Friday: Further Study
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Lifting the cross cuts away self from the soul, and places man where he learns how to bear Christ’s burdens. We cannot follow Christ without wearing His yoke, without lifting the cross and bearing it after Him. If our will is not in accord with the divine requirements, we are to deny our inclinations, give … [Click to read more …]

Are You a Full-time Pastor Where You Work?
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Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Cost of Discipleship
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Footprints on Beach

Socrates had Plato. Gamaliel had Saul. Leaders of various religions had their devout followers. The difference between discipleship in such cases and the discipleship of Jesus is that the former is based on the content of human philosophy, whereas the latter is rooted in the person and accomplishment of Jesus Himself. Thus, Christian discipleship rests … [Click to read more …]

04: The Call to Discipleship – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for The Call to Discipleship April 21, 2015] Calling. How is being a disciple like being a fisherman? Did Jesus choose the disciples and then call them? Has Jesus chosen you? How do you know? What do you think is the main requirement in becoming a disciple of Jesus today? Maybe you came into … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Sending the Seventy
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Read Luke 10:1-24. What does this account, of the sending out of the 70, teach us about the work of soul winning amid the reality of the great controversy? During His ministry, more than 12 disciples followed Jesus. When Peter addressed the believers leading to the selection of a substitute for Judas, the group consisted … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Call to Discipleship (Apr 25, ’15)
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Call to Discipleship” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School … [Click to read more …]

04: The Call to Discipleship – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : We cannot follow Christ without wearing the yoke, lifting the cross, and bearing it after Him. We are to step in Christ’s footprints. [Lesson plan for The Call to Discipleship April 20, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 9:23. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Commissioning of the Apostles
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Jesus Teaching Disciples to Pray

Read Luke 9:1-6 and Matthew 10:5-15. What spiritual truths can we learn from the verses about how Jesus called these men? Luke describes the commissioning of the apostles as a three-step process. First, Jesus called them together (Luke 9:1). The word call or calling is as vital to Christian mission as it is to Christian … [Click to read more …]