Feb. 5, 2023: The Storm Calmed

FOCUS TEXT: Mark 6:45-56

KEY VERSE: Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid (Mark 6:50).

CENTRAL TRUTH: The presence of Christ drives out fear.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. The Master's Prayer (Mark 6:45, 46)

II. The Disciples' Problem (Mark 6:47-49)

III. The Master's Presence (Mark 6:50-52)

IV. The Master's Power (Mark 6:53-56)

2023-01-30T16:49:21+00:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Front Page, Weekly Lesson Summaries|0 Comments

Jan. 22, 2023: The Blind See

FOCUS TEXT: John 9:1-17

KEY VERSE: One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see (John 9:25).

CENTRAL TRUTH: Faith in Christ brings understanding to the spiritually blind.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. Preparation for the Miracle (John 9:1-5)

II. Performance of the Miracle (John 9:6, 7)

III. Proclamation of the Miracle (John 9:8-34)

2023-01-16T20:49:50+00:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: Front Page, Weekly Lesson Summaries|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dec. 11, 2022: The Dead Raised

FOCUS TEXT: Luke 7:11-17; Colossians 2:13-15; 1 Corinthians 15:53-56

KEY VERSE: For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will (-- ).

CENTRAL TRUTH: Our God is a God of life.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. Past (Luke 7:11-17)

II. Present (Colossians 2:13-15)

III. Future (1 Corinthians 15:53-56)

2022-12-06T16:44:37+00:00December 6th, 2022|Categories: Front Page, Uncategorized, Weekly Lesson Summaries|Tags: , |0 Comments

Nov. 27, 2022: Cultivating a Positive Attitude

FOCUS TEXT: Philippians 4:4-13

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 41:8-10; Romans 5:1-5; Ephesians 5:19, 20; Hebrews 10:32 – 11:2

DEVOTIONAL READING: 1 Timothy 6:6-8

KEY VERSE: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true . . . honest . . . just . . . pure . . . lovely . . . of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things (Philippians 4:8).

CENTRAL TRUTH: The Christian family should be marked by its positivity.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. The Expression of Positivity (Philippians 4:4-7)

II. The Encouragement of Positivity (Philippians 4:8, 9)

III. The Example of Positivity (Philippians 4:10-13)

2022-11-21T19:22:35+00:00November 21st, 2022|Categories: Front Page, Uncategorized, Weekly Lesson Summaries|Tags: , |0 Comments

Nov. 13, 2022: Demonstrating Fairness

FOCUS TEXT: Leviticus 19:9-15; Exodus 23:1-9

KEY VERSE: It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment (Proverbs 24:23).

CENTRAL TRUTH: The Christian family treats everyone fairly in light of God's justice.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list several principles that should guide their interactions with others.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. Fairness With the Poor (Leviticus 19:9, 10)

II. Fairness With Neighbors (Leviticus 19:11-14)

III. Fairness in Judgment (Leviticus 19:15)

IV. Fairness in the Community (Exodus 23:1-9)

2022-11-10T19:18:09+00:00November 10th, 2022|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

October 30, 2022: Practicing Careful Stewardship

FOCUS TEXT: 2 Kings 4:1-17

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Genesis 1:26-28; Matthew 25:14-30; 1 Timothy 6:11-21

CENTRAL TRUTH: The Christian family views life as a stewardship entrusted by God.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list several ways they can be better stewards of the resources with which God has entrusted them.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. Confidence in Trusting God's Heart (2 Kings 4:1-7)

II. Concern for Enabling God's Ministry (2 Kings 4:8-10)

III. Contentedness in Receiving God's Blessing ( 2 Kings 4:11-17)

2022-10-27T17:02:29+00:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Front Page, Weekly Lesson Summaries|Tags: , |0 Comments

October 3, 2021: GET READY!

FOCUS TEXT: Matthew 3:1-12

CENTRAL TRUTH: Christ's soon coming should compel our careful preparation.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to develop a checklist of ways they need to prepare for Christ's return.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. The Welcome God Deserves (Matthew 3:1-3)

II. The Way of Life God Demands (Matthew 3:7-10)

III. The Work God Does (Matthew 3:11, 12)

2021-09-03T18:47:24+00:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

Sept. 26, 2021: THE SERMON TO WHICH NO ONE LISTENED

FOCUS TEXT: Jeremiah 42:7-22

CENTRAL TRUTH: God faithfully reveals His will to those who seek Him.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to explain ways we discern God's will from false voices in the world.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. An Insincere Request (Jeremiah 42:1-6)

II. A Clear Choice (Jeremiah 42:7-17)

III. A Certain Judgment (Jeremiah 42:18-22)

2021-09-03T18:43:57+00:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

Sept. 19, 2021: An Example of Obedience

FOCUS TEXT: Jeremiah 35:1-16

CENTRAL TRUTH: It is possible to live in obedience to God's Word.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list specific steps they can follow to live in obedience to God's Word.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I.  An Object Lesson (Jeremiah 35:1-11)

II. A Word From God (Jeremiah 35:12-17)

III. A Promise of Blessing (Jeremiah 35:18, 19)

2021-09-03T18:39:40+00:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Weekly Lesson Summaries|0 Comments

September 12, 2021: God’s Righteousness Vs. Man’s Wickedness

FOCUS TEXT: 1 Samuel 12:6-15, 19-25

CENTRAL TRUTH: God's righteous character bears solemn testimony against man's wickedness.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify three steps erring mankind must take when returning to God.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. God Is Faithful (1 Samuel 12:5-14)

II. God Is Just (1 Samuel 12:15-18)

III. God Is Merciful (1 Samuel 12:19-25)

2021-09-03T18:34:01+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

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