09: Our Mission – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus appointed twelve disciples to preach, and later seventy disciples to evangelize. Jesus entrusted His church with the gospel commission..

gless09-2014c[Lesson Plan for Our Mission August 25, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 24:14.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Is this saying that we can hasten Jesus coming by preaching the gospel to everyone?
c. Personal Application: In what ways is your local church preaching the gospel preparing people for the end times? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “With internet, cable, and satellite TV, the church can reach the world. We don’t need personal witnesses anymore – we have evangelists and multimedia to finish the work.” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Matthew 28:19,20.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What are some of the ways we have normally went about “teaching all nations” and baptizing people? What do you think is the most successful method?
c. Personal Application: How good is your church in following up new converts to the faith in continuing to guide, mentor, teach, and disciple? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “I don’t think God is with the church right now because the church hasn’t followed God’s instructions and there are dissentions and troubles in the leadership.” How would you respond to your neighbor?

3. Have a volunteer read Revelation 14:6-12.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. Why are the three angel’s messages called the everlasting gospel? Aren’t these for a specific time? What makes them the eternal good news?
Note: The first angel’s message contains God’s restoration message IN us of the physical, mental, and spiritual victories lost in the garden of Eden and restored FOR us in the wilderness by Jesus.)
c. Personal Application: What do the three angel’s messages mean to you? How have you used them to share with others? Share your experience.
d. Case Study: One of your friends states, “I don’t worry about Revelation. It can’t be understood anyway. That’s for people after the rapture to figure out.” How would you respond to your friend?

4. Have a volunteer read John 20:21.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. Was Jesus speaking here of His disciples, or can we apply this message to His people today? Is this speaking of ordained ministers, teachers, and evangelists – or the whole church body?
c. Personal Application: Do you feel and believe that that you have been called to salvation? Do you feel and believe you have been sent to bring salvation to others? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Note : “Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.” MH p. 149.

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09: Our Mission – Lesson Plan — 3 Comments

  1. This is some real important studies that need to be taught. I really enjoyed this as devotion this morning. Now I must go share with my church family and community. With Gods help the message will be received.

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  2. Matthew 24:14
    And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

    b. Is this saying that we can hasten Jesus coming by preaching the gospel to everyone?
    Well, then the end shall come – means, the end cannot come until the preaching to all the world is complete. So, I think to some extent, yes, we can hasten Jesus doing just so.

    c. Personal Application: In what ways is your local church preaching the gospel preparing people for the end times? Share your thoughts.
    (i) Preaching – Evangelistic meetings
    (ii) Outreach – Providing free cooking classes, helping the community with annual tax preparation, participating in foreign missions (Maranatha), providing free lunches to visitors every Sabbath, providing Christian education to the community…etc.

    d. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “With internet, cable, and satellite TV, the church can reach the world. We don’t need personal witnesses anymore – we have evangelists and multimedia to finish the work.” How would you respond to your relative?
    Preaching through the media is great and has helped the gospel enter “the difficult to access areas” faster. As a matter of fact, there are individuals who’d rather watch/listen to the gospel at the comfort of their homes. However, there are still other individuals who could benefit from personal touch. It is important to remember that preaching the gospel is not just about what we hear but what we see. For example; feeding the hungry, clothing the homeless, visiting the sick/prisoners, giving rides to medical appointments, being there for those who need us…etc.

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  3. Matthew 28:19 (NKJV)
    Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

    a. Share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage. ”Making disciples” is the most important point in this passage.

    b. What are some of the ways we have normally went about “teaching all nations” and baptizing people? What do you think is the most successful method?

    Following a little bit of “Maslow's hierarchy of needs” i.e., meeting people’s basic needs (food, water, shelter, medical needs …etc) before moving on to sharing the good news.

    c. Personal Application: How good is your church in following up new converts to the faith in continuing to guide, mentor, teach, and disciple? Share your thoughts.

    Follow up activities include; inviting new converts to our homes for social events such as; birthdays/weddings so that we can get better acquainted and learn from each other as we both continue to grow in Christ.

    d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “I don’t think God is with the church right now because the church hasn’t followed God’s instructions and there are dissentions and troubles in the leadership.” How would you respond to your neighbor?

    Yeah, we may have kicked Him out because of our actions but we can let Him back in. He says, “Here I am, I stand at the door and whoever hears my voice and opens, I will come in and dine…” (Rev 3:20)

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