LESSON Month 01-Day 20
This end times discipleship program is uniquely designed to make disciples for Christ using the Word and a simple process of multiplication while increasing your circle of friends and having fun.
Keep in mind that we are entering in to the last days and there is a desperate need for prepared kingdom workers who understand the times in which we live!
Weekly memory Scripture: John 3:16
Today’s Scripture: Matthew 14:22-36. Please Underline verses that will help you make 12 end times disciples for Jesus.
Identify, in a way you can come back to for review, what scripture from today’s reading that will help me make 12 end times disciples for Jesus. You may want to highlight the scripture in your bible or you may want to write it out – however you can best come back for reminder and review.
Disciple: Our scripture reading today contains more miracles. Jesus walked on water! Not only that, He invited Peter to step out of the boat and join Him.
Servant: You have stepped out of the boat by participating in 12 for Jesus. Jesus has reached out His hand to help you get your 12. Congratulations.
D: At the end of verse 32, when Peter and Jesus got back in the boat and the wind died down, the disciples were overwhelmed, weren’t they?
S: Yes, they worshiped Jesus and said, “You really are the Son of God!” Let’s ask someone to join our family of 12 today. Our loving leader is the Son of God.
D: I want God’s will to be accomplished through my body, not mine. Any suggestions?
S: Jesus told His Father the night before He was crucified, “…But do what You want, and not what I want.” (Matthew 26:39)
D: That’s a great example for us, isn’t it?
S: Yes. Do you know what Jesus calls this act of having God’s will be done through us instead of our own?
S: That’s close. Jesus calls it, “dying to self.” It’s saying “No” to our desires and ambitions and “Yes” to God’s plan for our lives.
D: That’s strong. Where in the Bible does Jesus say that?
S: Jesus says it in Matthew, Mark and Luke. Matthew 16:24-25 states that Jesus told His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find It.” Jesus says the same thing in Mark 8:35 but adds, “”…whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.” Luke 9:23-24 reports that Jesus gave the same message but adds in 17:33,“Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.”
D: In other words, get out of God’s way and let Him do His thing through my body. Right?
S: Right. Romans 12:1 sheds some light with, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God which is your reasonable service.” In John 12:24-25 Jesus says, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world (and chooses to die to self) will keep it for eternal life.”
S: There will be more tomorrow about the precious Spirit of the Living God, The Holy Spirit.