LESSON 7 15/1/2017
THE PARABLES OF GROWTH
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 92, 94
Devotional Reading: Acts 4:1-4
Topic For Adults: Sow The Seed With Simplicity
Topic For Youths: The Invisible Transforming Power
Topic For Intermediates: Knowledge Of Mysteries Of God’s Kingdom
Scripture Lesson: Matt. 13:31-33; Acts 1:4-8
Memory Verse: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field which indeed is the least of all the seeds, but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree” (Matt. 13:31b:32a) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
God’s Kingdom From Eternity To Eternity
Dan. 2:34-35, 44-45
Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel chapter 2 gives us revelation about five kingdoms. The stone which supernaturally cut off the image of the fourth kingdom i.e. the Roman kingdom is the fifth kingdom and would be established by Christ Jesus forever. Though Babylonian astrology, Medo-Persian ethic, Greek art and philosophy, Roman law and ideas are still around, all these will definitely pass away. Christ’s kingdom has a small and humble beginning in the life of believers. It will grow and destroy the world’s order and last forever. Without gain-saying, the world order with its philosophy and values must be completely destroyed for Christ’s kingdom to be fully established. Since Christ’s kingdom would fill the whole Earth and extend to the New Heaven and Earth, allow the kingdom to be realised in your life. Also, preach the kingdom to others.
Point of Emphasis: The kingdom of Christ is forever.
Prayer Point: Help me O Lord, to be part of Christ’s kingdom that will last forever.