CALL IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
December 2020-February 2021
Unit I: The Beginning of a Call
1. December 6 Called Through Heritage
Matthew 1:1-17; Hebrews 1
2. December 13 Called Before Birth
3. December 20 A Regal Response to Holy Light
4. December 27 Called to Prepare the Way
Unit II: Jesus and Calls in His Ministry
5. January 3 Called to Proclaim
6. January 10 Called to Significance Luke 5:1-11
7. January 17 Called to Heal
8. January 24 Called as the Intercessor
Unit III: The Call of Women
9. January 31 Prophesying Daughters
Luke 2:36-38; Acts 1:12-14; 2:16-21; 16:11-15; 21:8-9
10. February 7 Called to Evangelize
John 1:37-51; 4:25-42
11. February 14 Mary Magdalene: A Faithful Disciple
Mark 15:40; 16:1-9; Luke 8:1-3; John 20:10-18
12. February 21 Priscilla: Called to Minister
Acts 18:1o-26; Romans 16:3-4; I Corinthians 16:19;
13. February 28 Lydia: Called to Serve
Acts 16:11-15, 40; I Corinthians 1:26-30
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," includes four sessions from the Gospel of Matthew. Session 1 highlights the heritage of Jesus. Session 2 tells the story of Jesus' birth. Session 3 speaks of the witness of the Magi to Jesus' call as the Messiah. Session 4 tells of the call of John the Baptist.
Unit II, "Jesus and Calls in His Ministry," presents four sessions 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. The first session focuses on prophesying women mentioned in the New Testament. The second session centers the Samaritan woman's evangelistic ministry. Session 3 explores Mary Magdalene's call to unwavering discipleship. Session 4 gives an opportunity to study the impact of Priscilla's ministry. The final session focuses on Lydia's call to service and hospitality.