LESSON Month 01-Day 16
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 12:22-50. 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, Jesus heals a man who was blind and mute because he had a demon in him.
Servant: Jesus said that in order to heal someone like this man, the strong man demon must be driven out first. Remember that we have power over all the forces of evil by using Jesus’ name.
D: At the end of today’s reading Jesus says, “Anyone who obeys My Father in Heaven is My brother or sister or mother.”
S: How sweet it is! Let’s teach our 12 how to obey God.
D: Yesterday we learned about being “born again” into the family of God. What’s next?
S: Baptism with water.
D: Tell me about baptism.
S: Jesus teaches in Mark 16:16 that if you believe and are baptized, you will be saved.
D: Even Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, wasn’t He?
S: Yes, we read about it in Matthew 3:13-17.
D: What’s the purpose of baptism?
S: Baptism with water is symbolic of dying to your old self and, through the Father, Son & Holy Spirit, being born again into the family of God.
D: Anything else?
S: Yes. It also represents us dying with Jesus on the cross, being buried with Him and then being raised back to our new life with Him. In Romans 6:4 we are told, “When we were baptized, we died and were buried with Christ. We were baptized, so that we would have new life, as Christ was raised to life by the glory of God the Father”.
D: Any other scriptures about baptism with water?
S: Yes, plenty. For example, in Acts 16:23-34 it tells about a jailer who asks, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Peter and Silas answered, “… Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” They did and it reports in verse 33, “…immediately he and all his family were baptized”.
D: Is baptism by water just a splash or do I go completely under the water?
S: Both are used but, since Jesus was submerged, that’s preferred by many people.
D: When can I be baptized in water?
S: Whenever you want.
D: Good, let’s do it. Anything more?
S: Your water baptism is an act of dying to your old self and becoming born again into the family of God. You’ll remember it forever.