LESSON Month 01-Day 17
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 13:1-32. 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 tells His disciples, “I have explained the secrets about the Kingdom of Heaven to you.”
Servant: It’s wonderful that, by reading the Bible, we can listen as Jesus explains divine secrets that can help us make 12 disciples for Jesus who do likewise.
D: What’s after baptism with water?
S: Baptism with the Holy Spirit.
D: John the Baptist said Jesus will baptize us with the Holy Spirit, didn’t He?
S: Congratulations, you remembered. It was in our reading for Day 3 in Matthew 3:11.
D: Excuse me for asking but Who, or What, is the Holy Spirit?
S: He is the Spirit of God.
D: What can He do for me? Or, even better, what can I do for Him?
S: Jesus says in John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you”.
D: Wow, I can use that kind of help with my 12 for Jesus training. What else does Jesus say about the Holy Spirit?
A: John 15:26: “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth (Holy Spirit), who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me”.
D: Jesus knew we’d need help, didn’t He?
S: Yes, in John 14:16-17 Jesus says, “And I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Holy Spirit), that He may abide with you forever… the Spirit of truth (Holy Spirit), whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you will know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you”.
D: This is interesting. What else does Jesus say about the Holy Spirit?
S: Jesus promises us in Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses…”. The very day that the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, 3,000 people believed in Jesus.
D: Sounds as though the Holy Spirit can help me make 12 disciples for Jesus, right?
S: Right. The Holy Spirit will even speak through you. Jesus says in Mark13:11, “… for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit” and in Luke 12:11-12, “… do not worry about… what you should say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you should say”.
D: That’s even better than a teleprompter.
S: Tune in again tomorrow for more about God, in the form of the precious, wonderful Holy Spirit.