Your Personal Grow-Pray-Study (GPS) Guide

Mission Trips

2018 Mission Weekend


Day 1: Read Psalm 118:1. Do you know deep-down that God always (Siempre) loves you? That He is always with you?  Whom can you share that truth with today?

Day 2: The mission team share the Good News of the Gospel at VBS, vision clinics, door-to-door, a public school, and Children's Care Centers.  What is the Gospel? Read Romans 3:23.  What is our condition? Read John 3:16 and Ephesians 2:8-9.  What has God provided? Give thanks today for His free gift.  We can do nothing to earn it.

Day 3: Read John 14:6. How many ways are there to God? If you received God's free gift and know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, give thanks.  If you have not, read the verses from yesterday and today again and ask Him today to come into your heart, to be your Lord and Savior.  Then share the Good News with someone.

Day 4: Members of the mission team demonstrated at the vision clinic in Paraguay.  Read Acts 26:17-18 and Ephesians 1:18.  Pray that not on the "eyes of your hear" would be enlightened, but someone you know would hear and receive the Good News of the Gospel.

Day 5: Read Acts 1:8.  Jesus didn't promise use success or popularity, but He did promise His "always" (Siempre) presence through the Holy Spirit. All the stories you heard from the mission team are a result of the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through them.  Where have you seen the Holy Spirit's power at work in your life?  Whom can you share your story with this week?  He does promise to always be with you!

Day 6: Read Matthew 28:19-20. Where do you sense God leading you to share and show the love of Jesus? In your home? To your neighbor? At work? In Paraguay, Peru, Argentina, or Burundi? Trust in His Word that He is always with you wherever you go.

Don't forget you can listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS. 


Mission Trips To Burundi & Vietnam


Monday: Read Isaiah 42:1-2. What do we learn about Jesus in these verses? What surprises you about this description of Jesus? What gives you hope?

Tuesday: Read Isaiah 42:2-3. How do the images of a bruised reed and a smoldering wick describe the justice and hope that Jesus brings to life today? Where do you need to have such hope in your life? Where can you bring such justice and hope from Jesus to others today?

Wednesday: Read Isaiah 42:5-7. These verses provide a great description of what it means to serve at Christ Lutheran Church. When we serve, we bring Christ's love in works and words. How do these verses describe what it means for Jesus to be the light of the world? What does it mean for you to be Jesus' light in the world? Hos is your light shining?

Thursday: Read Luke 8:26-29. We read in the book of James (James 2:19) that even the demons know the power of God. These verses are an example of such response to Jesus from the demons possessing this man. Where do you need to pray for an awareness of God's power at work in your life? As you give thanks to God today for who He is, take time to thank Him for His power at work?

Friday: Read Luke 8:30-37. How do the crowds respond to the miracle of Jesus? On of my favorite titles for these verses is: "Solve Our Problems, But Save our Pigs." A times God does a powerful work outside of our comfort zone. Where is God stretching you to see His Power at work?

Saturday: Read Luke 8:38-39. If you were asked to tell all that God has done for you, what would you say? Who can you tell?

You can also listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS.

Go And Serve All Nations


Monday: Read John 8:12 and Matthew 5:14-16. To whom was Jesus’ ministry directed? How do you let Christ’s light shine within you? How do you hide Christ’s light within you?

Tuesday: Read Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 24:47and Acts 1:8.  In what different ways did Jesus state his “Great Commission” in these passages? How do you and your home church act upon the Great Commission? Pray that you would be obedient to God’s Great Commission.

Wednesday: Read 1 Timothy 4:1-3 and 2 Timothy 3:1-5. From these passages write summaries of how the Bible describes world conditions in the last days.

Thursday: Read Matthew 9:36-38. As Jesus looked on the needs around him what did he ask his disciples to pray? When you look at the world around you, where does your heart have compassion? Pray about that situation where you see the need for compassion.

Friday: Read John3:18. From this passage, what is humanity’s condition apart from God? Read 1 Peter 3:18. What did Jesus do to bring condemned men to God? Pray a prayer of thanksgiving to God for your faith in Jesus and the forgiveness of sins. Pray for faith in Jesus in the life of someone you know who does not have saving faith.

Saturday: Read Matthew 4:19. What is the best preparation for sharing Christ with others? Explain your answer. What might this look like in your life?

You can also listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS.

Paraguay Testimonies


Monday: Read John 15:4-5. God desires for us to lead lives that bear fruit. In the reading, who is the vine and who are the branches? What is needed for the branch to bear fruit? Why does the branch need the vine? What does “abiding in Christ” or “remains in me” mean to you?

Tuesday: Read Ephesians 2:8-10. Faith in Jesus fills us with his love. Love is not simply an inner feeling, but an act of the will. Love can be known only by the action it produces. What is the relationship between salvation and good works? Why do you think Christians should practice good works? As you serve in your community or around the world, what should be the primary motivation?

Wednesday: Read 1 John 3:16-18. Many people learn a love that is conditional, “I’ll love you if you love me.” How did Jesus demonstrate an unconditional love? Summarize in your own words how genuine love should be demonstrated. What can you do so that unconditional love is seen in your life?

Thursday: Read Galatians 6:9-10 and Titus 3:8. From these two passages, what should you remember in doing good works of love? It’s all too easy for us to think of an instance where we could have met another’s need, but did not. What could you do when there is another opportunity like this?

Friday: Read Luke 24:45-49. This is one of the most beautiful and full passages of Scripture in which we learn so much about our faith and our life of faith. What is the message that your life of faith needs to carry? What are you supposed to do with that message? How can you bear witness to this life-changing message?

Saturday: Read Acts 1:4-8. Only after receiving the “missionary engine,” that is, the Holy Spirit, was the church to go out into the world bearing witness to Jesus. What are the four places that Jesus tells his followers to go? When Jesus spoke these words, “Jerusalem” was where his followers lived, while “the ends of the earth” are the most distant places in the world. Where are your Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth?