Week Ending Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bible Background – GALATIANS :1-17 Printed Text –GALATIANS 5:1-17 Devotional Reading – GALATIANS 5:22-26 By the end of the lesson, we will: REVIEW Paul’s teaching about life in the Spirit as foundational for Christian holiness; CELEBRATE the Holy Spirit’s presence in their lives; and EMBRACE new ways of creating openness to the Spirit’s leading. •…

Week Ending Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bible Background – GALATIANS 4 Printed Text – GALATIANS 4:8-20 Devotional Reading – ROMANS 8:1-11 By the end of the lesson, we will: CLASSIFY religious expectations and practices that diminish Christian freedom; EMPATHIZE with those who have been harmed by narrow religiosity; and CHALLENGE unhealthy attitudes toward religious practices or traditions. • Monday: Becoming an…

Week Ending February 5, 2017

February 5, 2017 Bible Background – GAlATIANS 3:26-4:7 Printed Text –GALATIANS 3:26-4:7 Devotional Reading – COLOSSIANS 3:12-17 By the end of the lesson, we will: DISCOVER the unity Christians based on the saving work of Christ and the Holy Spirit; APPRECIATE that, through Christ, we are all one in the church; and EXAMINE ourselves for…

Week Ending January 29, 2017

Bible Background – PSALM 148 Printed Text –PSALM 148 Devotional Reading – PSALM 150 By the end of the lesson, we will: ACKNOWLEDGE that creation exists primarily to praise God, not to meet our physical needs; EXULT in the wonders of God’s creation; and TREAT the things of nature with greater respect as befits their…

Week Ending January 22, 2017

Bible Background – PSALM 104 Printed Text –PSALM 104:1-4, 24-30 Devotional Reading – PSALM 8 By the end of the lesson, we will: PONDER the diversity and complexity of God’s creation; AFFIRM God’s wisdom in ordering the world as He did; and HONOR God by working to preserve the world’s magnificent power diversity. • Monday:…

January 9 -15, 2017

ALL CREATION OVERFLOWS with PRAISE Bible Background – PSALM 96 Printed Text –PSALM 96:16, 10-13 Devotional Reading – 1 CHRONICLES 16:23-34 By the end of the lesson, we will: CONTEMPLATE EXPLORE creation’s testimony to the majesty of God; EXPERIENCE awe in the presence of God’s creation; and PRAISE God wholeheartedly in corporate and individual acts…

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Week Ending July 17, 2016 – God Sets Things Right

Week Ending July 17, 2016 GOD SETS THINGS RIGHT Bible Background – PSALM 148; ROMANS 3:21-31 Printed Text – ROMANS 3:21-31/Devotional Reading – EPHESIANS 2:1-7 By the end of the lesson, we will: RECALL Paul’s Good News of God providing Jesus Christ as a way for humankind to reestablish its loving, obedient relationship with God;…

Week Ending May 29, 2016

JOYOUS FAITH Bible Background – Luke 19:1-10 Printed Text – Mark 10:13-16/Devotional Reading – Isaiah 11:1-9 By the end of the lessons we will: REMEMBER the details of the encounter of Zacchaeus with Jesus; BELIEVE that they can make necessary dramatic changes in their lives with God’s help; and REPENT of their shortcomings and then…

Week Ending April 24, 2016

A FAMILY REUNION Bible Background – Luke 15:11-32 Printed Text – Luke 15:11-24/Devotional Reading – Luke 15:1-7 By the end of the lessons we will: RECOGNIZE God’s compassion through the parable of the prodigal son; FEEL the need for reunion in families and connect that to our relationship with God; and SHARING God’s compassion will…