Week of July 2 – 8 // Antichrists // 1 John 2:18-27

How do we know when people deny or redefine Jesus Christ?

Box 7 Tip:

How have your free-days or laundry blocks been so far? These can be excellent for recharging spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. The drum corps norm is to hang out with a group and spend money, but you might be more refreshed by spending time in healthy solitude and quiet. Give some thought to how you can strategically use your remaining free days or laundry times for your health and God’s glory.

Plan: looking ahead a few days, how will I spend time with God?

Pray: where & when will I pray? what & who will I pray for?

Pursue: who is in my Focus Group, and how will we set aside time?


Week Overview

Scripture: 1 John 2:18-27

Breakaway Podcast: Antichrists

Options for related reading or study:

John 14:1-14

Psalm 91


The Apostle John knows there will always be people who question the essence of Jesus. It is important for us to abide in the truth and to confess who He is: God's Son, Savior, and King.

Key Verse

  • "No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also." 1 John 2:23

Pray

  • Suggested prayer: “God, help me to know and speak with clarity who your Son is, and what He means to my life and the world. I want to abide in Him and have eternal life with you. Amen.”

Read - 1 John 2:18 - 27

Read in your Bible, app, or online 


Listen - “Antichrists”

from Breakaway Ministries App or stream online

35 minutes, epilogue is optional


Respond - Personal Reflection & Obedience

Practice writing down simple truths about Jesus. Writing about Jesus will give you confidence for speaking about Jesus. Compare to the scriptures (the Gospel of John is recommended).

Jesus is…

*The epilogue for this week’s Breakaway podcast suggests additional historical resources about Jesus.


Share - Focus Group Times

Schedule some short times in your normal drum corps routines or extra free-time for prayer, Scripture reading, Discovery Bible Study, or the questions below. Is your Focus Group able to meet after shows? If so, make a goal to do that once a week the rest of tour.

Discovery Bible Study suggestion for this week: 1 John 2:22-27

Discussion Points:

  • What are you thankful for this week?
  • Give some affirmations to each other regarding character, service to others, or ministry you have witnessed so far this summer.
  • What doubts about Jesus have you had (or heard) on tour?
  • Pray for your Focus Group that you can be witnesses for the truth of Jesus.

Personal Reflection & Recap

  • What have you learned about Jesus so far this summer?
  • Which plans for spiritual growth have worked best so far? Which haven’t? Share what you’ve learned from this self-reflection with someone.