Week 6


How do I follow Jesus?

“Discipleship is not a path to autonomous self-improvement that leads to a throne; it is a path of self-denial that leads to a cross.” (J.T. English)

“Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)


Discuss the focus question and quotes 💬


  • Philippians 3:7-11
  • Matthew 16:24

As always, read the full passage first and then walk through the verses line by line. What does it mean to consider nothing else important besides Jesus? Why would Paul say that?


  • Make a chart (or a list) with three headings: 1) Time, 2) Attention, 3) Money (and resources). List the five activities that take up the most of your time, attention, and money 📝
  • Looking at this list, consider what things you need to give up in order to follow Jesus.


  • Continue praying for that five minute period! Check in on this discipline and make adjustments if necessary ✅
  • Set up a Bible reading plan for both of you daily. You cannot follow Jesus unless you know who He is and which way He is going 📖🏃
  • Suggestion: start by reading the Gospel of Matthew (one chapter each day for four weeks)