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Focalize – to align your sight to a focal point (The Vision)

Objective – Know the goal of the Mission)

Concentrateintensify your efforts to fulfill the mission

Un-ambiguous – Have no uncertainty or doubt as to the desired outcome of the mission.

Strategy – implement the plan and process to accomplish the mission.

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This Weeks Sunday School Lesson: “Faith to Persevere”

Lesson Text: Acts 14:8-11, 19-23

  • Background Scripture: Acts 14; Colossians 2:6, 7 
  • Devotional Reading: 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 

Bible Land Map: See Set 18, Map#119, “The First Missionary Journey of Paul,” (log in for Bible Maps at http://www.jesusisall.com/amember3/)

Acts 14:8-11, 19-23 (KJV)
8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked:
9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
20 Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.


Learning Fact: To describe the experiences of Paul and Barnabas in Lystra and nearby cities.

Biblical Principle: To compare the experiences of Paul and Barnabas with those of Christians experiencing opposition in the present.

Daily Application: To choose attitudes and behaviors that express faithful persistence in challenging circumstances.

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