This quarter surveys several calls to ministry and the expectations of those called. Calls to service, as recorded in the Gospels of Mark and Luke, are highlighted. We explore Paul’s call to ministry, with special attention to the Roman church. On Easter Sunday, we examine Matthew’s account of the Resurrection.
UNIT 1 • Call to Discipleship
This unit has four sessions and highlights several aspects of what it means to be called by Jesus as a disciple. They include hospitality, counting the cost, reaching the lost, and salvation for all people.
Lesson 1: March 3, 2019
Called to Humility and Hospitality
People crave recognition and status, but are never satisfied and always want more. How does one find true fulfillment in relationship with others? Jesus taught that demonstrating humility and extending unselfish hospitality bring fulfillment in this life and the life to come.
Lesson 2: March 10, 2019
A Costly Call
Mark 1:16–20; Luke 14:25–33
People are always faced with choices between the comfortable, easy way and the more helpful but challenging way. How do we make the right choice? Jesus challenged His hearers to count the cost and recognize the consequences of discipleship.