Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
The title of this quarter’s study is “The Call of God in the New Testament”
This quarter examines God’s call in stories from the New Testament. The greatest call came to Jesus. Other calls in the New Testament led to the extension of Christian ministry into the known world.
Unit I, “The Beginning of a Call,”has four lessons from the gospel of Matthew and the book of Hebrews. Lesson 1 highlights the heritage of Jesus. Lesson 2 tells the story of Jesus’ birth. Lesson 3 speaks of the witness of the Magi to Jesus’ call as the Messiah. Lesson 4 tells of the call of John the Baptist.
Unit II, “Jesus and Calls in His Ministry,” hpresents four lessons about Jesus’ ministry. Luke emphasizes Jesus’ call to proclamation and ministry, and identifies Jesus as one who calls followers. Mark speaks to Jesus’ call to a ministry of healing. John gives us a look at Jesus’ call as the intercessor for those who follow him.
Unit III, “The Call of Women,” is a five-week study highlighting women in ministry. Lesson 9 is a focus on prophesying women mentioned in the New Testament. Lesson 10 is a focus on the Samaritan woman’s evangelistic ministry. Lesson 11 in an exploration of Mary Magdalene’s call to unwavering discipleship. Lesson 12 is a study on the impact of Priscilla’s ministry. Lesson 13 is a focus on Lydia’s call to service and hospitality.
Unit 1: The Beginning of a Call
December 6, 2020
Fulfiling One’s Calling
Hebrews 1:1-5; Matthew 1:1-6, 16-17
December 13, 2020
Called to Participate in a Promise
Matthew 1:18-25
December 20, 2020
International Honor for the King of the World
Matthew 2:7:15
December 27,2020
Get Ready

Matthew 3:1-12

Unit II: Jesus and Calls in His Ministry
January 3, 2021
An Amazing Ministry
Luke 4:14-22a
January 10, 2021
The Ultimate Fish Story
Luke 5:1-11
January 17, 2021
Healing for the Whole Person

Mark 2:1-12

January 24, 2021
Standing in the Gap
John 17:14-24
Unit III: The Call of Women
January 31, 2021
Women Speak Out
Luke 2:36-38; Acts 1:16-21; 21:8-9
February 7, 2021
No Insignificant Witnesses
John 4:25-42
February 14, 2021
Showinig Loyalty
Luke 8:1-3; Mark 15:40; John 20:10-18
February 21, 2021
Risk Taker
Acts 18:1-3; 18-21, 24-26; Romans 16:3-4
February 28, 2021
Showing Generous Hospitality
Acts 16:11-14, 40; 1 Corinthians 1:26-30