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  1. Introduction:The next group of people we consider in our study of discipling are called “ordinary” people. Our study guide defines these people as carpenters, fishermen, farmers, housewives, shepherds, soldiers & servants. Jesus himself came from such a back- ground since his earthly father was a carpenter. These are people Jesus cared about and it was these types of people who thronged to see and hear Him. This lesson raises the question of social class and how we relate to social differences in our lives.
  2. Key Words: (Check your Bible Dictionary)
    1. Poor
    2. Fisherman
    3. Carpenter
  3. Core Texts:Luke 4:18
    James 2:1-9
    I Cor. 1:26-29
    Gal. 3:28,29
  4. Personal Application:
    1. What are the class distinctions you see in our society? Where do you fit? What do you think Jesus would say about social distinctions?
    2. Who would be the “ordinary” people in our society? What is that based on?
    3. How should we present the gospel so it appeals to “ordinary” people and they see Jesus as attractive?
    4. Do you see anything in your life or the church that goes against Jesus’ love for the poor? What? And what can we do about it?

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