LESSON Month 01-Day 18
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 13:33-58. 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 verse 51 of our scripture reading for today, “Jesus asked His disciples if they understood all these things. They said, ‘Yes, we do’.”
Servant: Then Jesus told them in verse 53, “… Every student of the Scriptures who becomes a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like someone who brings out new and old treasures from the storeroom.”
D: Let’s tell people about the treasures from God that 12 for Jesus is helping us discover.
S: And it takes an investment of only 12 minutes a day.
D: Tell me more about the wonderful Holy Spirit?
S: Remember what you said about “love” being the bottom line of the teachings of Jesus? Well, Paul says in Romans 5:5, “…God has given us the Holy Spirit who fills our hearts with His (God’s) love.”
D: The Holy Spirit can help me experience God’s love and even help me to love?
S: That’s what the Bible says.
D: How did you get filled with the Holy Spirit?
S: God supernaturally arranged it. Jack Baron, a retired plumbing contractor, laid hands on me and prayed. Over 300 people got baptized in the Holy Spirit through him. Jack became my beloved spiritual mentor. He’s enjoying his rewards in heaven now.
D: How can I get baptized in the Holy Spirit?
S: First, ask with faith for your heavenly Father to fill you with His Holy Spirit. Jesus says in Luke 11:13, “… your heavenly Father is… ready to give the Holy Spirit to anyone who asks.”
D: OK, what’s next?
S: Clean the temple.
S: The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 3:16, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” You, the temple, need cleaning so your body can be used by God. More on this later.
D: Do I get filled with the Holy Spirit after baptism with water?
S: Some people do. In Acts 2:38, Peter, a disciple of Jesus, seems to indicate that you receive the Holy Spirit when you are water baptized in the name of Jesus. On the other hand, in Acts 18:14-17, people had been baptized in the name of Jesus but did not get the Holy Spirit until the disciples laid hands on them and prayed. Acts 10:44-48 even says that some people received the Holy Spirit first and then were baptized in water.
D: Interesting. What else?
S: Tomorrow we’ll share more about the wonderful Holy Spirit. Meanwhile, let’s tell someone about 12 for Jesus.