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Count the Cost!

Lesson No.

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Jul 2, 2022

Subject: Count the Cost!

Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 5: 15 – 27

Memory Verse: Matthew 16: 26


Objective: To emphasize that nothing is more valuable than salvation.


1. Consistency is a must, what are the dire consequences that await those who lose sight of their calling? 1 Kings 13: 7 – 24


2. Achan learned the hard way that greed can only lead to calamity, how is this played out in the scriptures? Joshua 7: 11 – 26; Did it end any better for Judas? Matthew 26: 14 – 16, 47 – 50 & Matthew 27: 1 – 5


3. Pursuing what God does not desire for us is asking for trouble. What example can we look at that supports this theory? 2 Kings 5: 15 – 27; Also, covetousness has the power to blind one’s eyes and cloud one’s judgment. How does doctor Luke caution us regarding this silent, yet deadly sin? Luke 12: 15


Note: Gehazi went from 2nd in command to being a leper, Judas from a disciple to a suicide victim, the man of God from a prophet to a prey. We are called to be conscious & committed. To know who we are serving & why we are following God. Our priority cannot be on temporal gain. For too long we have remained faithful to the “belly god”. Our resolve should be to glorify the great and holy God of Israel.


4. What conclusion did the Apostle Paul, though accomplished, come to? Philippians 3: 7 – 8


5. How did one with great possession treat the invitation from Jesus to come and follow Him? Luke 18: 18 – 23


6. Some persons thought that Jesus had some hard sayings & went back on the confession of their faith, Peter on the other hand, understanding the cost of his discipleship, made what profound statement? John 6: 60 – 69


Note: From time to time we see people of God start out with a bang but somewhere along the way they are derailed spiritually. Let us keep our focus & know the worth of our salvation. Be sober, be vigilant for our adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour.


7. A ray of hope comes to all believers, simple but beautifully put in Matthew 24: 13. (Discuss briefly)

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