LESSON 7 17/1/2016
PAUL: THE MENTOR AND STRATEGIST
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 257, 259
Devotional Reading: Acts 9:11-16
Topic for Adults: Guide by Your Experience
Topic for Youths: Plan for Success
Topic for Intermediates: Listen to Counsel
Scripture Lesson: Acts 16:1-5; 2 Tim. 1: 11-14; Acts 13: 1-3; 16: 6-12.
Memory Verse: Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. (1 Cor 11:1) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
You And Your Mentor(s)
1 Cor. 11:1-3
The relationship between you and your mentor is very vital to your success in life. It must, therefore, be sincere, cordial, purposeful and result driven. Your mentor will guide you with his or her experience, maturity and patient monitoring, having regard to your known weaknesses and strength. He may furnish you with materials and sometimes render financial assistance, if need be. He or she may give you specific tasks and assignment with deadlines. Mentors will not do the work for you, but they provide patterns for you to train. As they do some of these things, you need to follow their examples, heed their advice, read their books, carry out their assignments, answer their questions sincerely and objectively, work hard to beat given deadlines, make frequent references to them and their works, be close to them and cherish what they cherish. You can only benefit from mentoring if you are responsible, humble and accountable.
Point of Emphasis: Be accountable to your chosen mentor(s)
Prayer Point: Lord, give me helpful mentors and the grace to work under them.