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Jesus and His Disciples. Lesson 5. Formula in the Lessons. Personal preparation. Active service. Quarter Overview. Outline. The “Kingdom of God” (Luke 1:76) Witnessing instructions (Matt. 10). Who to witness to (Matt. 10:5, 6; 28:19).

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Jesus and His Disciples

Lesson 5


Formula in the Lessons

Personal preparation

Active service


Quarter Overview


Outline

  • The “Kingdom of God” (Luke 1:76)

  • Witnessing instructions (Matt. 10).

  • Who to witness to (Matt. 10:5, 6; 28:19).

    The original disciples received witnessing instructions based on timeless principles. They work just as well today when properly understood and applied.


“The Kingdom is at Hand”

  • The disciples had a hard time under-standing the “kingdom.”

  • Two Old Testament pictures of the Messiah

King – Gen. 49 “Jacob”

Suffering – Isa. 53


“The Kingdom is at Hand”

  • The disciples had a hard time under-standing the “kingdom.”

27 AD

Two years

One year

John 6:69

Crisis in Galilee

John 1:40-42 – Recognize Jesus as messiah

Matt. 4:18; Luke 5

Called to full-time discipleship


“The Kingdom is at Hand”

  • The disciples had a hard time under-standing the “kingdom.”

6 months

6-9 months

  • Six months training

  • No public ministry

Matt. 16:13 First time called the Messiah


Sunday“The Kingdom is at Hand”

  • The disciples had a hard time under-standing the “kingdom.”

  • Five “nows” the disciples had to learn:

    • Now . . .

    • Now . . .

    • Now . . .

    • Now . . .

    • Now . . .


Sunday“The Kingdom is at Hand”

  • Statements relating to the “kingdom”

    • Martin Luther King: “I have seen the promised land”

    • John the Baptist: “The kingdom of God is at hand.”

    • “Kingdom age” theology: The rule of God on earth is defined as control of all social institutions.


MondayMissionary Instructions

  • Matt 10

  • What does “wise as serpents and harmless of doves” mean?

  • Why did the disciples only go to fellow Jews?

  • How to you account for the miracles performed by the disciples?

  • What kind of reception might they expect?


TuesdayJews and Gentiles

  • THE big problem in most of the New Testament.

  • How do you coordinate Matt. 10:5,6 with Matt. 28:18-20?

  • What is “cultural sensitivity?”

  • Why were the Jews “first to hear the message of God?”


WednesdayA Holistic Ministry

  • Matt. 10:7,8

  • Luke 4:18,19


ThursdayDo Not Be Afraid

  • Afraid of whom?

  • Matt. 10:22

  • Paul: 2 Corinthians 6:3-10

  • How does Paul end this review of his missionary activity?


Putting It All Together

  • Jesus teaching of the disciples:

  • Their personal preparation?

  • Their active service?


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