5/6/2016 LESSON 1
JOSIAH: A CATALYST OF REVIVAL
Quarter’s Theme: BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
Unit 1 – God’s Plan For Our Salvation (Lessons 1-4)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 6, 418
Devotional Reading: ACTS 9:1-15
Topic For Adults
WHO ARE YOU IN CHRIST?
Topic For Youths
DO YOU HAVE A GOOD TESTIMONY IN CHRIST?
Topic For Intermediates
WHAT IS YOUR EARNEST DESIRE?
ROM. 1:1-15; ACTS 9:15-16; 13:1-3
Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the Gospel of God (Rom. 1:1) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Paul’s Call Into The Ministry
10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, o“Here I am, Lord.”
11 And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying,
12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.”
13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.
14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.
16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”
17 So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized;
19 and taking food, he was strengthened.
The day Paul had an encounter with Jesus and few days after, he witnessed tremendous transformation in his life. Jesus told him that he was a chosen vessel of His and would take His name to the Gentiles and that he was going to suffer many things for Him. Do you know that right from the very day you gave your life to Jesus, He has chosen you to be His vessel unto honour also. He wants you to do certain things for Him to expand the kingdom of God. He has spoken to you through dreams, vision, the Bible, encouragement from the ministers of what you are to do. How have you been doing it? Paul was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, you too must not disobey God’s mission and vision for your life.
Point of Emphasis: Do quickly that which God has asked you to do.
Prayer Point: Lord, I surrender to Your mission and vision for my life .