Welcome to Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. (Dr.) John D. Harris
We are so delighted and blessed that you are visiting our website. Thank God for this opportunity to welcome you to our fellowship.
If you are looking for a church in the Brenham community, our doors are always open to you. This is truly a place where you can grow and build in the Kingdom of God.
If you have not accepted Christ as your Savior, allow us the opportunity to introduce you to Him so that you can enjoy an abundant life here and eternally. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit our site often for Christian inspiration for living, highlights, calendar events, Bible information, etc. Our goal is to communicate the Word of God and provide the opportunity for members to use their spiritual gifts to minister to people in need and make disciples for Christ.
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Sunday School Lesson: "Losing and Gaining"
Scripture: Luke 9:18-27
(February 2, 2020)
Historical Time Frame: A.D. 29
Place(s): Caesarea Philippi
Golden Text: "He said to them all, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me" (Luke 9:23).
Introduction. How quickly do we learn spiritual lessons? Most of us need much repetition before we finally comprehend some truths. Jesus' disciples had just returned from their first ministry tour, for which He had empowered them to exercise authority over demons and to heal physical diseases. After a short time for rest and relaxation (Luke 9:10-11), the next challenge soon arose.
At the end of that same day, the crowds had gathered them something to eat (vs. 13). The lack of faith on the part of the disciples who had just received power from God to perform miracles, is surprising. They claimed that there was no way they could feed such a large crowd of people. They still did not comprehend the power of Jesus; they obviously needed more training for the ministry they were preparing for.
The resulting miracle was the feeding of five thousand. Jesus allowed the disciples to serve the food and gather up the leftovers. It appears He was focusing more on teaching the disciples than on reaching other people.
Research & Discussion
1. What are some opinions and viewpoints about Christ prevalent in the 21st century world? How do these views affect how unbelievers see Christians? Discuss.
2. How is a personal confession of faith in Jesus different from the ability to recite facts one has heard about Jesus?
3. Have you ever had a specific Bible passage or lesson take on a fuller, deeper meaning after the passage of time? If so, what factors influenced the growth of your understanding? Discuss.
4. What could faith in Christ cost His disciples today?
(Extracts from "Bible Expositor and Illuminator", published by Union Gospel Press.)