Thursday: Church Planting
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Man on Tightrope Balancing High Bloodpressure

Read Matthew 10:5-10. Why would Jesus send His disciples out into the surrounding towns and villages without any resources? It seems strange that Jesus’ disciples would have direct orders to enter their ministry territory with little to sustain themselves. Apparently, Jesus placed His disciples in this situation to teach them dependence on God and also … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: On Being a Farmer
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Homeless, Sick, in Prison

Read John 4:35-38. What is Jesus telling us here about the different steps needed in reaching souls? The work of a farmer is multifaceted. Other types of farming work must be done before a harvest can be plentiful (Matt. 9:35-38). Not only reapers are needed in the Lord’s harvest field. Can you imagine a farmer … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Whole Recipe
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People Breaking Down a Wall

“ ‘You are the salt of the earth’ ” (Matthew 5:13, NIV). In this passage, Jesus is calling His followers to be “salt,” which is a transforming agent. The church is a “saltshaker,” which contains the “salt of the earth.” With what or whom should we, this “salt,” mix? Only with ourselves, or with ingredients … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Jesus on Community Outreach
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LIght

Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 4:16-19, Luke 10:25-37, Matt. 5:13, Isa. 2:8, John 4:35-38, Matt. 13:3-9. Memory Text: “Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people” (Matthew 4:23, NKJV). Robert Louis Stevenson, best … [Click to read more …]