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Maps
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Travel Insurance Information Card
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Emergency Contact Information
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Hotel Room List
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Team Assignments
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Daily Team Checklist
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Practical Information
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Expedition Policy
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10 Commandments for an Expedition
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Prayer and Evangelism
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Prayer Walking
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4 Fields of Kingdom Growth
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Red, Yellow and Green Light Responses
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Person of Peace
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The 3 Circles: Gospel Presentation
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The 3 Circles Explained
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Do & Do Nots of Facilitating a 3/3rds Meeting
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7 Things to Accomplish on Your 1st Visit
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Commands of Christ Bookmarks
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Commands of Christ (9 Lessons/3/3 Mtg/GoMap)
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Creation to Christ Story (Standard - with eCube)
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The Creation to Judgement Story
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Creation to Christ Story (Opt. A)
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Journal / Notes
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Table of Contents
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World Map
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Map of Greece
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Travel
Travel Insurance Information Card
Medical Assistance & Evacuation International Identification Card
ACE Executive Assistance Services
Plan #: 01 SP 585
Policy Number: PHFD38417034 001
Attention! Medical Personnel or Police:
In medical emergency, assistance will be provided to the cardholder.
Call collect: 1-202-659-7777
In medical or security emergencies, 24-hour assistance will be
provided by ACE Executive Assistance Services.
Call collect: 1-202-659-7777
Or International Toll Free: IDD + 800-0200-8888
Email: ops@eausa.com
For Medical Emergencies, please have the following information:
1. Name of caller, phone/fax number, relationship to patient
2. Patient/evacuee’s name, age, sex
3. Description of patient’s condition
4. Name, location and phone number of the hospital and doctor, and
when and where the doctor can be reached
5. Policy Plan # and Name of Insured
For Security Emergencies, please have the following information:
1. Name of caller, phone/fax number, relationship to evacuee(s)
2. Evacuee(s) name, age, sex
3. Description of the situation and the reason for evacuation
4. Name, location and phone number where evacuee(s) can be reached
5. Policy Plan # and Name of Insured
*Emergency security evacuation services are provided by
iJET Intelligent Risk Systems through Europ Assistance USA
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Travel Insurance
Emergency Contact Information
NAME
CONTACT INFORMATION
IDD = International Direct Dial
Exit Code of country you are in +
Country Code of country to which
you are calling + the Local Number
Note that the “+” on a cell phone can
replace the Exit Code
www.countrycallingcodes.com
From US to Greece 011 30 -
plus local #
From Greece to US 00 1 - plus
local #
EMERGENCY CALL CENTER (24/7)
Tel: **-1 + 800-787-6067
ACE Executive Assistance Services:
Medical advice & assistance, emergen-
cy medical or security evacuation, legal
assistance, travel assistance, & advice
on security issues)
(a service paid for by our travel ins.)
(24hrs a day, 7 days a week)
Identify who you are with:
Plan #: 01 SP 585
Policy #: PHFD38417034 001
Telephone: 1-202-659-7777(Collect)
Int’l Toll Free: **-1 + 800-0200-8888
Email: ops@eausa.com
Travel Agency Butler Travel
503-879-5005 info@butlertravel.com
Airlines: American
800 433-7300
Greece is 8 hrs ahead of CDT
Greece is 7 hrs ahead of EDT
Oscar Hotel
25 Filadelfias and Samou St.
+30.210.8834215,17,18 & 19
Website: www.oscar.gr
Trip Leaders
Bill Payton
Anne Lucas
970 371-1552
+30 694 864 9873 (in Greece)
205 746-6850
National Contact
Stephen Larkin (Athens)
+30 694 001 8291
larkinsingreece@gmail.com
Office of American Citizen Services
and Crisis Management
(arrest, whereabouts, etc.)
888-407-4747 (if calling from the US)
202-501-4444 (if outside the US)
U.S. Embassy - Athens
91 Vasilisis Sophias Ave
10160 Athens, GREECE
https://gr.usembassy.gov
(+30) 210-720-2490
(after hours EMERGENCY)
(+30) 210-720-2414 (M-F 8:30-5:00)
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Hotel Room List
NAME
ROOM
Bill P.
Anne L.
Kathleen T.
Cindy G.
Ann C. / Cindy H.
Ramya B. / Madeline M.
Yeva and Justin V.
Anne Marie G. / Elsa C.
Sue D. / Tami C.
Don P.
Meredith K. / Connie Z.
Ranie W.
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Team 3
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Team Assignments
Team 1
Team 2
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How to Come Back to God
The whole Creation to Christ story is summarized in one verse:
For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes [trusts] in him shall not perish
but have eternal life.” John 3:16
To come back to God, you must put your faith (trust) in Jesus. To do that, we must turn from our
old sinful life and ask God to forgive us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will
forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 He is a treasure
worth joyfully giving your life to gain!
**Therefore, to return to God you must repent (turn from) your sins
and believe in Jesus as your new Master.
Prayer: God wants you, your family and friends to return to Him. To return, you must believe in
your heart and confess . . .
“God, I know you love me, but I have sinned against you.
However, Jesus is the perfect sacrifice for my sin. I believe and trust in Jesus
to take my punishment.
I confess I have sinned and am sorry. God please forgive me.
I put my trust in You Jesus and ask you to lead me back to God.
I agree to joyfully obey You as my Master from this moment on as I read the
Bible.
Thank you for my new and eternal life as your child.
You can talk to God through prayer and He will hear you. If you truly mean it, then you may
want to sign below to remember that today you came back to God!
Assurance
If you truly turned back to God, you are now God’s child. You have a brand new life! The
Bible says:
“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may
know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13
No matter what happens, you are now God’s child forever! He wants you to rest assured that
you have a new life and nothing can separate you again!
It is important now to meet with other believers, read God’s Word, and pray to Him regularly to
grow in your new relationship with God.
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Resurrection: After Jesus died, he was placed in a secure tomb. However this story doesn’t
end here. On the third day Jesus rose from the dead and showed Himself to His follow- ers!
Then He returned to His Father in heaven.
Jesus took our punishment and now provides a way for us to come back to God!
PART 7 The Wandering Son
Before He left the earth, Jesus told a story to his followers about a father and his sons.
A Son Leaves: The father had two sons. The younger one said to his father, Father, give
me my share of the inheritance.” So he divided his property between them. The younger son got
together all he had, set off for a distant country and there wasted his wealth in wild living. After
he had spent everything, he began to be in need. So he went and got a lowly job feeding pigs.
He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him
anything.
Repents: So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father
saw him and was filled with compassion for him. He ran to his son, threw his arms around him
and kissed him. The son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I
am no longer worthy to be called your son.”
Restored: But the father said to his servants, Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him.
Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a
feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”
So they began to celebrate.
PART 8: How to come back to God
Jesus Brings Us Back: We are all like the younger son. We all have left God and are forever
separated from Him. We all must repent of our sins and return to God. Only Jesus can lead us
back to God’s side and make us His son or daughter. We can live with Him forever in heaven.
Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
John 14:6
Question: We must go through Jesus to return to God. How can we go through Jesus? You
must admit to God that you have sinned against Him. You must believe that Jesus died in your
place. You put your trust in Jesus to bring you back and give you eternal life as God’s son or
daughter. From that point on, you let Jesus be your Master and obey His word.
**Do you want to let Jesus bring you back to God?
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Passport
Keep it with you at all times, in a safe place on your person. Leaders will
have a copy in case of emergency.
Phone
You are responsible for all phone charges.
Insurance
Medical evacuation insurance is included in the cost of the trip. Your insur-
ance information is on page 4 of this handbook. Keep your handbook with
you at all times.
Safety
Never leave the hotel without an adult and only in groups of 3 or 4 people,
especially at night! Always get permission from the Trip Leaders before
leaving. Groups of women should enlist a male escort. DO NOT GO OUT
ALONE!!!
Watch out for drivers. Pedestrians do not necessarily have right of way!
Money
Most of the finer restaurants take credit cards. Pants pockets are not a safe
place to keep money (with the exception for a small amount for easy ac-
cess). Fanny Packs are not allowed for carrying money. Carry money in a
small security holder, worn under clothing (around the waist) No money
flashing in public.
Food and water
Bottled beverages, including water, are the only safe beverages to drink. Do
not drink tap water. Avoid ice cubes, unless you are sure that it was made
from bottled or boiled water. If you are unsure about the ice, don’t use it.
Avoid fountain drinks.
Don’t brush your teeth with tap water. Try putting a washcloth over the
faucet to remind yourself.
Don’t get shower water in your mouth, if possible. Non-bottled fruit juices in
homes or restaurants may be contaminated. You will need to drink at least
three liters of fluid daily, more if you have fever or get diarrhea.
We have advised food providers regarding the precautions necessary for
preparing your food. However when making choices in restaurants, all food
must be either cooked or peeled.
(Cook it, peel it, or forget it!)
Sacrifices: So, each time they sinned, God allowed them to repent of their sins and offer
a blood sacrifice to take the place of their punishment. This sacrifice was shedding the blood of
a perfect animal like a lamb. If they would repent and offer the blood sacrifice, God would forgive
them and let the animal die in their place. Only by the shedding of blood can a person’s sin
be forgiven. However, people kept sinning and the sin sacrifice became a ritual rather
than something from their heart. God became tired of their insincere acts. Peo- ple were still
separated from God.
We cannot come back to God on our own no matter what we do.
PART 5 Jesus Comes to Earth
God Sends Jesus: However, God still loved us very much. Therefore at just the right time,
He gave us a perfect way to reconnect to Him. God sent Jesus to show us the way back to
Himself. Who is Jesus? Jesus is God’s one and only Son.
Teacher: When Jesus was on earth, He was a wise teacher. Many people would come to
hear Him teach about how they could return to God.
Storm: Jesus was also a powerful miracle worker. On one occasion, He was with some of
His followers crossing a large lake on a boat. It was late at night. While Jesus was sleeping, a
powerful storm arose on the lake. Jesus’ followers were very afraid. They awakened Jesus and
said, “We are about to die!” Jesus rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!”
Immediately the wind and rained stopped. Jesuspower is greater than the powers of the world.
Feed 5000: On another occasion over 5,000 people came to listen to Jesus teach about God.
When evening came they had not eaten and were hungry. Altogether they only had five loaves
of bread and two fish. Jesus used the five loaves of bread and two fish to feed over 5,000
people. Jesus’ power is able to satisfy man’s needs.
Demon-possessed Man: Another time, Jesus saw a man with many demons inside him.
The man was very powerful and dangerous. Yet Jesus loved the man and cast the demons out
of him. Jesus is more powerful than the evil spiritual world.
Raising the Dead: Finally, on another occasion, Jesusgood friend became sick and died.
Jesus was not with him. Several days later Jesus arrived at His friend’s house. Jesus felt very
sad. His friend was already in the tomb. Jesus went to the front of the tomb and said, “Friend,
come out.” His friend was rose up and walked out of the tomb alive! Jesus power is greater
than death.
Love: Jesus did all these things because He loves people and wants us all to come back
to God.
PART 6 Jesus, The Perfect Sacrifice
Perfect: Unlike us, Jesus never sinned. He obeyed His Father in heaven perfectly. He alone
never deserved to be punished.
Cross: Therefore most people loved Jesus. However, there some religious leaders were
jealous of Jesus. These men arrested Jesus and decided to kill Him. They placed Jesus on a
large cross which is two large pieces of wood shaped in a “T”. They took His hands and His feet
and nailed them to the cross. His precious blood flowed from His hands, feet and body. Jesus
suffered much pain on the cross.
Substitute: Jesus is the perfect sacrifice. Jesus was perfect and did not deserve to die.
Instead, Jesus died for all mankind. God loves us and allowed Jesus to die on the cross in our
place. Only through the shedding of Jesus’ precious blood was God able to forgive our sin.
Jesus’ death demonstrates God’s love towards us.
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I would like to share with you a story that is changing the lives of people around the world.
PART1 - True Story from the Bible:
This is a summary story of the Most High God’s relationship with the world. This story is from a
book called the Bible. Men did not make up the Bible. It is the word of the Most High God. The
Most High God is more powerful than any ancestor, person, government or god that people
worship. This story is true and reliable because it is the word of the Most High God.
PART 2 Created for a Relationship With God
Creator: There is only one God, and He is the Most High God. He existed in the begin- ning
before there was anything else. The Most High God is the Creator. He created every- thing on
earth and in heaven and is all powerful over everything. When God began to create things, He
just used His words. He spoke and everything came to being. He created angels to worship
and serve Him. They were very beautiful. He also created everything we can see -
- the sky, land, water, mountains, oceans, sun, moon, stars, all plant and animals. Finally, He
created man according to His image. God created man to enjoy all that He has created. God
created everything and saw that it was good.
God and Man in Relationship: God placed the man and woman in a beautiful garden to live.
They had a very good relationship with Him and with each other. He told them to take care of
the garden and enjoy everything. He gave them a special command: they could eat from every
tree in the garden except one. If they ate from that one tree, they would be pun- ished and die.
The man and woman listened to God and had a wonderful relationship with Him in the garden.
God created us to have a wonderful relationship with Him forever!
PART 3 People are Separated from God
Fall of the Devil: However, do you remember the angels God created? One of the angels
was very smart and beautiful. This angel became very proud. He wanted to be like God and to
have the other angels to worship him instead of God. Only God deserves all the worship and
service. Therefore God cast the disobedient angel, the devil, and the other an- gels who listened
to him out of heaven. These bad angels are known as demons.
Disobeying: One day, the devil tempted woman to eat the food from the tree that was
forbidden. The woman listened to the devil and ate the fruit. Then she gave it to her husband to
eat. Both of them disobeyed God’s command. Disobeying God’s command is sin. God is
righteous and holy. He must punish sin. God cast the man and the woman out of the garden,
and their relationship with God was broken. Human beings and God were now separated
forever.
All Have Sinned: Like the first man and the woman, all people like us since then have
sinned by not listening to God’s commands and are separated from God. The result of sin
is eternal punishment in hell.
We cannot live forever with God as we were designed.
PART 4 People Can’t Come Back to God
10 Commands: Over time, the number of people on earth multiplied. Yet God loved them
very much and wanted them to have a relationship with Him. He gave them 10 com- mandments
to follow. Remember God is perfect and holy, so we must be perfect and holy to live with him.
The 10 commandments teach people how to relate to God and how to relate to people. Some
of the commands were: do not worship other gods or make idols; honor your parents; do not lie,
steal, murder or commit adultery. However, no one was able to obey all of these commands.
Animals
Don’t handle them or pet them. Avoid stray animals on the streets.
We recommend wearing closed toe shoes to avoid parasites and injuries.
Illness
If you are on special medications, please tell your e3 leader and your room-
mate where you keep your medications. If you have a chronic illness, please
let your team leader know. If you are or become sick, your role will likely be
restricted to that of prayer warrior from the hotel. If so, inform the e3 Staff
and/or your team leader and stay back for the day. Use sunscreen
continuously. Drink more (bottled) water than you usually drink at home.
Hotel Safety
Locate emergency exits. Lock your door at all times. Please let the e3 Staff
know if your room is not secure (ie-doors or windows that will not close or
lock). If someone knocks on your door, always ask who it is before open- ing!
Please do not hesitate to tell the e3 Staff and/or the hotel staff if you have
any concerns for your safety!
Emergency while in the field
Stay with your team leader. Return to the hotel if possible. If not pos-
sible, go to a Christian’s house or Church and wait for direction from your Trip
Leaders. If possible contact one of the Leaders on cell phone.
Other Notes:
For any meal that is provided, the tip will also be covered. If you are
eating in a restaurant, the server should have the tip handed to them,
otherwise they may never see it.
In restaurants, always ask if the gratuity is included. Tip at the same
rate that you would tip in the US, 15-20%.
All hotel personnel will be given a small love offering by the Trip Leader.
Hotel baggage tip & Bus/Airport baggage tip is covered.
Refer ALL requests for donations, love offerings, or any other payments
to the Team Leader or Trip Leaders.
Do Not give out your home phone # or address to any National
Person or anyone else you meet on the Expedition (other than team
members). You may give out your e-mail or P.O. Box if you choose.
Do Not Make Any Promises period! Even if they seem simple
(ie. I’ll send you a copy of this picture). If necessary simply say, We are
not allowed to make any promises”. A surprise is much better than a
broken or forgotten promise.
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Wash hands often using Purell
or antiseptic wipes!!
Recommended food and beverages
Meat, preferably well done
Fish, fried or well cooked
Boiled eggs
Vegetables, cooked & served hot
Bread and other dry baked goods
Hot tea, coffee, soup
Bottled water only
Carbonated water or soda in cans/bottles
Foods and beverages to avoid
Salads
Undercooked (rare) meats
Drinks with ice
Milk and dairy products.
Most desserts (pies, custards, gelatins, creamy desserts)
Fresh fruits or vegetables (unless you can peel it yourself)
Fruit juice (may contain native water)
Do not eat food purchased
from street vendors!
Jesus was completely obedient to God, and had a perfect relationship with
Him.
Jesus proved that he was the Promised Savior, through many miracles, like
healing the sick, freeing those who had evil spirits, and even raising the dead
back to life. But not everyone believed that Jesus was the Promised Savior.
One day as Jesus was teaching he said, “If you follow me, I give you eternal life.
You belong to me and no one can take you away from me. God, the Fa- ther and
I are the same.
Those who did not believe that Jesus was the Promised Savior were furious that
he said he and God were the same. They began to plot how they might destroy
him, and one night, they arrested Jesus, they made false accusations against
him, and convinced the government to put Jesus to death. So, just like the
messenger Isaiah had said, Jesus was beaten, and whipped, and he was put to
death. But on the third day, God raised Jesus back to life.
Jesus showed himself to many of his followers proving that he had come back
from the dead. For forty days he taught them. He said that he would leave them
soon, but he would send God’s Spirit to live in them. When they received God’s
Spirit, they were to go into the entire world and teach people to obey all that
Jesus had taught them, baptize them to show that they had turned from their
disobedience and turned to God through belief in Jesus.
One day as he finished teaching, he began to rise up into the clouds. Jesus’
followers watched until he disappeared. While they were starring up into the
clouds, two heavenly messengers appeared and told them “Jesus will return
someday the same way you saw him leave.”
Since then followers of Jesus have waited for his return. And they have gone all
over the world telling people about Jesus. When people believed that Jesus died
for their disobedience, was buried and rose again, they baptized these people to
show that they had turned from their disobedience and turned to God.
Satan continues to be God’s Adversary by telling people there are many gods,
or there are no gods, or even that they are god. He will do anything to keep them
from recognizing the True God.
One of the followers of Jesus was Paul. Paul wrote that we should encourage
each other with these words: “Jesus will return, and the followers of Jesus who
have died will be raised to life, then we who are still alive will rise up together
with them, and meet Jesus in the air.”
After this God will judge all men, both living and dead. Those who have trusted
in Jesus will be in perfect relationship with God forever. But those who have
rejected God, and have followed after their own desires, along with Satan, and
the evil spirits, will be thrown into the Lake of Fire, where they will be tormented
forever and ever.
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THIS IS A STORY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Long ago before there was anything, there was God and God alone. God creat-
ed heavenly beings, to worship him, to praise him and to serve him. But one of
these heavenly beings in his pride, desired to be equal with God. He desired to
be praised and served, and to receive worship, and he led other heavenly be-
ings to follow him in is rebellion. His name is Satan which means the Adversary,
and those heavenly beings who followed him became evil spirits.
God spoke, and he created the Heavens and the Earth, and all that is in them.
And he created a special creation: He created man and woman. The man and
woman had a perfect relationship with each other, and a perfect relationship
with God. They walked with God and God cared for them,.
But one day they disobeyed God, followed after their own desires, and broke the
perfect relationship that they had with God and with each other.
The man and woman had children, and their children had children, and their
children had children, until the whole earth was filled with people. Some of them
followed God, but many, even most of them followed after their own desires, and
turned away from God.
But God had not forgotten his special creation., and he spoke to a man named
Abraham. God said to Abraham, Come, follow me to a place I will show you.
I will make you famous, I am going to give you many descendants, and I am
going bless the world through you and your descendants. Abraham, even
though was an old man and had no children, believed God, and God considered
that He and Abraham had a right relationship.
God kept his promise to Abraham, and Abraham had a son. His son had sons,
and their sons had sons, until Abrahams descendants had become a great peo-
ple group, just like God had promised. Some of them followed God, but many of
them, even most of them followed after their own desires, just like the first man
and woman.
God sent many messengers to tell the people to turn from their disobedience
and turn back to God. One of these messengers was a man named Isaiah.
Isaiah told the people to turn from their disobedience and turn to God, but he
also brought a message of hope. He said we have all wandered away from God,
each one going his own way. But God is going to send a Savior who would take
the punishment for all of our disobedience. He will be beaten and whipped,
falsely accused and put to death. BUT God would give him life again, and
through him many would have a right relationship with God.
From that time on the people waited with anticipation for the Promised Savior,
and they waited and they waited, and they waited.
After many years, God sent the Promised Savior, to earth. His name is Jesus.
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I realize that the following elements are crucial to the effectiveness, quality,
and safety of our e3 Expedition together. As a member of the e3 Expedition
Team, I agree to:
1.
Remember that I am a guest working at the invitation of a local pastor.
2.
Remember that I have come to learn, not to teach. I may run across
procedures that I feel are inefficient or attitudes that I find closed- minded.
I will resist the temptation to inform our hosts about how I do things.” I
will be open to learning other people’s methods and ideas.
3.
Respect the host’s view of Christianity. I recognize that Christianity has
many facets throughout the world, and that the purpose of this Expedi-
tion is to witness and experience faith lived out in a new setting.
4.
Develop and maintain a servant’s attitude toward all nationals and my
teammates.
5.
Respect my Expedition leader(s) and his or her decisions.
6.
Refrain from gossip. I may be surprised at how each person will blos- som
when freed from the concern that others may be passing judg- ment.
7.
Refrain from complaining. I know that travel can present numerous
unexpected and undesired circumstances, but the rewards of conquer-
ing such circumstances are innumerable. I will try to be creative and
supportive.
8.
Respect the work that is going on in the country with the particular
church(es) or person(s) with whom we are working. I realize that our
Expedition is here for just a short while, but that the local church is here
for the long term. I will respect their knowledge, insights, and instruc-
tions.
9.
Refrain from negative political comments or hostile discussions concern-
ing our host country’s politics.
10.
Remember not to be exclusive in my relationships. If my close friend or
spouse is on the Expedition, we will make every effort to interact with all
members of the Expedition, not just one another.
11.
Refrain from any activity that could be construed as a romantic interest
toward a national. I realize certain activities that seem innocent in my
own culture may seem inappropriate in others.
12.
Abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages, the use of tobac-
co, or any un-Christ-like behavior while on the Expedition.
{Open to the Tomb} After Jesus died, they buried him in a cave. They even
put guards at the tomb to make sure no one stole his body. Three days lat-
er, {Open to the Resurrection} Jesus rose from the dead proving he was the
Son of God and that, truly, he can give eternal life to whoever trusts in him.
For forty days, he appeared to many of his followers. Then, while they were
watching, he ascended, in a cloud, back to heaven. As they were still look-
ing up into heaven, angels appeared and told them that Jesus would one day
return in the clouds just as he left. The first time Jesus came as a little baby
to become a sacrifice for our sins. When he comes again in the clouds he
will come as the KING to judge the whole world.
{Open to the bridge} Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one
comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is the only way to the only
true God. He is now the bridge making a way back to our loving heav- enly
Father by washing away the sin, which has separated us for so long. To
experience this we must put our faith in Jesus and trust in him alone. {Open
to the hands} The holy Bible says, “For God so loved the world that he gave
his only begotten son that whoever believes in him should not perish, but
have eternal life.” {Note: Each part of this verse points to something on the
picture. Point to each: God, Son, Hand of Belief, Perish, Heaven.} Jesus is
holding out his hand inviting you to come to him and trust him for salvation;
to receive the forgiveness of your sins and the gift of eternal life.
Today, Jesus wants you to follow him. He offers you forgiveness and new
life -- as a free gift. You cannot earn it or deserve it. You can only receive it
or reject it. You can do this through prayer to him. Listen to this prayer. If it
expresses what is in your heart, I will help you pray it to Jesus:
“Lord Jesus, I need you. I know that I have sinned against you. I want to
turn from my sin and ask you to forgive me. I believe you are the Son of
God, you died for me, and you rose from the dead. I put my trust in you
as the only provision for my sin. Make me the person you want me to be.
Lead me in the way you want me to go. Amen.”
Does this prayer express what is in your heart? (If yes) Then repeat this
prayer after me.
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Creation to Christ Story
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{with optional EvangeCube instructions in brackets}
At the very beginning, there was only God - one God who created every-
thing. {This bright light [point to the light] represents the one true God.} He
spoke and created the sun, moon and stars; the land and the sea; all the
trees and all the animals. His final act of creation was to make man and
woman {point to the man} in his own image. After God finished creating
everything he saw that it was good.
He placed the man and woman in a beautiful garden. It was a perfect place.
There was no hunger, no sickness, and no pain. The man and wom- an had
a wonderful, loving, relationship with each other and with God.
God made just one rule for the man and woman: they could eat the fruit from
any tree in the garden except for one…the tree of the knowledge of good and
evil. But one day, they were tempted and chose to eat the forbid- den fruit.
When they disobeyed God the darkness {point to the black around the man}
of sin and death entered the world. They were afraid of God. They blamed
each other. They were no longer allowed to live in that beautiful garden.
Because the man and woman disobeyed God, hunger and pain and conflict
and death entered the world.
Since that time all of us, too, have sinned. We are all separated from God.
{Open the cube to create a separation}. This is a very big problem. We want
to know the One True God and his love, but our sin gets in the way. We are
powerless.
But God has done an amazing thing. He showed his love for us by sending
his own Son, Jesus, into the world to save us. Jesus was miraculously born
of a virgin and grew up great teacher. He never sinned. He showed great
power by performing miracles, healing the sick, giving sight to the blind,
casting out evil spirits and even raising a man from the dead. He promised
that he would give forgiveness and eternal life to whoever believed in him.
While some people believed in him, others hated him. Some of the religious
leaders were jealous and angry with Jesus and decided to kill him. {Open to
the cross} They falsely accused him of doing evil. They arrested him and put
him on trial. They beat him. Then they put nails in his hands and feet and
hung him on a cross, and left him there until he died.
Jesus didn’t have to suffer like this. All the power of heaven was his. But
because of his great love he died willingly to pay for our sins. I should pay
the penalty for my own sins. You should pay for your own sins. But, Jesus
died in our place so that we could be forgiven and have life through faith in
him. God showed his incredible love for us all by sacrificing his very own Son
so that our relationship with him could be restored.
1.
Thou shalt not forget that, at all times, thou dost represent thy own
country and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2.
Thou shalt not expect to find things as thou hast them at home, for thou
hast left thy home to find things differently.
3.
Thou shalt not take minor things too seriously. A willingness to accept
things as they are lays the foundation for a good expedition to another
country.
4.
Thou shalt not judge all nationals by the one person with whom thou
hast had trouble.
5.
Thou shalt not let other team members get on thy nerves. Thou raised
good money and set aside this time. So, enjoy thyself.
6.
Thou shalt not be overly worried. He who worrieth hath no pleasures.
Few things people worry about are ever fatal.
7.
Remember thy passport so that thou knowest where it is at all times. A
person without documents is a person without a country.
8.
Blessed is the person who says “thank you” in any language. Verbal
gratefulness is worth more than tips.
9.
When thou art in this country, do as the nationals do. If in difficulty, use
common sense and thy American friendliness.
10.
Remember, thou art a guest in this country. He who treated his host
with respect shall be treated as an honored guest.
Admittedly, these commandments weren’t given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.
They are, however, based on some foundational principles of success in
short-term cross-cultural experiences. So breaking them can spoil your
experience and even tarnish your witness for Christ.
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1.
God does desire us to pray for all men, particularly as it relates to
their salvation.
Rom. 10:1 Brethren, my hearts desire and my prayer to God for
I Tim. 2:1 & 4 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayer,
petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men.
2.
We must pray that the Holy Spirit convicts the unbeliever of sin,
righteousness, and judgment.
John 16:8 And He (the helper), when He comes, will convict the
world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment.
3.
We are asking God to draw people to Himself.
John 6:44 No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me
draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.
4.
Prayer should be directed that God send a messenger to the unbe-
liever.
Matt. 9:37-38 Then He said to His disciples, The harvest is plenti-
ful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest
to send out workers into His harvest.”
5.
Pray that an opportunity arises for the appropriate occasion to initi-
ate talking with that person about Christ.
Col. 4:3 Praying at the same time for us as well, that God may open
up to us a door for the Word, so that we may speak for the the mystery
of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned.
6.
We should ask God to make the Gospel message clear.
Col. 4:4 In order that I may make it clear in the way I ought to
speak.
7.
Pray for boldness in the one doing the evangelism.
Acts 4:29 And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that
Thy bondservants may speak Thy word with all confidence.
Eph. 6:19 And pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to
me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mys-
tery of the Gospel.
Prayer and Evangelism
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Go Tell Map > Make a list of people who are far from God. Pray for them.
What To Do If A Person Says “Yes” To The Gospel
1) Make a list: Do you have friends or family who need to hear what I shared with
you today? (Make a list of at least five). Practice: Do you feel that you can ex- plain
to them what I explained to you today? (Train the new believer right now to present
the Gospel Tool.)
2) Make a date: When can we meet together again? (If possible, within 48
hours) Who can you invite to our next gathering?
3) Assignment: Share the Gospel Tool with someone on your list before we
meet again and invite them to our next gathering.
8.
Pray that the individual believes the Word of God.
Rom. 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of
Christ.
9.
Pray that Satan is bound from blinding them from the truth.
2 Cor. 4:4 In whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds
of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the Gospel of the
glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
10.
Pray for the safety of the messengers.
2 Thes. 3:2 ...and that we may be delivered from perverse and evil men;
for not all have faith.
11.
Pray for the success of the Gospel and that they will believe in
Christ as their Savior
John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to
become children of God, even to those who believe in his name.
John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes
Him who sent me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but
has passed out of death into life.
2 Thes. 3:1 Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord may
spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you.
12.
Pray that the one who receives Christ as Savior may grow spiritu-
ally and bear fruit.
Matt. 13:23 And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil,
this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears
fruit and brings forth some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
John 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appoint- ed
you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should re- main,
that whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you.
Col. 1:6 The Gospel which has come to you, just as in all the world
also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing...
Col. 2:6-7 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so
walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and
established in you faith, just as you were instructed, and overflow- ing
with gratitude.
Go Tell Map
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ThumbOpen Heavens
Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down,
That the mountains might quake at Your presence
Isaiah 64:1
The thumb on the right hand reminds us to pray for open
heavens. As believers, we want God to pour out His blessings
on the peoples to whom He has called us. We should ask God to
open the heavens and pour out His blessings on the people we
see as we walk through a community. Our desire is that these
people come to know Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. As we
prayer-walk, ask God to reveal ways in which He desires to bless the people.
Right Index FingerOpen Hearts
‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says,
‘that I will pour forth of my spirit on all mankind;
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
‘Even on my bond-slaves, both men and women,
I will in those days pour forth of my spirit
and they shall prophesy.
‘And I will grant wonders in the sky above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
‘The sun will be turned into darkness
and the moon into blood,
before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come.
‘And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be
saved.’—Acts 2:17-21
Ask God to release His Holy Spirit and touch the hearts of the people. Pray for a
harvest among the people. Pray that we (the church) will discern and overcome
barriers that separate the people in the community from the hope and healing of the
Gospel. Pray the Holy Spirit will soften and prepare the hearts of the people to
receive the Gospel.
Middle FingerOpen Homes
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and
breaking bread from house to house, they were taking
their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,
praising God and having favor with all the people. And
the Lord was adding to their number day by day those
who were being saved.Acts 2:46-47
While prayer-walking, we’ll pass many homes that have been
lulled to sleep by various means—materialism, abuse, false religions, etc…Ask God
for a spiritual awakening among the people. Pray that God would reveal a “person
of peace” for this community. Pray for supernatural encounters. Ask God to
redeem the people’s unique giftings for His kingdom purpose. Pray that whole
families would come to Christ and that homes would be redeemed. Pray that
homes would become places where the one true and living God is worshiped.
Church Circles Tool:
Circle: gathering, Water: baptism, Bread & Cup: Lord’s Supper, Pouring cup: giving
Heart: fellowship, Book: Bible study, Kneeling: prayer, Raised hands: worship
Sent out: evangelism, Smiling faces: leaders, Circle/Cross: Church identity
How to move your gathering forward towards a healthy, reproducing church:
Step One: Draw a circle (represents your gathering).
Step Two: Draw your current actions inside the circle (represents your progress).
Step Three: Draw church actions you aren’t doing outside the circle (represents
your next steps).
Step Four: Make a plan with your team to add missing actions in the next 90 days.
Prayer Walking
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Long-term Discipleship
After you have completed the short-term discipleship lessons (Commands of Christ),
continue to follow the 3/3 meeting format and the Sword discussion ques- tions with
the stories from Mark and Acts. Next, study the books of Ephesians and Romans.
Because Ephesians and Romans are not made up of stories, simply choose a brief
passage and read it out loud rather than telling/retelling the story. Then, discuss the
passage using the same Sword discussion questions.
3/3 Meeting Format
In Matthew 28:20, Jesus commands, Teach them to obey my commands.As we
obey Jesus’ Great Commission, we must ensure that our disciples are obeying his
commands. Every time you gather for individual or group discipleship, a church
meeting, or leadership training, the primary goals are to:
( < Look Back < ) Care for one another. Ask accountability questions.
( ^ Look Up ^ ) Hear from the Lord through the Bible.
( > Look Ahead > ) Make a practical plan to obey Jesus.
The following discipleship meeting model has been field-tested all over the world in
most contexts and provides what is necessary to train new disciples to obey Jesus.
This method has multiplied healthy disciples, groups, and churches. The 3/3rd
meeting format was developed by Ying & Grace Kai in China.
Ring FingerOpen Highways
A voice is calling,
"Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness;
Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.
"Let every valley be lifted up,
And every mountain and hill be made low;
And let the rough ground become a plain,
And the rugged terrain a broad valley;
“Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed,
And all flesh will see it together;
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken."Isaiah 40:3-5
The overall goal is to reach and disciple new believers from this neighborhood.
Pray for creative access opportunities to become available. Pray that God will open
a highway so the Word of God can enter the community. Pray that God will reveal
the most effective and appropriate methods to use in proclaiming the Good News to
the people.
Little FingerOpen Hands
"And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven
is at hand.' Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the
lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely
give.”—Matthew 10:7-8
Ask God to reveal acts of compassion that need to be carried out
in the name of Jesus. Ask God to show how we can express
unconditional acts of kindness to the people. Jesus has
commanded us to go and preach. He has given us authority to
heal and cast out demons. Freely we have received from Christ; freely we should
show His love to those around us.
Tips
Never go alone!
At first, don’t take anything with you. Simply go and ask God to reveal Himself
to you through all your senses.
After your prayer-walk, write down your experience. Report where you began
to see God at work.
3/3rd Meeting Format
Prayer Walking
(<Look Back<)
Share an update:
What are you thankful for?
What did you struggle with? (Pray)
What had a chance to share the gospel or train
someone?
How did you do on your Grow & Go assignments?
Discuss your #NoPlaceLeft vision
(^Look Up^)
Read the Command
Tell the story
Retell the story
Read the story
Discover: Sword Bible Study method questions
Pair up and practice
Explore more
(>Look Ahead>)
Grow & Go commitments
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Command of Christ #9 - Gather
( < Look Back < ) Share an update. What are you thankful for? What did you strug-
gle with? Pray for struggles. Who had a chance to share the gospel or train some-
one? How did you do on your Gospel & Obey assignments from the last meeting?
Discuss your #NoPlaceLeft vision.
( ^ Look Up ^ ) Read the command: In Hebrews 10:24-25, Jesus says...
Tell the story: The First Church (Acts 2:41-47)
Retell the story together.
Read the story aloud.
Discover: Use the Sword Bible Study method to
discuss the story and reveal its meaning for our
lives.
Pair up & practice telling the story.
Explore more:
Why should we meet together? Hebrews 10:24-25
- Encourage and spur one another on towards
love and good deeds.
Who should we meet with? Acts 2:41 - Baptized
believers.
What should we do when we meet together? Acts 2:41-47 - Pray, worship, fellow-
ship, and discuss God’s Word.
When should we meet together? Acts 2:46 - - Early believers met together daily.
Where should we meet? Acts 2:46, Philemon 1:2 - Homes & places of worship.
( > Look Ahead > ) Gospel & Obey assignments:
Discuss this question: “Do we want to agree that we are church?” If so, make a cov-
enant and commit to meet weekly as a church.
Follow Jesus by praying and worshiping every day. Meditate on today’s story.
Share your story and Jesus’ story with others. Train new disciples to obey Jesus
using the Commands of Christ.
Prayer: “ Lord, you have adopted me into your kingdom family, and I commit
to serve you through a local fellowship of my brothers and sisters in Christ.”
Notes
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Command of Christ #8 - Give
( < Look Back < ) Share an update. What are you thankful for? What did you strug-
gle with? Pray for struggles. Who had a chance to share the gospel or train some-
one? How did you do on your Gospel & Obey assignments from the last meeting?
Discuss your #NoPlaceLeft vision.
( ^ Look Up ^ ) Read the command: In Luke 6:38, Jesus says...
Tell the story: The Generous Widow (Mark
12:41-44)
Retell the story together.
Read the story aloud.
Discover: Use the Sword Bible Study method to
discuss the story and reveal its meaning for our
lives.
Pair up & practice telling the story.
Explore more:
What should we give to God? Psalm 16:5 - God is
the source of all we have and our future.
Why should we give to God? 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 -
Give generously, and we will receive abun-
dance. God loves a cheerful giver.
How do we give to God? 2 Corinthians 9:7 - Cheerfully, not under compulsion, Mat-
thew 6:1-4 - Secretly, not for recognition.
Who do we give to? Acts 4:34-35 - The church gave to all who had need. 2 Corinthi-
ans 9 - A collection was given to a church.
( > Look Ahead > ) Gospel & Obey assignments:
Group assignment: Read Acts 2:37-47. Discuss some practical ways that you can
practice giving in your community this week.
Follow Jesus by praying and worshiping every day. Meditate on today’s story.
Share your story and Jesus’ story with others. Train new disciples to obey Jesus
using the Commands of Christ.
Prayer: “ Lord, everything I have is yours. Teach me to give. Show me needs
to which I can give my time and money.”
Field 1 GO Empty Field
Prayer Walking
Looking for Person or House of Peace
Loving Loud Eyeglass Clinic
Field 2 GOSPEL Seeding Field
Sharing My Story / God’s Story
Testimony
EvangeCube / EvangeCard
Responses -
Green light - New people that profess Jesus
Train new believers to tell their story / God’s story
Go Tell Map / Pray
Yellow light Shows interest
Follow-up visit telling Hope stories
Red light Said No
Show love and move on
Field 3 GROW Growing Field
Disciple making
Visits for stories, follow-up, prayer, relationship building,
etc.
Field 4 GATHER Harvest Field
Disciple-making in small groups using Commands of Christ
(Start stories) to help them become self-feeding (learn from
the Bible themselves).
Small groups that will become churches.
Discuss church formation plan with area leader.
The Commands of Christ
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Command of Christ #7 - Lord’s Supper
( < Look Back < ) Share an update. What are you thankful for? What did you strug-
gle with? Pray for struggles. Who had a chance to share the gospel or train some-
one? How did you do on your Gospel & Obey assignments from the last meeting?
Discuss your #NoPlaceLeft vision.
( ^ Look Up ^ ) Read the command: In Luke 22:19-20, Jesus says
Tell the story: Jesus’ Last Supper (Luke 22:7- 20)
Retell the story together.
Read the story aloud.
Discover: Use the Sword Bible Study method to
discuss the story and reveal its meaning for our
lives.
Pair up & practice telling the story.
Explore more:
What is the Lord’s Supper? 1 Corinthians 11:26 - A
symbol of the Lord’s death.
Why do we eat the Lord’s Supper?
1 Corinthians 11:26 - His body was broken, and
his blood was spilt.
How do we receive the Lord’s Supper? 1 Corinthians 11:27-29 - We must examine
ourselves, confess our sins to God, and remember that Jesus died to set us free.
Who should receive the Lord’s Supper? Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 11:27-29 - Bap-
tized disciples devoted to Jesus.
( > Look Ahead > ) Gospel & Obey assignments:
Confess your sins to the Lord. Practice the Lord’s Supper together right now.
Follow Jesus by praying and worshiping every day. Meditate on today’s story.
Share your story and Jesus’ story with others. Train new disciples to obey Jesus
using the Commands of Christ.
Prayer: “ Lord, show me the sins I have committed. Please forgive me. Thank you
for giving your body and blood to cover my sins and set me free.”
Notes
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Command of Christ #6 - Love
( < Look Back < ) Share an update. What are you thankful for? What did you strug-
gle with? Pray for struggles. Who had a chance to share the gospel or train some-
one? How did you do on your Gospel & Obey assignments from the last meeting?
Discuss your #NoPlaceLeft vision.
( ^ Look Up ^ ) Read the command: In Matthew 22:37-39, Jesus says...
Tell the story: The Good Samaritan
(Luke 10:25-37)
Retell the story together.
Read the story aloud.
Discover: Use the Sword Bible Study method to
discuss the story and reveal its meaning for our
lives.
Pair up & practice telling the story.
Explore more:
What is “love”? John 15:13 and 1 Corinthians 13.
Why do we love? John 13:34-45, Because Jesus
loved us first. Love teaches the world about
Jesus.
Who do we love? Matthew 22:37-39 - First we need to love God, then we need to
love our neighbors.
How do we love? John 14:15 - Loving Jesus means we obey him. John 21:17- Lov-
ing others means telling them what God has done for you.
( > Look Ahead > ) Gospel & Obey assignments:
Group assignment: How can we demonstrate love to our community?
Follow Jesus by praying and worshiping every day. Meditate on today’s story.
Share your story and Jesus’ story with others. Train new disciples to obey Jesus
using the Commands of Christ.
Prayer: “ Lord, help me to love you by obeying you. Help me to love others so that
they will learn that you also love them.”
The Commands of Christ
RED LIGHT
Offer to pray for them and
show loving kindness
GREEN LIGHT
Use the START stories when a
person decides to follow Jesus. The
bold face stories are the main
stories for each session.
YELLOW LIGHT
Use the HOPE stories when a person
is interested but wants more time to
decide whether to follow Jesus. As
soon as they decide to follow Jesus,
move to the START stories.
1. Repent & Believe:
Luke 7:36-50
Romans 3:23, 6:23 & 10:9-10
2. Be Baptized
Matthew 28:19
Acts 8:26-39
Romans 6:3-4
Matthew 3:13-16
Acts 2:38
3. Make Disciples
Matthew 28:18-20
Mark 1:17
John 4:4-19, 25-26, 28-30,
39-42
4. Talk with God
Matthew 6:5-15
5. Persevere through Hard Times
John 15:18-19
Acts 5:27-42
6. Love Loud
Luke 10:25-37
7. Become Healthy Group/Church
Hebrews 10:25
Acts 2:37-47
8. Commemorate Jesus’ Death
Luke 22:7-20
1 Corinthians 11:23-29
9. Give
Mark 12:41-44
1. Hope for Rejected:
Luke 7:36-50
2. Hope for Non-Religious:
Luke 18:9-17
3. Hope Changes Things:
Luke 18:18-30 & 19:1-10
4. Hope Forgives:
Matthew 18:21-35
5. Hope through Death:
Luke 22:66 to 23:25 & 23:32-
43
6. Hope Rose From Dead:
Luke 24:1-20
7. Hope Is Waiting for You:
Luke 15:11-32
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THE “PERSON OF PEACE”
While on the field, one of the most important things to do is pray for a “person
of peace.” When Jesus sent out his disciples, he encouraged them;
“Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’
If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not,
it will return to you. Stay in that house, eating and drinking
what they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not
move around from house to house. Whatever city you enter and
they receive you, eat what is set before you; heal the sick in it
and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’”
Luke 10-5-9
While Jesus doesn’t explain the reasoning behind this command, we see
many examples of “persons of peace” throughout the New Testament
people like Zacchaeus, Cornelius, Lydia, and the Samaritan woman at the
well. These are people God prepared in advance to both receive the mis-
sionaries and their message.
A “person of peace” will do three things:
1.
Accept the messenger.
He or she will welcome you, often providing hospitality and interact-
ing with you.
2.
Accept the message.
He or she will be an unbeliever who has been prepared by the Holy
Spirit and is always open to the Gospel.
3.
Advocate on behalf of the Gospel.
He or she will introduce his or her family, friends, neighbors, and co-
workers to Christ. This person will testify to what Jesus has done for
him as well. As others watch this person of peace transform, they are
drawn to the reason for the change.
Finding your “person of peace” is key to establishing your work in that par-
ticular area. When churches are established on natural friendships and family
lines, the community grows more quickly and often makes a great impact.
Command of Christ #5 - Persecution
( < Look Back < ) Share an update. What are you thankful for? What did you strug-
gle with? Pray for struggles. Who had a chance to share the gospel or train some-
one? How did you do on your Gospel & Obey assignments from the last meeting?
Discuss your #NoPlaceLeft vision.
( ^ Look Up ^ ) Read the command: In John 15:18-19, Jesus says...
Tell the story: The Persecuted Church
(Acts 5:27-42)
Retell the story together.
Read the story aloud.
Discover: Use the Sword Bible Study method to
discuss the story and reveal its meaning for our
lives.
Pair up & practice telling the story.
Explore more:
Who will face persecution? 2 Tim. 3:12, John
15:20. All followers of Jesus
How do we respond to persecution? Rejoice and
continue to tell others about Jesus. Acts 2:42;
Matt. 5:10-11.
How do we treat those who persecute us? Matt. 5:43-44, Romans 12:14. We love
them, pray for them and bless them.
( > Look Ahead > ) Gospel & Obey assignments:
Follow Jesus by praying and worshiping every day. Meditate on today’s story.
As you persevere through persecution: 1) Rejoice, 2) Stay bold, and 3) Bless those
who persecute you and pray for them.
Share your story and Jesus’ story with others. Train new disciples to obey Jesus
using the Commands of Christ.
Prayer: “ Lord, my life belongs to you. Train me to persevere through trials
and temptations.”
The “Person of Peace”
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Command of Christ #4 - Go and Make Disciples
( < Look Back < ) Share an update. What are you thankful for? What did you strug-
gle with? Pray for struggles. Who had a chance to share the gospel or train some-
one? How did you do on your Gospel & Obey assignments from the last meeting?
Discuss your #NoPlaceLeft vision.
( ^ Look Up ^ ) Read the command: In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus says…
Tell the story: The Samaritan Woman
(John 4:4-42) (Tell a simple story summary)
Retell the story together.
Read the story aloud.
Discover: Use the Sword Bible Study method to
discuss the story and reveal its meaning for our
lives.
Pair up & practice telling the story.
Explore more:
Who should we share with? John 4:16 - our fami-
lies, friends & neighbors
What should we say? John 4:29 - The woman
shared her story and Jesus’ story (Gospel)
Who is qualified to go and share? 1 Peter 2:9 - Every believer is a priest.
( > Look Ahead > ) Gospel & Obey assignments:
Learn how to share your story and Jesus’ story.
Pray for opportunities to share with your family, friends, and neighbors who need to
hear your story and Jesus’ story. Practice faith and boldness by sharing with them.
Follow Jesus by praying and worshiping every day. Meditate on today’s story.
Share your story and Jesus’ story with others. Train new disciples to obey Jesus
using the Commands of Christ.
Prayer: “ Lord, make me bold to share what you have done in my life. Give me your
words to share in my community.”
FINDING THE “PERSON OF PEACE”
When we find people that God has prepared in advance, they will believe
usually sooner rather than later. There are several ways to find your “person
of peace.”
Travel from home to home, sharing Christ until you find him or
her.
Ask questions.
You might enter a village or place of ministry by asking questions.
“Do you know anyone who is seeking God?”
“Do you know anyone who is sick and in need of healing?”
“Do you know anyone who has problems and really needs God?”
These are often the people that become persons of peace.
Look for influential people.
This could be the village chief or a shop owner. If they are open, their
influence could be very helpful.
Pray for miracles. You could enter villages by offering to pray for
them. You might ask the question, “If God could meet any need in your
life or do a miracle, what would it be?” For people who are open, pray
over them and invite God to work in that situation, avoiding Christian
jargon. When God answers, they will know it was Him. This is a great
segue into spiritual conversations.
PRAYER IS KEY
Begin praying for your “persons of peace” now and continue throughout the
expedition. We suggest prayer walking the area each morning, asking the
Holy Spirit to go before you and lead you to the people He has prepared in
advance.
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Command of Christ #3 - Pray
( < Look Back < ) Share an update. What are you thankful for? What did you strug-
gle with? Pray for struggles. Who had a chance to share the gospel or train some-
one? How did you do on your Gospel & Obey assignments from the last meeting?
Discuss your #NoPlaceLeft vision.
( ^ Look Up ^ ) Read the command: In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus says
Tell the story: Jesus’ Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15)
Retell the story together.
Read the story aloud.
Discover: Use the Sword Bible Study method to
discuss the story and reveal its meaning for our
lives.
Pair up & practice telling the story.
Explore more:
What is prayer? Talking with God. He is our Heav-
enly Father.
Why do we pray? Matthew 6:9-13 - God hears us.
We desire his will to be done on earth.
How do we pray? It’s simple. Just talk to him.
“Our Father...holy is your name..” = Worship God.
“Your Kingdom come…” = Pray for his mission to reconcile the world.
“Give us today our daily bread…” = Pray for our needs.
“Forgive us our debts…” = Pray for forgiveness.
“Lead us not into temptation,” = Pray strength to resist temptation.
“Deliver us from the evil one…” = Pray for protection from the enemy’s attacks.
( > Look Ahead > ) Gospel & Obey assignments:
Start and end each day by giving thanks to God. Present your requests to him.
Follow Jesus by praying and worshiping every day. Meditate on today’s story.
Share your story and Jesus’ story with others. Train new disciples to obey Jesus
using the Commands of Christ.
Prayer: Lord, teach me to pray. Give me pure motives. May your will be done.
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Command of Christ #2 - Be Baptized
( < Look Back < ) Share an update. What are you thankful for? What did you strug-
gle with? Pray for struggles. Who had a chance to share the gospel or train some-
one? How did you do on your Gospel & Obey assignments from the last meeting?
Discuss your #NoPlaceLeft vision.
( ^ Look Up ^ ) Read the command: In Matthew 28:19, Jesus says...
Tell the story: Philip and the Ethiopian Official
(Acts 8:26-39)
Retell the story together.
Read the story aloud.
Discover: Use the Sword Bible Study method to
discuss the story and reveal its meaning for our
lives.
Pair up & practice telling the story.
Explore more:
What is “baptism”? Romans 6:3-4 - Baptism is a
symbol of our life, death and resurrection. We
have died to our old life and been raised to a
new life with Jesus.
Why should we be baptized? Matthew 3:13-15 - Jesus received baptism; so should
we. Receiving baptism means we have identified Jesus as our Lord.
Who should be baptized? Acts 2:38 - Everyone who repents and believes.
How should we be baptized? Matthew 3:16 - Jesus went down into the water.
See the next two pages for the explanation and corresponding verses.
( > Look Ahead > ) Gospel & Obey assignments:
Go down into the water and be baptized.
Follow Jesus by praying and worshiping every day. Meditate on today’s story.
Share your story and Jesus’ story with others. Train new disciples to obey Jesus
using the Commands of Christ.
Prayer: “ Lord, give me the strength to identify my life with you through bap- tism.”
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God’s Design
We see beauty, purpose and evidence of design all around us. The Bible
tells us that God originally planned a world that worked perfectly, where
everything and everyone fit together in harmony. God made each of us with
a purpose, to worship and walk with Him
Verses:
“God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of
His hands” Psalm 19:1
Sin
Life doesn’t work when we ignore God and His original design for our lives.
We selfishly insist on doing things our own way. The Bible calls this sin. We all
sin and distort the original design. The consequence of sin is separation from
God, in this life and for all eternity.
Verses:
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23
“For the wages of sin is death” Romans 6:23
Brokenness
Sin leads to a place of brokenness. We see this all around us and in our own
lives as well. When we realize life is not working, we begin to look for a way
out. We tend to go in many directions trying different things to figure it out on
our own. Brokenness leads to a place of realizing a need for something
greater.
Verses:
“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served
something created instead of the Creator” Romans 1:25
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death”
Proverbs 14:12
Gospel
At this point we need a remedy, some good news. Because of His love, God
did not leave us in our brokenness. Jesus, God in human flesh, came to us
and lived perfectly according to God’s design. Jesus came to rescue us, to
do for us what we could not do for ourselves. He took our sin to the cross,
paying the penalty of our sin by his death. Jesus was then raised from the
dead to provide the only way for us to be rescued and restored to a
relationship with God.
Verses:
“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son”
John 3:16
“He erased the certificate of debt... and has taken it out of the way by nailing
it to the cross” Col 2:14
Command of Christ #1 - Repent & Believe
( < Look Back < ) Share an update. What are you thankful for? What did you strug-
gle with? Pray for struggles. Who had a chance to share the gospel or train some-
one? Discuss your #NoPlaceLeft vision.
( ^ Look Up ^ ) Read the command: In Mark 1:15, Jesus says...
Tell the story: The Gadarene Demoniac (Mark 5:1-20)
Retell the story together.
Read the story aloud.
Discover: Use the Sword Bible Study method to
discuss the story and reveal its meaning for our
lives.
Pair up & practice telling the story.
Explore more:
What does “repent” mean? Repent means turning
from sin and following Jesus.
What does “believe” mean? Believe means choos-
ing to trust Jesus as Lord.
Why should we repent? Read Romans 3:23, 6:23,
and 10:9.
Who should repent? Acts 2:38-41 - Everyone must repent of sin and receive for-
giveness.
What is assurance? 1 John 1:9 says when we confess our sins, He is faithful to for-
give us. John 10:28 says our salvation belongs to Jesus.
( > Look Ahead > ) Gospel & Obey assignments:
Confess your sins before the Lord. Turn from them and live a new life.
Follow Jesus by praying and worshiping every day. Meditate on today’s story.
Share your story and Jesus’ story with others. (If you have not been trained to share
your story and Jesus’ story, ask your trainer to equip you in a Gospel Tool).
Prayer: “ Jesus I want to leave my old life of sin and follow you. I believe in you and
receive your forgiveness. I confess you as Lord of my life.”
The 3 Circles Explained
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Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any
double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and mar-
row; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
This picture of a sword helps us teach any passage of the Bible. The four parts of a
sword represent six questions we need to ask during a Bible story discussion.
The tip points up to the heavens:
+ What do we learn about God?
The handle is held by people:
+ What do we learn about people?
The blade has four edges:
The left blade:
+ (Sins) Is there a sin to avoid?
+ (Promises) Is there a promise to
claim?
The right blade:
(Examples) Is there an
example to follow?
+ (Commands) Is there a command
to obey?
After telling and reading any story
from the Bible, discuss these ques-
tions one at a time. The answers will
reveal the meaning of the story for
our lives.
Short-term Discipleship: Commands of Christ
Use the Sword Bible Study Method to discuss true stories of Jesus from the Bible in
the Commands of Christ (begin on next page). These stories and discipleship les-
sons are your short-term discipleship lessons. After you complete the Commands of
Christ lessons and your disciples are obeying Jesus, move on to long-term disciple-
ship.
Repent & Believe
Simply hearing this Good News is not enough. We must admit our sinful
brokenness and stop trusting in ourselves. We don’t have the power to
escape this brokenness on our own; we need to be rescued. In this, we must
ask God to forgive us, turning from sin to trust only in Jesus. This is what it
means to repent and believe. Believing, we receive new life through Jesus
and God turns our lives in a new direction.
Verses:
“For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourself; it is
God’s gift, not from works, so that no one can boast” Ephesians 2:8-9
“If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that
God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” Romans 10:9
Recover & Pursue
When God restores our relationship to him, we begin to discover meaning and
purpose in a broken world. Now we can pursue God’s Design in all areas of
our lives. Even when we fail, we understand God’s pathway to be restored
through this same Good News of Jesus. God’s Spirit empowers us to pursue
His Design and assures us of His presence in this life and for all eternity.
Verses:
“For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work
out His good purposePhilippians 2:13
“For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God
prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in themEphesians 2:10
A Response
Now that you have heard this Good News, God wants you to respond to him.
You can talk to him using words like these:
“My life is broken and I recognize its because of my sin. I need you.”
“I believe Jesus came to live, die and was raised from the dead to rescue me
from my sin.”
“Forgive me. I turn from my selfish ways and put my trust in you.”
“I know that Jesus is God, and I will follow Him.”
Verses:
“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”
Romans 10:13
The “Sword” Bible Study Method
The 3 Circles Explained
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Do’s and Do Not’s of Facilitating
a 3/3rds Discipleship Meeting
Do …...
Stick to the Lesson Scripture(s)
Let the Holy Spirit work, rather than looking for right answers
Be specific in commitments, action, date, time
Do Not …...
Introduce reading materials other than the Lesson Scripture (s)
Dominate the conversation. Let everyone participate.
Equipping a Disciple
to
Follow Jesus
An adaptation of George Patterson’s “7 Commands of Christ*
International Version
(updated 3.23.2016)
Facilitating a 3/3rds Discipleship Meeting (Do’s & Do
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1.
Greet people and share your testimony.
2.
Share the Gospel.
3.
Write their information down in your “Harvest Journal,” so the
4.
Train them to share the Gospel.
5.
Help them make a list of people with whom they will share the
Gospel (see example of the “Go Tell Map” on The Commands of
Christ Bookmark).
6.
Teach them to pray over their map, and ask them to share the gos-
pel with someone on their “Go Tell Map.”
7.
Ask them to invite that person(s) to a gathering in their home the
next day to study the Bible. Make an appointment to return the
Notes
7 Things to Accomplish on Your 1st Visit
Nationals can do follow-up.
next day.
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