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  NOVEMBER 29, 2020 | Lesson 13

IMPARTIAL LOVE

BIBLE BASIS: James 2:1-13

BIBLE TRUTH: James teaches that everyone is welcome to worship the Lord and he forbids showing partiality to the wealthy.

MEMORY VERSE: “Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?” (James 2:5, KJV)

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will EVALUATE the difference between showing partiality and treating others equally, AFFIRM that all people are equally valued and loved by God, and PRACTICE James’ call to fulfill the “royal law” of loving one’s neighbor as oneself.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: James 2—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 1 • DECEMBER 6, 2020

CALLED THROUGH HERITAGE

BIBLE BASIS: Matthew 1:1–6, 16–17; Hebrews 1:1–5

BIBLE TRUTH: The humanity and deity of Christ are affirmed in Jesus’ lineage.

MEMORY VERSE: “[God] hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” (Hebrews 1:2, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will EVALUATE the significance of Jesus’ earthly heritage and His heavenly origins, WONDER at the depth and scope of God’s eternal plan to bring salvation through Jesus, and WORSHIP Jesus as God’s definitive word to humanity.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Matthew 1:1–17; Hebrews 1—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 2 • DECEMBER 13, 2020

CALLED BEFORE BIRTH

BIBLE BASIS: Matthew 1:18–25

BIBLE TRUTH: The angel announces to Joseph that Mary is bearing Jesus, the Savior of the world!

MEMORY VERSE: “Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” (from Matthew 1:20-21, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will ANALYZE the story of the angel’s announcement to Joseph of Jesus’ birth, REJOICE that the birth of Jesus fulfilled God’s promise to be with His people, and LIVE with greater awareness of God’s abiding presence.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Matthew 1:18–25—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 3 • DECEMBER 20, 2020

A REGAL RESPONSE TO HOLY LIGHT

BIBLE BASIS: Matthew 2:7–15

BIBLE TRUTH: The wise men honor the Child Jesus by presenting gifts to Him.

MEMORY VERSE: “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will AGREE that the wise men point to the universality of Jesus’ mission, GRIEVE for those who suffer innocently due to the world’s brokenness and sin, and JOIN with peoples of every ethnicity and culture to worship Jesus, the King of all nations.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Matthew 2:7–15—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 4 • DECEMBER 27, 2020

CALLED TO PREPARE THE WAY

BIBLE BASIS: Matthew 3:1–12

BIBLE TRUTH: John the Baptist is the voice crying in the wilderness preparing the way for Jesus Christ.

MEMORY VERSE: For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight” (Matthew 3:3, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will JUDGE the reality of sin and the necessity of repentance, IDENTIFY with John the Baptist in his call to prepare the way for Christ, and REPENT of sins and bear witness to this repentance through our deeds.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Matthew 3—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 5 • JANUARY 3, 2021

CALLED TO PROCLAIM

BIBLE BASIS: Luke 4:14-22

BIBLE TRUTH: Jesus launches His ministry with a sermon in Nazareth.

MEMORY VERSE: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:18-19, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will EVALUATE the meaning and significance of Jesus’ inaugural sermon in Nazareth, SENSE the impact of Jesus’ pronouncement at Nazareth, and ALIGN our faith response with Jesus’ call and mission.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Luke 4—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

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