It's Time to Narrow Your Focus
John 17:4; Mark 1:35-38; Luke 6:12-16

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Jesus' Focus --

John 17:4 I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

Mark 1:35-38 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!" Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else--to the nearby villages--so I can preach there also. That is why I have come."

Luke 6:12-16 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

To Narrow Your Focus . . .

1. Prayerfully receive your assignment from God.

2. Lovingly give yourself to fewer people.

3. Humbly say, "no" to other legitimate needs.

Are you too busy? Here's a quick tip - How to Set Priorities

Teach this Sunday School lesson to motivate your class and small group members to move into a personal ministry with reliance upon God.

How do you keep motivated to serve God and others?

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Author and teacher: Paul Schlieker

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