LESSON Month 01-Day 08
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: Matthew 22:37-39.
Today’s Scripture: Matthew, Chapter 7. 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: The remarkable Sermon on the Mount continues today with Matthew 7.
Servant: Yes, the people were impressed with Jesus’ teaching. The last verse says, ‘He taught them like someone with authority… .”
D: The first lesson Jesus teaches us today is, “Don’t condemn (judge) others, and God will not condemn you. He will be as hard on you as you are on others! He will treat you exactly as you treat them.” (verses 1 & 2)
S: In verse 12 Jesus adds what has become known as the Golden Rule, “Treat others as you want them to treat you… .”
D: In verses 7-11, Jesus encourages us to, “ask, search and knock”.
S: Over the years I have found this to be good advice. Ask, and keep asking, and you shall receive from God. I asked for about 6 years before receiving the vision of 12.
D: In verses 13 & 14, Jesus teaches us that God’s way to blessings takes effort to find.
S: Yes, reading the Bible gives us a spiritual roadmap.
D: In verses 15-20, Jesus tells us to be like a “good tree” that “produces good fruit”.
S: Yes, because “Every tree that produces bad fruit (or no fruit) will be chopped down and burned.”
D: Ouch! Good fruit for us includes making 12 disciples for Jesus who do likewise, right?
S: Right. Let’s tell someone today about how investing 12 minutes a day will help us ‘produce good fruit”.
D: In addition to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), what else did Jesus tell us to do?
S: The Great Commandment.
D: What’s that?
S: Jesus tells us to love God. You can read it in Matthew 22:37.
D: Makes sense. What else?
S: Jesus tells us the second great commandment is to love others just as we love ourselves. That’s in Matthew 22:39.
D: So love is the bottom line, right?
D: How can I learn to love better?
S: Experience God’s love for you.
S: During prayer, ask and keep asking, “God, do you love me?” Wait for His response. It’s life changing.
D: These Great Commandments are our scripture memory verses for this week.
S: They are. Let’s show love for others by asking, “May I ask you a question?” and “Do you attend a weekly Bible study?”