LESSON Month 01-Day 04
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 the disciples are called end times disciples because we are entering in to the last days and there is a desperate need for prepared kingdom disciples who understand the times in which we live!
Weekly memory Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20.
Today’s Scripture: Matthew, Chapter 4. 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: In today’s scripture reading, Satan again tries to destroy Jesus by tempting Him, didn’t he?
Servant: Yes and Jesus effectively used scriptures to resist Satan.
D: That’s another reason why it is important for us to know the scriptures, isn’t it?
S: Yes, then Satan won’t be able to lie to us.
D: After 40 days of fasting and prayer, Jesus began to preach, “Turn back to God! The kingdom of heaven will soon be here.” (verse 17)
S: That message is still needed today.
D: Next Jesus began to gather His disciples. Jesus knew who His disciples were and when He said, “Come with Me”, they did. They left everything and followed Jesus.
S: Then Jesus went all over Galilee preaching, healing and casting out demons. At the same time He was training his 12 disciples by allowing them to spend time with Him.
D: Is this training for new or old Christians?
S: Both. It’s primarily for new but it’s also very helpful for old.
D: How long does it take to do the daily scripture reading?
S: Only about 5 minutes a day.
D: And we’ll read the entire New Testament in one year?
S: Yes, Jesus tells us in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:20), “… teach them to do everything I have told you.”
D: Reading the entire New Testament is a good way to do that. What about the Old Testament?
S: The New Testament has a lot of references to the Old Testament. Also, our daily lessons include over 500 quotes from the Old Testament.
D: How long would it take to read the Old Testament in a year?
S: An extra 15 minutes/day.
D: What’s the difference between the Old and New Testaments?
S: The Old is before the birth of Jesus and the New is after.
D: What version of the New Testament do you use for discipleship training?
S: Several, including the Contemporary English Version (CEV) from the American Bible Society (ABS). It’s easy to understand. You can use other versions if you prefer.
D: When is the best time to invest 12 minutes for my daily discipleship training?
S: First thing in the morning, before interruptions begin. Just get up 12 minutes earlier in the morning by going to bed 12 minutes earlier at night. We can redeem the time by watching less TV.