August 1, 2021: The Victory of the Christian Life

FOCUS TEXT: 1 John 5:1‑12

CENTRAL TRUTH: The Christian lives by his faith in God.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list several ways faith can give them victory over everyday challenges.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. The Victory of Faith (1 John 5:1‑5)

II. The Assurance of Faith (1 John 5:6‑9)

III.  The Effectiveness of Faith (1 John 5:10‑12)

2021-07-07T13:45:55+00:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

July 25, 2021: Love and the Christian Life

FOCUS TEXT: I John 4:7 21

CENTRAL TRUTH: Loving God and others is the supreme manifestation of the Christian life.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to explain how our love for others gives us confidence before God.

LESSON OUTLINE:
I. The Nature of Love (1 John 4:7 11)
II. The Union in Love (1 John 4:12 16)
III. The Perfection of Love (1 John 4:17, 18
IV. The Outflow of Love (1 John 4:19 21)

2021-07-07T13:42:17+00:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

July 18, 2021: Truth and the Christian Life

FOCUS TEXT: 1 John 3:23‑‑4:6

CENTRAL TRUTH: The gospel's central claim is that Christ is Savior and Lord.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify several ways to distinguish truth from error.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. The Witness of Truth (1 John 3:23, 24)

II. Testing the Spirits (1 John 4:1‑3)

III.  Knowing the Spirit of Truth (1 John 4:4‑6)

2021-07-07T13:32:26+00:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

July 11, 2021: The Obligation of the Christian Life

FOCUS TEXT: 1 John 3:11 22

CENTRAL TRUTH: Love is the supreme obligation of the Christ follower.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list several practical ways a Christian can show love.

LESSON OUTLINE:
I. Love for the Brethren (1 John 3:11 16)
II. Compassion for Others (1 John 3:17, 18)
III. Assurance in the Heart (1 John 3:19 21)
IV. Keeping His Commandments (1 John 3:22)

2021-07-07T13:25:20+00:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

July 4, 2021: The Life of a Child of God

FOCUS TEXT: 1 John 3:1 10

CENTRAL TRUTH: The new nature that Christ gives us is incompatible with sin.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list several characteristics of a child of God.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. The Privilege of Sonship (1 John 3:1 3)

II. The Nature of the Sinner (1 John 3:4 6)

III. The Nature of a Son of God (1 John 3:7 10)

2021-06-28T01:30:49+00:00June 28th, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

June 27, 2021: The Abiding Life

FOCUS TEXT: 1 John 2:18 29

CENTRAL TRUTH: We abide in fellowship with Christ by being loyal to the truth.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list several ways our loyalty to the truth of God's Word gives us confidence.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. Acknowledge the Son (1 John 2:18 23)
II. Abide in Truth (1 John 2:24 29)

2021-06-21T13:36:47+00:00June 21st, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

June 20, 2021: The Focus of the Christian Life

FOCUS TEXT: 1 John 2:12‑17; John 14:21‑26

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Matthew 5:1‑16; Luke 6:20‑49

DEVOTIONAL READING: Colossians 3:1‑11

KEY VERSE: And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever (1 John 2:17).

CENTRAL TRUTH: The focus of a Christian life is loving God completely and doing His will.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list actions or attitudes that reveal a complete love for God.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I.  Instructions for All (1 John 2:12‑14

II. Love ‑‑ Focus of the Christian (1 John 2:15‑17)

III. Keeping a Clear Focus (John 14:21‑26)

2021-06-05T14:52:33+00:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

June 6, 2021: The Fellowship of the Christian Life

FOCUS TEXT: 1 John 1:1-10

CENTRAL TRUTH: The Christian enjoys the fellowship of God's family.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify what is necessary to continue in the fellowship of God's family.

LESSON OUTLINE:

     I. The Joy of Fellowship (1 John 1:1-4)

   II. Requirements for Fellowship (1 John 1:5-7)

 III. Hindrances to Fellowship (1 John 1:8-10)

2021-05-12T19:13:58+00:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

May 30, 2021: Effective Gospel Outreach

FOCUS TEXT: Acts 28:17-24, 30, 31

CENTRAL TRUTH: The man who is moving in the will of God has inner victory despite all  outward circumstances.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list ways we should be sharing the gospel.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I.  Ministry Through Miracles (Acts 28:1-10)

II.  Ministry Through Fellowship (Acts 28:11-23)

III.  Ministry Through Teaching (Acts 28:24-31)

 

2021-05-12T18:14:37+00:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|Tags: , , |0 Comments

May 23, 2021: Confidence During Crisis

FOCUS TEXT: Acts 27:15-25, 33-36

CENTRAL TRUTH: Faith in God will bring us safely through the storms of life.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list Scripture references that will give confidence in the times of crisis.

LESSON OUTLINE:

I. The Folly of Trusting Self (Acts 27:1-13)

II. The Wisdom of Trusting God (Acts 27:14-26)

III. Deliverance Through Trusting God (Acts 27:27-44)

2021-05-12T18:06:12+00:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Front Page, Lesson Highlights|0 Comments

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