Video: Homework Overview (5min)
Watch homework overview video: http://www.realmanschool.com/go/week2-hw
Bible Reading: Greatness (30min)
Read the passages below 2-3 times. Contemplate, pray, and journal.
Genesis 12:1-8, Matthew 22:36-40, Matthew 28:16-20, Luke 24, Mark 16:14-20, Revelation 7:9
Journal: What do you learn about God and humanity? What do you learn about Christians and non-Christian What does Jesus’ command? How do the disciples respond, follow, or fail Jesus? Can you relate? Howso? What is the mission of followers of Jesus? What does the end of everything look like? Why does it matter? How should you response? Why do or don’t you?
Sermon: “What’s In Your Hand?” by Rick Warren (60min)
Watch this sermon from Rick Warren, entitled “What’s In Your Hand”.
NOTE: Download this sermon by clicking File > Save or pressing CTRL+S.
Video: “Don’t Waste Your Life” Short Teaching (10min)
Listen to this short teaching & journal your thoughts: http://www.realmanschool.com/go/dont-waste-life-video
It might be helpful to following along with the notes: http://www.realmanschool.com/go/dont-waste-life-notes
The artist is seeking to take a Biblical message and share it with people he can reach, in a form that appeals to them. The purpose of this exercise is for you to think about what it means to “contextualize” a message / the Gospel in the spheres in which you have relational influence.
Journal: What is the message of the teaching? How does the message apply to your life & struggles? In your life, who is your audience? How can the message be tailored to their minds / hearts / interests in an appropriate way?
Article: Apostolic Passion (3 pages) (15min)
Floyd McClung explores the idea of “passion”, and what it means to be apostolic.
Share & Engage (15min)
This will require a bit of courage. As you are floating around in life over the next week, find an opportunity to connect with someone in a conversation that is not typical for you. Find an opportunity to share about Man School, the class, the mission, why it matters to you, what you are hoping comes from it.
Read Article: The Harvest is Plentiful, the Laborers are Few (10min)
Reference Assignment #2-1 on page 82 or http://www.realmanschool.com/go/ttt-grow-every-christian
Response (15min) – AVAILABLE LATE 10/17
Memorize: Genesis 12:1-3 and Revelation 7:9
Memorize each passage.
1Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3
9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Revelation 7:9
Observe & Explore: Genesis 12-3
Write down at least 25 observations about Genesis 12:1-3.
Video: EE-TAOW! (35min)
Watch the 25 minute documentary above and journal. This video is the property of New Tribes mission.
Journal: How could you more intentionally study your culture, neighborhood, and environment for the purposes of connecting with people? What are the superstitions, embedded sins, and misunderstanding in the world around you? Reflect on the amount of good ole’ fashioned work the missionary couple did to learn about the people, connect with, and share the Gospel with the Mouk tribe. Reflect on the methods they used for teaching. Reflect on the tribe’s response and celebration of the Gospel. How does the Gospel excite you?
Introduction to Inductive Bible Study
Inductive study, a method that brings you directly to the Word of God apart from another’s understanding or interpretation of the text, involves three skills: observation, interpretation, and application.
Read Article: Every Christian is a World Christian
Read Article: Habits that Change the World
Sermon: Doing Missions When Dying is Gain by John Piper
What are you really living for?