LESSON Month 01-Day 30
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 24:30-31
Today’s Scripture: Matthew 20:17-34 and Matthew 21:1-22. 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 you 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 – how ever you can best come back for reminder and review.
Disciple: Why do we have double scripture readings today?
Servant: Because 12 for Jesus uses 12 months of 30 days each but the New Testament reading schedule was originally created for the calendar year.
D: In other words, our Month 1 has 30 days but January has 31 days, right?
S: Right. Can you guess why 12 for Jesus uses 12 months of 30 days each?
D: So new people can begin with Month 1 Day 1 at the beginning of any month?
D: So I might have people in my 12 who are doing various months of the training?
S: Yes, it works fine.
D: What do you have to share with us today?
S: In our scripture reading today, Jesus tells us to serve others.
D: May I be frank?
D: I’d rather be served than to serve others. Is that unusual?
S: That’s how most of us feel until we understand the benefits of serving God by serving others.
D: You have my attention.
S: Jesus instructs us to serve in order to “become great” and to “be first” (verses 26-27).
D: Later, in Matthew 23:11, Jesus says: “But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant”.
S: In Matthew 24:44-51, Jesus says He is coming back unexpectedly but, in a parable, He tells us to be a “faithful and wise servant” and we will be “blessed”.
D: Mark 9:35 reports, “And He (Jesus) sat down, called the 12, and said to them, ‘If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all’.”
S: Jesus says that He came, “…to serve…” (verse 28). Jesus Christ, the King of kings (1 Timothy 6:15), humbled himself to serve us. That’s amazing, isn’t it?
D: Yes. Is this why you answer the phone, “El Paso for Jesus. How may we serve you?”
S: Yes. The apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 9:19, “…I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more (for Jesus).” In 2 Timothy 2:24-26 it says, “And the servant of the Lord…” must witness to the lost, “…so they may know the truth… .”
D: Does that mean that, as I am a servant to God and others, I am to witness to the lost?
S: Yes, and some of them will probably join your 12. Jesus will then say to you, “…Well done, good and faithful servant. … Enter into the joy of you Lord” (Matthew 25:21).