Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"No Time to Play, There's Work to be Done"

Church of the Living God
Bible Study Lesson
Presenter: Overseer Ennis F. Tait

Date:   Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Series: The Power of Healing and Deliverance
Scripture Reference:  Matthew 10:1

Today’s Discussion:    “No Time to Play, There’s Work to be Done”

The lesson aim is to remind believers that our primary objective in life is to work in our God-given purpose.  More importantly, we must not forget that we have been sent by Jesus out into the vineyard to validate the authenticity of HIS kingship.  Apropos, how we conduct ourselves will have a positive or negative reflection on the one that has sent us. (References: St. John 13:35) 

The overall theme of this text is exposing the core principals of discipleship training.  Jesus has given these chosen men various instructions on what to do and say as HIS representatives.  HE has led them through various stages of spiritual growth by challenging their minds to think victoriously before seeing any evidence of cure or change.  (Reference: Hebrews 11:1)

Jesus equipped “them” with power to perform miracles. Interestingly enough, Jesus realized that the work of the kingdom would not be a cake walk, especially for these men he has just chosen to live the Kingdom agenda.  Through this example of divine providence the Lord implements a very critical component for fulfilling the kingdom assignment: Team Work   (Reference: Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:4-7)  The text also establishes a direct link between the disciples, Jesus and God, the Father. (Reference: St. John 15:7-8) Amazingly, the main focus for the church today can be determined from Matthew 10:1 – taking charge of our destiny”:
 – “he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease”. (define the following terms using your bible dictionary)


Power -                 

Against –


Cast them out -  


Heal -   


Sickness –


Disease –


The real solutions for world problems can be answered and resolved by the church of Jesus Christ.  We have been instructed to follow God’s divine plan for change.

“2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. ()KJV


  1. Power is the source of all strength.
    Against is something to is not for, but not with the same mind etc.
    Cast them out is to be set aside; placed in a separate area.
    Heal is defined as being. Delivered from a sickness or a issue that overtakes your life
    Sickness is an issue that can directly or indirectly effect your way of life or think pattern.
    Disease is an illness that sets up in your body that has many different functions

    These terms all have to do with having faith and being empowered, by God to deliver personal hearings and having the faith that His has already given us what we need to access that power. The scriptures are speaking about taking charge of our destiny.
    We are all at different levels with our walk with Jesus but we should all know His commandments and we are all one body under Him. We all are up different members and aspects of His kingdom.
    Our pastors, usher boards, deacons, choirs, etc., can't win us a seat in the kingdom. We have to know Him and give our personal testimonies about His goodness and grace and mercy towards us. He has given us a physical building to worship in, but worshipping Him allow with not save us. We have to have faith and to come together, under one accord and pray and fast and live the Christ-like life, that He has already given us.

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