LESSON Month 01-Day 25
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 3:3
Today’s Scripture: Matthew 18:1-20. 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: Our scripture reading today is another sparkling gem from Jesus, isn’t it?
Servant: It is. Jesus teaches us in verses 2-14 to be humble like a child and reminds us that the consequence of causing the little ones to sin will be horrible.
D: Jesus says His Father, “… doesn’t want any of these little ones to be lost.” (verse 14)
S: Jesus adds another facet to this gem in verses 15-17 by pointing out what to do if a believer sins against you.
D: In verse 19, Jesus says: “I promise you that when any two of you on earth agree about something you are praying for, my
Father in Heaven will do it for you.”
S: Let’s agree about making 12 disciples for Jesus who do likewise.
D: I agree. Jesus concludes our reading with, “Whenever two or three of you come together in My name, I am there with you.”
S: When we gather to pray, let’s invite Jesus to join us. He is our special guest.
D: And when we talk to prospects for our 12 for Jesus family, take Jesus with us.
S: When we do, it’s encouraging to watch as people respond to Jesus’ tender love.
D: What comes after baptism with water and with the Holy Spirit?
S: Baptism with fire.
D: Excuse me?
S: Remember in Matthew 3:11, it says “He (Jesus) will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
D: Sounds painful. What does it mean?
S: I am not sure.
D: What? You’re supposed to know all.
S: In Acts 2:3, when they were getting filled with the Holy Spirit, it says, “Then they saw what looked like fiery tongues moving in all directions, and a tongue came and settled on each person there.”
D: Was that the baptism of fire?
S: Perhaps. Or is it a refining fire to purify us spiritually? Let’s look at the verse following Matthew 3:11 that says, “His threshing fork is in His hand, and He is ready to separate the wheat from the husks. He will store the wheat in a barn and burn the husks (wastes) in a fire that never goes out.”
D: So the baptism with fire may be a refining fire?
S: Maybe. In a prophecy about Jesus in Malachi 3:1-3 in the Old Testament, it says “… For He (Jesus) is like a refiner’s fire… And He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings in righteousness.”
D: God, please purify us with the baptism of fire.
S: Make us a good example to our 12.