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Looking Beyond the Four Walls

Lesson No.

12

Jun 17, 2023

Subject: Looking Beyond the Four Walls

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 4: 1 – 18

Memory Verse: Luke 10: 2


Objective: To understand our role in spreading the gospel of the Kingdom of God in this dying world.


1. What roles were given to aid the spreading of the gospel? Ephesians 4:11; and what is said of these individuals? Matthew 5: 13 & 14 (first part)


Note: We were not called to only impact the church, but most importantly, the world around us. Christ did not say that we are light of the church. In fact, we are called to be the light in the world. We have an assignment to the unsaved and unreached in the world. Let us not be confined to the four walls, but look beyond, as the ministry of God cannot be fulfilled there.


2. According to Luke 10: 2, a contrast was made between the harvest and the labourers. How was this highlighted?


3. The ministry of John the Baptist started in the wilderness of Judaea. What was his message to the dying world? Matthew 3: 1 – 3. What similar message was preached by Jesus during His ministry? Matthew 4: 12 – 17; what were the roles that He performed? Luke 4: 18; Matthew 4: 23


4. Jesus’ ministry was not limited to teaching in the synagogues. How was this illustrated, and who was with Him during His ministry? Luke 8: 1 – 3


Note: The message of the Kingdom is a message of love and eternal salvation. The goal is not just merely edifying, but moving sinners’ hearts with the word of God in an effort to yield repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Reaching lost souls goes beyond the four walls. It can be daunting and a major challenge, but like Jesus, whose ministry was not limited to a time and place, and Who moved as the Spirit led, let us follow His example.


5. After much training, Jesus summoned His disciples and imparted what to them? Luke 9: 1; and what commission was given? Luke 9: 2; Matthew 10: 5 – 13


6. Not everyone will be receptive to the spoken words of God. How was this seen during Jesus’ ministry? Mark 6: 1 – 6. What reminder is given in verse 4, and how are we commanded to deal with persons who refuse to accept the spoken words of God? Mark 6: 11


7. Paul did not reform or change the message of the gospel amidst the odds. How did he continue his ministry? Acts 28: 30 – 31; and like Paul, what should be our desire when spreading the gospel? Ephesians 6: 19 – 20


8. Like the parable of those who were bidden, how are we commanded to spread the gospel in this present time? Luke 14: 23. What will be the fate of those who refuse to take heed, in comparison to those who remain within the four walls? Luke 14: 24; Matthew 25: 41 – 46

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