When they were called, we see how we are called. When Jesus teaches and prays for them, we learn He does the same for us. When Jesus empowers them, in that we learn how we are empowered as well. When Jesus wants them to focus on following Him, He speaks the same words to us. And, when Jesus sends them out to work the Great Commission, we learn that we are not exempt from this part of the calling; rather, with one foot in front of the other, we are to go and reach the world for Christ.
Each of these lessons is designed to be used as individual lessons, or as seen here, they can be grouped together to be used as a series. Below you will find six links to the lessons I offer in this series.
As always, while I provide resources and activities for lessons and lesson development, I encourage my readers to do their own personal studies as well.
To access the lessons, simply click on the links below.
This lesson explores the calling of the original twelve disciples/apostles, and it also calls us, as individuals, to follow Jesus as well. Father God, may our hearts be tied to our Savior and may our feet follow wherever He calls us. Thank You for welcoming us into Your family. Thank You for making us a part of Your holy calling. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray, AMEN!
What does Christianity look like to you? Many have a wrong idea of what it truly means to be a follower of Christ. Jesus set about in this lesson to instruct His followers on how they should live. And, the awesome thing about Jesus, He didn’t just teach it, but He lived it Himself.
Jesus prayed for His disciples and Jesus prayed for you, too. We who have believed are covered by the prayers of Christ that we might go out into the world and help others believe also.
We all need to be empowered with His Spirit to do His work! We cannot do this alone.
As Christians, God expects us to follow Christ in every sense of the word. Christ is our guide in everything. As He lived, so too are we called to live. 1 John 2:6 tells us, “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked,” (see also John 13:15). Christ is our ruler whereby we measure the life we live, and His standards are the guide to our pathway.
Each Christian believer now has the role and responsibility to, “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled,” (Luke 14:23). The call of the Great Commission belongs to all who are in Christ. And with that, He sends His followers, and tells them to, “Go!”
I hope you enjoy these lessons. My prayer is that these lessons will be helpful to you personally or to use in your own classroom settings. Many blessings to you all!