Read together Matthew 4:1-4. What do we learn about Jesus ‘going without’ good things so he could get better things? How has ‘going without’ made your life deeper and fuller? What did Jesus want more than food? What else can we learn from this passage?

40 DAYS OF ‘GOING WITHOUT’

I will commit to 40 days of going without…

Entertainment — TV Shows / Gaming / Music / Sports Center / Netflix /
Dining Out — Fast Food / Restaurants / Appetizers / Dessert /
Social Media — Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / TikTok / YouTube /
Food & Drink — Snacks / Caffeine / Alcohol / Wheat / Deep Fried /
Critical Words — Complaints / Negative Comments / Sarcastic Cuts /
Many Words — Continually Talking / Few Questions / Rarely Listening /
Self-Criticism — No Spoken or Unspoken Self-Criticism /
Extra Work — Overtime / Late Nights / Off Days / During Family Time
Purchasing — Clothes / Cars / Gadgets / Services / Accessories /
Isolation — Avoiding Conversation / Much Alone Time / Skipping Life Group
Other — __________________________________

Instead, for 40 days, I will practice…

Silence
Prayer
Meditation
Journaling
Rest
Sabbath
Worship
Exercise
Simple Eating
Serving Others
More Sleep
Less Sleep
Bible Reading
Bible Memorization
Studying
Friendship
Encouragement
Gratitude
Generosity
Other — _________________________________________

40 day mini-journal: each day I will write one word that describes my experience

I will end my 40 days of ‘going without’ with this celebration… ________________________________________

Two people I will ask to support me through these 40 Days are…
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