Discipleship – from our friends at The Trinity School!

Discipleship

Being a disciple means following a teacher or a way of life, it’s where we get the word discipline comes from. The word reminds us that to follow Jesus we have to live like him and shape our lives in a way that reflects who he was and what he taught. Jesus is constantly asking us to be his disciples, in and throughout our daily lives, in our school, our home, our parish, and our wider neighbourhood. As we become disciples ourselves, we can start to encourage more and more people to become disciples of Jesus.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Today we are going to watch our word of the week video and this week it is DISCIPLESHIP.

Let us pray…

Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for the spirit of discipleship among us. We want to be Your followers who know You, Love You, Serve You, Praise and Glorify You. Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

As we focus on the theme of discipleship this week, watch this video below that explains how discipleship works.

This video describes to us how us being disciples of Christ can help other people be disciples of Christ as well.

Let us pray…

Lord, you are all-knowing and full of wisdom. Your plan is masterful. Help me as your disciple to follow you in every thought, word, and deed. Give me a heart of obedience and trust in you. Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

As we are thinking of the word ‘Discipleship’ this week, discuss with the person next to you what you think of when you hear the word ‘disciple’.

The video below is a song called ‘I will follow’. While listening to it, take in the lyrics and think of the following questions

What does a disciple of Jesus look like?

Why is discipleship important?

How can you be more of a disciple?

 

This song teaches us how Jesus is the perfect example of how to be a disciple. To follow in Jesus’ footsteps is to be a disciple of Jesus himself.

Let us pray…

Lord, you are the ultimate teacher. You have modeled for us through your son how to disciple your people. Help me to learn from that example and put it into practice. Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

We sometimes aren’t sure how we can be a disciple in our everyday life. This acrostic poem gives us some characteristics a disciple can have. 

D – Disciplined

I – Inclusive of others

S – Spirit filled

C – Concerned for others

I – Involved in serving their area of gifts and talents

P – Prayerful in all things

L – Leading others to become disciples

E – Enjoying God always

Poems like this can be a useful tool to help what certain words like ‘discipleship’ can mean. As a form, can you come up with your own acrostic poem for what a disciple is?

Comment your poem down below

Let us pray…

Lord, it is your desire for everyone to know you. Help me to be a part of that. Help me to be a good disciple for your kingdom and give me the grace to disciple others. Help me to advance your kingdom every day. Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Today we are going to listen to the Gospel that was read on Sunday.

Discuss these questions with the person sitting next to you…

In the Gospel, the Holy Spirit is described as “like a dove”. What other things does the Holy Spirit present itself as?

What do you think it would have been like to watch Jesus get baptised?

Let us pray..

Lord, we need the life and grace that you alone can give. Open the heavens to us and pour out your Holy Spirit so that we may live as your beloved children; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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