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The Warrior’s Mission

The Bible tells men that “Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19). Later Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). As a disciple of Jesus Christ you are to live your life as light to the world (Matthew 5:14-16). From the beginning of mankind there has been an epic battle between light and darkness.


The Warrior’s Mission covers the following twelve topics:


  1. Know the Enemy – Ezekiel 28:11-19; Is 14:12-15

  2. Recognize the Trinity – Matthew 3:16-17; 28:18-20

  3. Preach a True Gospel – 1 Corinthians 15:1-28

  4. Sow God’s Word – Mark 4:1-20

  5. Fish For Men – Matthew 4:12-35

  6. Seek Lost People – Luke 19:1-10; Gal 3:26-4:7

7. Serve Others – Mark 10:32-45

8. Help People in Need – Luke 10:25-37

9. Work Wholeheartedly – Genesis 2-3; Col. 3:23

10. Develop World Vision – Acts 1:1-9; 10:23-48

11. Live by Faith – Hebrews 11:1-40

12. Wage Spiritual Warfare – Ephesians 6:10-20


There will be numerous opportunities for you to enlighten people with the light of Christ. Jesus set the premier example. He associated with all sorts of people. Generally, these people were shunned by the religious elite. They were people held captive by the powers of the world, the flesh, and the devil (Isaiah 42:6-7). He went out of his way to cultivate relationships with them to show His light. So should you!
During His ministry on earth, Jesus spent time with His men building into them principles and practices for a life time of laboring. The main point of this study is to give you practical application for laboring in the harvest and achieving a kingdom mission. All of God’s men are called to mission. Unfortunately some end up as casualties while others become life saving heroes.
God bless you as you work to build His kingdom in a dark and fallen world. There are three distinct areas of influence in the lives of men: where they work, where they live, and where they play. Together they form the basis for connecting with other humans. God has placed men in the various aspects of life to wage warfare for the souls of individuals. The following graph illustrates the sphere of influence for all men.

God wants men to impact people in the areas where they spend their time. Each area is a place where God has put men to make a difference. Even brief moments on a plane, or other public means of transportation, can be a moment where God puts men in order to touch lives. Knowing how to cultivate relationships, sow God’s Word, and share the gospel are crucial skills for men in leading others to Christ. All men of God need to become proficient in process of evangelism and witnessing.


Powerful things happen when men confidently share their faith. Roles in the church may vary with circumstances; roles in witnessing do not. Men must learn to cultivate relationships, sow God’s Word, and be prepared to reap a harvest. This section of training equips men with the knowledge and skills to reach out to help people see the light of Christ as they live out their Kingdom assignment.


        1. Know the Enemy – Matthew 4:1-11; Genesis 3:1-6


Soon after Christ begins His ministry, He encounters Satan His arch enemy. During their confrontation, Jesus faces and overcomes three distinct temptations. With His humanity and His obedience both established, Jesus provides a classic model for knowing the enemy and defeating him on the field of battle. Satan’s temptations of Eve in the Garden of Eden correspond to those of Jesus in the desert. Satan appealed to the physical appetite (Gen. 3:1-3; Matt. 4:3), the desire for personal gain (Gen. 3:4-5; Matt. 4:6), and an easy path to power (Gen. 3:5-6; Matt. 4:8-9). In each case Satan altered God’s Word (Gen. 3:4; Matt. 4:6). Satan’s continues to use the same temptations with men today giving them alternatives to serving God.







Objectives


  • Memorize Matthew 4:l0

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Recognize when Satan is making an attack

  • Combat the enemy in a similar was as Christ the Warrior King





Education







Mentoring








Evaluation


  • Shares the importance of knowing and quoting Scripture as a means of defending yourself against the enemy’s attacks

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Matthew 4:10 by memory



        1. Recognize the Trinity - Matthew 3:16-17; 28:18-20


    The Bible teaches that the Father is God, that Jesus Christ is God, and that the Holy Spirit is God. The Bible also teaches that there is only one God. Though we can understand some facts about the relationship of the different Persons of the Trinity to one another, ultimately, how three equal one is incomprehensible to the human mind. This does not mean the Trinity is not true or that it is not based on the teachings of the Bible. The word Trinity is not found in Scripture. This is a term used to attempt to describe the triune God who is three coexistent, co-eternal Persons who make up the God of the Bible. Even though the word does not exist in Scripture, the Scriptures exist to describe the three persons and their eternal relationship to one another and to all mankind.







Objectives


  • Memorize Ephesians 4:4-6

  • Express to another person the concept of the Trinity

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Prepare a defense for those who deny this biblical truth





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Mission Recognize the Trinity Bible study







Mentoring








Evaluation


  • Shares principles on recognizing the trinity

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Ephesians 4:4-6 memory



        1. Preach the True Gospel - 1 Corinthians 15:1-28


    The book of 1 Corinthians contains the most concise definition of the gospel located in the Bible. There are three key points: Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. These three are according to the Scriptures. As a man of God, you are to affirm and proclaim the gospel of Christ. Your salvation is based on personal faith. Presenting the gospel is a central part of every Christ centered ministry. When you present the gospel, be sure to preach the whole story. Give the person enough information so when they walk away, they know what needs to be done in order to receive Christ into their lives.







Objectives


  • Memorize 1 Corinthians 15:3-5

  • Learns to express three key elements of the gospel

  • Create an application from the Bible study





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Mission Preach a True Gospel Bible study







Mentoring


  • Discuss his Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share examples from your own life for presenting the gospel

  • Review point one of the God’s Plan for All Men (see Appendix B)

  • Assign point one to memorize







Evaluation


  • Shares the core elements of the gospel

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 by memory






        1. Sow God’s Word - Mark 4:1-20


    In this parable, Jesus teaches His men what to expect when they sow the word of God while fishing for men. The seed of the laborer is God’s word. The soils reflect the human heart. The reaction to the seed illustrates four ways human hearts respond to hearing God’s word. Satan fights to keep the hard heart solid. The flesh impacts the shallow heart and allows feelings to control the moment. The world chokes any substantial growth of the word to the point it dies. Only a changed life truly produces fruit that will last. It all starts with a faithful laborer sowing God’s word.







Objectives


  • Memorize Mark 4:14

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Acknowledge God’s Word impacts different people in different ways

  • Seek opportunities to sow God’s Word in a person’s life





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Mission Sow God’s Word Bible study






Mentoring


  • Discuss his Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share examples from your own life on sowing God’s Word with others

  • Review point one of the God’s Plan for All Men (see Appendix B)

  • Assign point two to memorize







Evaluation


  • Seeks to systematically share God’s Word with non-Christians

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Mark 4:14 by memory



5. Fish for Men - Matthew 4:12-35


Matthew 4:19 says, “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Following Christ is a life-time commitment of discipleship. A call to follow Christ involves evangelism and witnessing. Christ’s men received a call and immediately obeyed by leaving their nets and following Him every day for the rest of their lives. God calls some men to work full time in the church, while He calls others to work full time for the church. What matters is how men live their lives in Christ and do all things as a witness of His grace as Savior and Lord. All men in the church are called to follow Christ.







Objectives


  • Memorize Matthew 4:19

  • Express to another person principles for fishing for men

  • Create an application from the Bible study





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Mission Fish for Men Bible study







Mentoring


  • Discuss his Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share examples of your efforts to live as a witness and evangelize those in your sphere of influence

  • Demonstrate how to deliver God’s Plan for All Men illustration (see Appendix B)

  • Assign point three to memorize







Evaluation


  • Shares principles on fishing for men

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Matthew 4:19 by memory






6. Seek Lost People - Luke 19:1-10; Galatians 3:26-4:7


Christ associated with people from all walks of life in order to impact them with the gospel. Through Christ, God touches and saves men from their sin and eternal alienation. By His grace, all those who repent and believe are adopted as sons. Jews and Gentiles both receive a full share in His inheritance. Race, gender, and social status have no bearing when men enter the family of God. All become children of God.





Objectives


  • Memorize Luke 19:10

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Acknowledge salvation is for all people groups

  • Seek opportunities to pray for lives to be touched





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Mission Seek Lost People Bible study






Mentoring


  • Discuss his Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share examples from your own life for presenting the gospel to people of other races and or religions

  • Review points one through three of the God’s Plan for All Men (see Appendix B)

  • Assign point four to memorize







Evaluation


  • Shares the importance of building a multicultural body

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Luke 19:10 by memory





        1. Serve Others - Mark 10:32-45


For the third time, Christ speaks to His disciples about His coming death; now He tells them He will be crucified in Jerusalem. Unfortunately the disciples did not quite understand the nature of His comments and the format of His ministry. In their minds He was returning as Israel’s ruling king and not as a resurrected Savior and Lord. Through His death he illustrates how suffering, humiliation, and humility mark the serving man of God. As Christ served other people without seeking fame, power, or position, so must His men. Office and power do not make a person great, service does. Christ came not to be served but to serve, even to the point of dying on a cross. The greatest man of God will be the greatest servant of others.






Objectives


  • Memorize Mark 10:45

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Man will look for opportunities to serve others without being prodded





Education







Mentoring


  • Discuss his Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share examples from your own life where you began to learn sensitivity to others and how you jumped in and served a need







Evaluation


  • Shares with others the need to see issues and circumstances where men can serve others

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Mark 10:45






        1. Help People in Need - Luke 10:25-37


Christ tells a parable to confront a young expert in law who wanted salvation but did not understand the full extent of demonstrating God’s love to others. Godly men are willing to help people in need. In this way, God uses men to impact the world. Men tend to select how and when they offer assistance. Godly men consistently demonstrate God’s love and grace. Growing in the true knowledge of Christ deepens the commitment to love God and to love people (Matthew 22:37-40).






Objectives


  • Memorize Luke 10:36-37

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Recognize the importance of meeting needs to share God’s love





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Mission Help People in Need Bible study






Mentoring








Evaluation


  • Looks for opportunities to minister to people in need

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Luke 10:36-37 by memory



      1. Work Wholeheartedly - Genesis 2:15-3:19; Colossians 3:23-24


    From the time God created the earth and mankind, human labor was a part of His original plan for His men. It is a divine gift provided for the fulfillment of life and the sustainment of people. This provision by God is part of His responsibility to care for the world He created. Toiling to provide for your life and family is part of your responsibility as men created in the image of God. Work itself is not punishment for sin. God gave it to Adam as a gift before the fall. After the fall, the difficult, frustrating, and relentless toil which comes from dealing with an unresponsive environment became the lot of humankind. This was not God’s original intention for men.








Objectives


  • Memorize Colossians 3:23-24

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Recognize the importance and blessing of work

  • Seek opportunities to share with others the value of working





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Mission Work Wholeheartedly Bible study






Mentoring


  • Discuss his Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share examples from your own life the importance of work

  • Assign man to practice sharing God’s Plan for All Men (see Appendix B)







Evaluation


  • Seeks to work to glory of God

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Colossians 3:23-24 by memory





      1. Develop World Vision – Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:1-11


The Great Commission is directed to Christ’s church and to all Christians. It gives the power and authority for the church’s missionary task, a missionary task that includes a command to reach all the nations of the earth. Christ promised to help His men achieve this worthy goal by giving them power through the indwelling Holy Spirit. The purpose of the power is to equip disciples to be witnesses from where they live to the farthest ends of the earth. The serving man of God witnesses by word and example where he lives, works, and plays. This includes people from different ethnic groups, families, and sub-cultures. The power of the Holy Spirit can send ordinary men to do extraordinary things for the building of His kingdom






Objectives


  • Memorize Matthew 28:18-20

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Recognize the importance of a Christian world view

  • Seeks to reproduce his life in another man





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Mission Develop World Vision Bible study






Mentoring


  • Discuss his Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share the importance of making disciples for your own life

  • Expose him to your churches mission team

  • Have man present God’s Plan for All Men (see Appendix B)







Evaluation


  • Seeks to develop friendships with non-Christians

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Engages in making disciples of other men

  • Quotes Matthew 28:18-20 by memory






      1. Live by Faith – Hebrews 11:6


    This section of Hebrews is known as the faith hall of fame. It contains a list of men and women of God whose faith involved absolute confidence in God’s historical saving acts. History is the story of God’s saving presence leading people to faith. Ministry is the story of people persevering in faith while serving God in history. Faith results in actions without having physical evidence. Serving men of God trust His promises even when they appear impossible or unreasonable. In many cases men need to persevere even when no earthly reward is in sight. Ultimately, all God’s men receive a reward in Christ and His atoning work.







Objectives:


  • Memorize Hebrews 11:6

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Seeks to live by faith and not by sight







Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Mission Live by Faith Bible study






Mentoring


  • Discuss his Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share examples from your own life when you took a giant step of faith







Evaluation


  • Looks to God as the basis for life and decision thinking

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Takes a step in faith that stretches his understanding of God

  • Quotes Hebrews 11:6 by memory






      1. Wage Lifetime Warfare – Ephesians 6:10-20; 2 Timothy 2:1-4


The Kingdom Warrior is destined to a life of struggle with superhuman forms of evil, including the arch enemy of God Satan. God has given His men spiritual armor to help wage warfare in this epic fight between good and evil. God’s warriors are men who experience victory as they identify with Christ and live according to His revealed will. All those who seek to help men change from captives of darkness into warriors of light will face hardship and persecution. If a man does not don his armor, he is an easy target. This final section tells His men how to walk in victory. It is a pretty sad that most men do not know the provisions God has made for victory over Satan. Christ has completely overcome Satan and his hosts and His victory is available to the Kingdom Warrior by faith.






Objectives


  • Memorize Ephesians 6:10-11

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Recognize the need for waging daily warfare

  • Learn the various weapons for spiritual warfare





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Mission Wage Lifetime Warfare Bible study






Mentoring


  • Discuss his Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share examples from your own life when you endured opposition and conflict as a result from sharing the gospel

  • Share examples from your life when you donned the weapons of warfare and examples of when you did not.

  • Review presenting the God’s Plan for All Men (see Appendix B) and the importance of being ready to share the gospel.







Evaluation


  • Shares with another man the importance of warfare and wearing spiritual armor

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Ephesians 6:10-11 by memory



Summary





    In this section, you acquired knowledge and experience in Christ’s standards for His men to live a light to world. You should be able to:



    • Know how to combat the arch enemy of God

    • Recognize the work and ministry of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit

    • Preach a gospel that reflects the true light of Christ

    • Cultivate relationships and share God’s Word

    • Fish for men in the world in which you live

    • Seek lost people who are held captive by the world, the flesh, and the devil

    • Serve others at their point of need

    • Recognize situations where you need to stop and help others

    • Work for the kingdom rather than to make a living

    • Move into the future as a man living by faith

    • Wage lifetime spiritual warfare as a kingdom warrior

God assigns His men to be on mission with Him. Whatever you do for the Lord do it with a whole heart and passion. Now go therefore and make disciples of all nations.




Going Forward

Completing this series of training modules is just the beginning for a committed disciple. If committed disciples want to finish their race as serving men of God, they will spend the rest of their lives going deeper in the basics of the Christian life.


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