The life and teachings of Jesus are broken down into five categories. Here’s a quick overview and
the verses that go along with them. Get familiar with these so that when people share struggles, you have more
perspective for what might be beneath it.
Believing in the character of God: that he’s for our good, that he means what he says,
that we can rely on him and trust him for care, healing, provision, intimacy and purpose
Having confidence in spiritual identity: knowing who you are, feeling God’s favor and love, having a presence
of power and peace through the Holy Spirit
Humble confidence and courage to let God engage the deepest parts of us, make us fully new, even when that
means facing something painful or scary, or when it means letting go of something we cherish
Growing in spiritual authority when it comes to spiritual gifts and warfare; being active on God’s behalf
when it comes to speaking up, serving humbly, giving, believing in supernatural miracles and more
Committing our life to introducing more people to God, personally maturing and helping others grow in
maturity through teaching, discipling, serving, and more
Recognizing there is an enemy: noticing his schemes, getting free from his lies, intentionally choosing God
and truth instead, being diligent to break off sin patterns and fighting back through prayer, repentance,
worship, action, and faith
Respecting others regardless of different choices, lifestyles, beliefs, and conflict.
Believing everyone is worthy of high regard, compassion, and being heard and loved.
The art of being vulnerable and wise (not overly defended living like you have to protect yourself all the time, or
living overly exposed giving yourself away or over to the mercy of others without boundaries)
Having friendships where you are deeply known and that are mutually beneficial, which will include
vulnerability, genuine care, serving, listening, humility, encouragement, kindness and respect
Viewing others with respect, not seeing yourself above or below anyone else, learning to live without envy,
comparison, pride, or insecurity