SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIPNovember 1, 2018
ENCOUNTERS WITH GODNovember 1, 2018
COURSE 1 | LOVE CHURCH
School Of Discipleship
ABOUT THE BOOK: S.O.D. “School Of Discipleship” is a powerful Discipleship Program to help churches train believers to become followers of Jesus Christ. The series is based on the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. The Great Commandment is found in Mark 12:30-31 where we are commanded to love God and our neighbors." The Great Commission is found in Matthew 28:19-20 where Jesus commissioned us to "go, teach and make disciples." This entire series consists of 4 books of 32 Lessons, which takes the bible student on a spiritual discipleship journey. Some of the topics include: Doctrine, Bible Survey, Ordinances, Spiritual Disciplines, Evangelism, Missions, Finding Your Ministry, Spiritual Gifts, Preaching, Leadership, Conflict, The 8 “D’s” of Discipleship, The Holy Spirit and so much more. These books can be used in a variety of ways but recommended to be taught in 4 semesters over a year period.
„Matthew 3:13 says, Then Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to talk Him out of it. "I am the one who needs to be baptized by You," he said, "so why are You coming to me?" 15 But Jesus said, "It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires." So John agreed to baptize Him. At first glance, it might appear that Jesus did not need to be baptized. Why? He was sinless, and baptism symbolizes death to the old sinful life. But Jesus had no “old sinful life.” Even John the Baptist was taken back that Jesus wanted to be baptized by him. John quickly realized his own sinful condition and felt unworthy to baptize the spotless Lamb of God… Jesus Christ. In fact John said in Matthew 3:14 “I need to be baptized by You and You are coming to me?” Jesus replied in Matthew 3:15 by saying “It is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Even Jesus felt baptism was so important that He Himself was baptized. It is interesting to note that John the Baptist was from the line of Levi and a direct descendant of Aaron (Moses’ brother). Luke 1:5 specifically mentions that John’s parents were both of the Aaronic priestly line. One of the duties of the priests in the Old Testament was to prepare and present the sacrifices to the Lord. When Jesus said “it is fitting” we could see that Jesus’ baptism was necessary as a priestly preparation of the Ultimate Sacrifice.”