Theme: The Results of Following
Text: Matthew 10:21-33
- God will PROVIDE.
19 “When you are arrested, don’t worry about what to say at your trial, for you will be given the right words at the right time. 20 For it won’t be you doing the talking—it will be the Spirit of your heavenly Father speaking through you! – Matt 10:19-20
- God will DEFEND.
26 But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when the truth will be revealed: their secret plots will become public information.27 “What I tell you now in the gloom, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ears, proclaim from the housetops! – Matt 10:26-27
- God will PRESERVE.
Don’t be afraid of those who can kill only your bodies—but can’t touch your souls! Fear only God who can destroy both soul and body in hell. – Matt 10:28
- God will ATTEND.
29 Not one sparrow (What do they cost? Two for a penny?) can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. 30 And the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t worry! You are more valuable to him than many sparrows. – Matt 10:29-31
Application: What have you learned about Jesus and the nature of discipleship from this lesson?
Prayer: Pray for each other to further develop overwhelming/sustaining faith.