impact of his life benefted all Christians everywhere.
This is our goal when we disciple someone. We are helping them walk in their God given
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ourselves feel good that we have a large discipleship group. And we do not want to stop them
from growing in God. If they excel and become better than us in many ways then that is our
joy. We celebrate what God is doing and we thank Him for allowing us to be involved in the
process. This is the legacy of Ananias.
AreyouhelpingthepeopleyouaredisciplingreachtheirGod-givenpurpose?


Doyoueverbecomeinsecureorjealouswhenthepeopleyoudisciplestarttodobetter
thanyou?


REFLECT
suCCEss is suCCEssion
Acts 9:17-22 2 Timothy 2:2 John 14:11-14 READ
DAY 25
20
At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God.
21
All those who heard him
were astonished and asked, Isnt he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this
name? And hasnt he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?
22
Yet Saul grew more and
more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ.
Acts 9:20-22
Thank God for the people you are reaching out to or discipling. Pray for them and ask
God to help you bring out the best in them.
Send a message to the person you are reaching out to or discipling. Encourage them by
saying that you believe God has a great plan for them and that you are excited to be a
part of it.
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Jonah was a prophet who could hear from God. This means he already had a relationship
with God and was serving Him by sharing His Word with other people. But when God gave
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whatever his reason, Jonah wanted nothing to do with Gods call in his life. He ran as far as he
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worse as he ran away from the call of God.
Like Jonah, it is possible for us to have a relationship with God and still reject a specifc call
He gives us. Maybe it is a call to pray for someone we do not like or to forgive people who
have wronged us. Maybe it is a call to step up to a new level of leadership. Whatever it is, trust
that God knows what He is doing when He calls you. And the safest, best, most peaceful, and
prosperous place to be is right in the middle of His will.
WhatisonethingthatyouknowGodiscallingyoutodobutyouarefleeingfrom?


HowdoesknowingthatGodhascalledyouforaspecificpurposeaffectthewaythatyou
liveeveryday?


REFLECT
MAn on THE Run
Jonah 1 Psalms 139:7-24 Jerermiah 20:9 READ
DAY 26
1
The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai:
2
Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against
it, because its wickedness has come up before me.
3
But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for
Tarshish. . . .
Jonah 1:1-3
Take the time to pray and ask God for His grace in order to obey what He has called
you to do. Repent for disobeying and running away from His call if necessary.
Knowing that God has called you for a purpose, think and list down some attitudes and
habits that you know are hindering you from walking into the purposes of God.
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saved from destruction. Jonah responded by rejecting Gods call and running in the complete
opposite direction. His disobedience led him to a storm and eventually had him swallowed by
a fsh.
But while he was there sufering the consequence of his disobedience, he knew he could call
out to God. And when he did, God heard him, removed him from the fsh and restored him.
Later on, God would even call him again into his ministry.
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and we feel too ashamed to go to Him. We tend not to pray and read our Bibles. We avoid
church and the company of other Christians. But Jonahs example shows us that God hears
us when we pray, even when it is at our lowest point. He listens not because we are perfect,
but because we have faith when we prayfaith that believes God will restore whatever sin has
tried to destroy. Reading our Bibles, praying, and enjoying Christian fellowshipwe do all of
these things when we are motivated by that faith in God.
Whatdifficultcircumstancesareyoufacingnow?Itcouldbetheresultofyourowndisobedience
orjustthecircumstancesoflife.DoyoubelieveGodisneartoyouwhenyouprayevenin
thesesituations?


DoyoubelievethatJesuscanandwillhearyouwhenyoucryouttoHim?Aretheresinsthatyou
feelstillseparateyoufromHim?


REFLECT
AT ouR LowEsT PoinT
Jonah 2 Psalm 142 Psalm 18:4-6 READ
DAY 27
6
To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you brought my life
up from the pit, O LORD my God.
7
When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer
rose to you, to your holy temple.
Jonah 2:6,7
Take time to pray and ask God to be with you in whatever challenging situation you are
in right now. Pray in faith knowing that He hears those who pray to Him.
If you are going through a difficult situation now, remember how Jesus intervened on
your behalf. If not, take time today to encourage someone who is in a hard situation.
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God called Jonah and he ran away. He was swallowed by a fsh where he cried out to God.
God heard him and brought him back to land. But God went even beyond that.
He called Jonah again with the same ofer that he made beforegiving Jonah an important
and signifcant assignment. He was to preach in one of the largest and most strategic cities
of the world at the time. How amazing that God would bring him back again after Jonahs
frst response!
God is the same way with us. When we fall and disobey, He does not just save us from our
sins and restore us into right relationship with HimHe also includes us in His great plan to
save others.
We may have made mistakes in the past. We may be going through a tough time right now.
But none of that can keep us from participating in Gods plan for us. His call is based on how
good He is, not on how good we are.
Whenwasthetimeyoureceivedasecondchance?Whatwasyourresponsetoit?


AretheretimesorsituationsthatmakeyoudoubtthatGodcangiveyouasecondchance?How
doesJonahsexampleincreaseyourhopethatGodcangiveyoumorethanonechance?


REFLECT
onE MoRE CHAnCE
Jonah 3:1-4 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 John 21:15-20 READ
DAY 28
1
Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:
2
Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to
it the message I give you.
3
Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a
very important city--a visit required three days.
Jonah 3:1-3
Thank God now for His grace in giving us second chances.
Has God used someone to help you get that second chance? Take time now to thank
that person. Send a message or talk to him/her in person.
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Jonah began preaching in one of the most infuential cities of the world at the time. He was
from a tiny, insignifcant country and he was alone. But with God sending him and going with
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from their wickedness.
This is the power of God that accompanies His people. The Bible calls us His ambassadors.
This means that wherever you share your faith, make disciples, and preach His gospel, you are
speaking with the authority and power of God Himself. He will back you up!
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not studying there by accident. Our classmates and teachers are not there by chance. God
sent us there and He will move powerfully. When we invite our friends, when we share our
testimony, when we lead a small group, God will back us up and many will come to know Him.
HowdifferentwouldyourdailyandweeklyroutineinschoolbeifyoureallybelievedthatGodis
withyouandthatHewouldmovepowerfullyinyourlife?


Thinkofyourcampus.WhatkindofchangeswouldyouliketoseeGoddothere?


REFLECT
ouR GoD sAvEs
Jonah 3:5-10 Jeremiah 18:7-10 Philippians 2:9-11 READ
DAY 29
5
The Ninevites believed God. They declared a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on
sackcloth.
6
When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes,
covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust.
Jonah 3:5,6
Take some time now to pray for your campus. Pray for the salvation of your classmates
and friends, for the teachers and administrators of your school. Pray that they will all
come to know Jesus.
Share your faith with someone this week. It does not have to be long or dramatic. The
important thing is to step out in faith and do it.
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The last chapter of Jonah brings this beautiful story to its climax. It shows us just how ugly
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was a twisted set of priorities.
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loves them and does not want any to perish. That is why He sent Jesus to die for us while we
were still sinful.
Sometimes we are like Jonahspiritually proud, unloving, and unforgiving to lost people.
Maybe they are our friends or family members who do not know Jesus. What we need is to
remember what Jesus did for us. When we are changed by the love of God for us as shown in
Jesus, we become like Godloving and serving the lost.
HowhasGodshownyouunconditionallove?Doyourememberhowhopelessandhelplessyou
wereinsinapartfromHim?Howdoesthismakeyougrateful?


AretheretimesthatyouarelikeJonahangry,irritated,andunlovingtoyourlostfriendsand
family?Why?HowdoesJesusunconditionalloveforyouhelpyoulovethem?


REFLECT
LovE THE CiTY
Jonah 4 Matthew 9:9-13 John 3:16 READ
DAY 30
10
But the LORD said, You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow.
It sprang up overnight and died overnight.
11
But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand
people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned
about that great city?
Jonah 4:10,11
Thank God now for His love that never runs out and never gives up on us. Remember
how terrible our sin was and how much greater Gods love is.
Let us practice Jesus command to love our enemies. Pray and ask God to give you
one tangible action you can do for someone who has hurt you. Whatever it is, let us
remember that Jesus gives us the ability to love because He first loved us.
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Paul had already begun preaching in diferent cities all over the region. He drew a lot of
attention after healing a lame man in Lystra. Unfortunately, his enemies followed him, turned
the people against him, stoned him, and left him for dead. Amazingly, he was revived and he
went back into the city and continued to make disciples.
Paul knew that making disciples was a beautiful and noble call from God. But he also
knew that it would be difcult and challenging. He expected to be opposed and persecuted
for it. But all of the problems were worth it if it meant he could bring others to Jesus.
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reach others. Paul knew the value of lost people.
Many times Christians give up quickly when it becomes difcult to make disciples. Maybe
people do not listen to us or accept our invitation. Maybe they even become hostile and
persecute us for our faith. Whatever the case, we will be able to overcome when we
remember how valuable lost people are to God, especially when we remember that we were
lost once, but Jesus loved us so much He reached out for us.
Whatchallengesareyoufacingnowindisciplingotherpeople?Whatmakesitdifficult?Areyou
willingtobeinconveniencedinordertobringsomepeopletoJesus?


Howvaluablearethelostforyou?DoyouhavethesameheartasJesushasforthelost?


REFLECT
LEFT FoR DEAD
Acts 14:8-23 Romans 10:12-15 1 Corinthians 9: 19-27 READ
DAY 31
19
Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged
him outside the city, thinking he was dead.
20
But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and
went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe.
21
They preached the good news in that
city and won a large number of disciples. . . .
Acts 14:19-21
From whom will you get the strength to overcome your hesitations in reaching out to the lost?
Who are the friends who can help you overcome these? Take time to pray with someone about
your hesitations and believe that you can overcome them by Gods grace.
What are some sacrifices you can make to your own personal convenience and comfort that
could help bring others to Jesus? Come up with a specific action plan you can do this week.
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Again Paul was ministering in a city where they cast a demon out of a poor girl who was
being manipulated by her slave masters. Immediately the masters took Paul and Silas and
had them beaten, whipped, and imprisoned by the authorities. They responded to this by
praying and singing worship songs to God. That night, God sent an earthquake to break their
bonds. Instead of escaping, they used that opportunity to share the gospel to the jailer and
his whole family.

Sometimes the biggest impact we can make in sharing our faith with others is when they see
how we respond to times of difculty and persecution. When the world sees the
people of God go through a difcult time with grace, gentleness, and love, it sees the power
of God moving.

Are you in a difcult situation now? Do not let it get you down. Remember that God will be
with you in whatever situation. Remember that Jesus has defeated every enemy so this trial
will only purify you, not destroy you. Remember, too, that there is a reward for us in heaven.
So let us ask God for the grace to go through hard times well.
Areyouanxious,worried,orfearfulaboutanythingrightnow?Howcanyouapplywhat
Philippians4says?


Howdoyouusuallyrespondtodifficultsituations?Willthepeoplewhoobserveyouduringthese
timesknowthatyouhaveaGodwhogivesyougrace?


REFLECT
An unBREAkABLE sPiRiT
Acts 16:16-40 Philippians 4:4-9 1 Peter 4:12-16 READ
DAY 32
23
After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to
guard them carefully.
24
Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in
the stocks.
25
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners
were listening to them.
Acts 16:23-25
Are you going through a difficult season now? Choose to praise and worship God
knowing that He is in control and your breakthrough is about to come.
Encourage someone you know this week who is going through a difficult season.
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baptized a few disciples in the Holy Spirit. Then they began to meet everyday in the lecture
hall of Tyrannus. This lecture hall was very similar to our universities today.
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This is because people from all over the region study on campus. The campus is also the
place where future leaders are trained. By simply making disciples on campus, Paul was able
to have an impact on a very large number of people in a very wide area. Yes, he did encounter
signifcant opposition, but that couldnt stop the gospel from going forward.
In the same way, God is calling our movement to make disciples on the campuses. Our high
schools and universities are places where people from diferent areas gather. One of the
most strategic things we can do to disciple the nations is to reach the campuses. There is no
substitute for our being present and active in our campuses. God is using what we do today to
make a greater impact than we know.
Whatisthestrategicvalueofyourcampus?Areyouactivelyengagingthecultureandcommunity
ofyourcampusinordertomakedisciples?


Whataresomeoftheoppositionsyoufaceinyourcampus?


REFLECT
A sTRATEGiC vEnuE
Acts 19:8-10 Acts 2:42-47 Acts 13:49 READ
DAY 33
23
I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.
24
However,
I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has
given me--the task of testifying to the gospel of Gods grace.
Acts 20:23,24
Pray for your campus today. Pray for future leaders to be discipled there and for the
impact they will make in your society in the future.
Pray for the issues and challenges that can be found in your campus. These issues
will one day be reflected in society. Pray for God to move and change the culture in
your campus.
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This is one of the most emotional moments in Pauls life. He is saying goodbye to the church
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would be in great danger and most likely be killed. They knew they wouldnt see each other
again. We are allowed a peek into the mind of this great man of God who accomplished so
much, but also had to endure so much.
Paul said that he did not count his life as valuable. He did not value his comfort, his success,
popularity, or pleasure. He was willing to give these things up because he had discovered
something of greater valuethe race that Jesus had for him to run, which was to tell others
the story of Gods grace to him. He knew that he had a holy calling from God.
Many times, the reason why people dont experience and achieve great things from God is
that the things of this world are more appealing. Have you come to that point where this
world and this life have no value or importance to you apart from God? Have you realized yet
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Whatarethemostvaluablethingsinyourliferightnow?Whichthingsareimpossibleforyouto
livewithout?Whatdoyouspendmostofyourtime,money,energy,andthoughtson?Thoseare
yourmostvaluablethings.


HaveyoucometotheplacewhereJesusisthemostvaluablethingtoyou?Haveyou
experiencedGodandknownJesustothepointthatyoucansayHeisyourgreatesttreasure?


REFLECT
TRuE RiCHEs
Acts 20:16-25 Philippians 1:19-26 Matthew 16:24-27 READ
DAY 34
31
They left the room, and while talking with one another, they said, This man is not doing anything that
deserves death or imprisonment.
32
Agrippa said to Festus, This man could have been set free if he had not
appealed to Caesar.
Acts 26:31,32
Ask God to show you how Jesus is the most valuable treasure you can have. Pray and ask God to
also show you how empty, bankrupt, and worthless the things of this world are apart from Him.
Is there something that God has shown to you that you hold more valuable than Him? It might be
time to take action on it already. If something needs to be given away, ended, or let go, this can be
the way to discover that Jesus really is the most valuable.
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The book of 2 Timothy is the closest thing we have to hearing the last words of Paul. It
is a very personal and honest letter to Timothy, whom he views like a son. He has been
imprisoned again for his faith. This time, however, he is in a much harder position. He has
been labeled as an evil-doer and one by one he has been abandoned by his close friends. He
knows that the time of his death is near.

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unforgiving to the people who abandoned him in his trial. His spirit is not broken. This man
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He knows the painful road ahead of him, but he also knows the greater glory that lies ahead.

In the same way, we can live a fearless life knowing that nothing can separate us from the
love of God. Death, the fnal enemy, has been defeated when Jesus rose again. Yes, there will
be hardship and difculty in this life. Yes, everyone will die. But we will also rise again. When
we believe this, we can have the fearlessness and dedication of Paul knowing that our Lord
Jesus has conquered death.
WhywasPaulsounafraidofthepressuresaroundhim?Howcanwebelikehim,trustingGodand
beingsounafraid?


Doyoustillhaveafearofdeath?Areyousecurethatnothingcanseparateyoufromtheloveof
God?Whatwouldyoudodifferentlywithoutthatfear?


REFLECT
FEARLEss
2 Timothy 4:6-8 Romans 8:18; 8:33-39 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 READ
DAY 35
6
For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure.
7
I have
fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
8
Now there is in store for me the crown
of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day--and not only to me,
but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:6-8
Thank God for the salvation that is in Christ Jesus. Ask Him for the grace to live without fear.
Remember that nothing can separate you from His love.
Live your life everyday knowing that you serve a holy God who has given you a holy life and a holy
calling to make disciples.
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