Winter Quarterly (Dec 2018/Jan/Feb 2019)

ADULT / YOUNG ADULT (18 AND ABOVE)

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 February 3, 2019 | Lesson 10

RENOUNCE EVERYTHING FOR CHRIST

Bible Basis: Philippians 3:7-16

Bible Truth: Paul tells the Philippians that he willingly sacrificed his accomplishments for the greater goal of gaining and being found in Christ.

MEMORY VERSE: Philippians 3:13-14

Lesson Aim: By the end of this lesson, we will: EXPLORE Paul’s stated accomplishments and his purpose for sharing these with the Philippian believers; VALUE our relationship with Christ above all other facets of our identity; and LEARN to practice humble detachment from the credentials or accomplishments of which we could boast.

Background Scriptures: Philippians 3:1-16 – Read and incorporate the insights that you gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

 February 10, 2019 | Lesson 11

PONDERIING GOD’S STEADFAST LOVE

Bible Basis: Psalm 48:1-3, 9-14

Bible Truth: The Psalmist ponders the steadfast, everlasting, and all-inclusive love of God while worshiping God in the Temple.

MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 48:14

Lesson Aim: By the end of this lesson, we will: ANALYZE the psalmist’s declarations about the value of worshipping God in the Temple; PONDER how God’s steadfast love is manifest in one’s own life; PLAN ways to celebrate God’s love through private and corporate worship.

Background Scriptures: Psalm 48:1-3, 9-14 – Read and incorporate the insights that you gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  February 17, 2019 | Lesson 12

PRAISING GOD’S MIGHTY WORKS

Bible Basis: Psalm 66:1-9, 16-20

Bible Truth: The psalmist praises the mighty works of God, the Creator of the universe and the Savior of God’s people.

MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 66:1

Lesson Aim: By the end of this lesson, we will: IDENTIFY the mighty works for which the psalmist praises God; EXPERIENCE awe in contemplating God’s work in creation and redemption; REJOICE in the privilege of serving a mighty and powerful God.

Background Scriptures: Psalm 66 – Read and incorporate the insights that you gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  February 24, 2019 | Lesson 13

LIVING WITH GOD’S LOVING ASSURANCE

Bible Basis: Psalm 91:1-16

Bible Truth: The psalmist looks to God for protection in the midst of life’s calamities.

MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 91:15

Lesson Aim: By the end of this lesson, we will: EXPLORE the diverse circumstances in which the psalmist perceives God’s protection; FEEL GRATEFUL for God’s protection in past times of difficulty; and DEVELOP greater trust that God will protect us from danger in the future.

Background Scriptures: Psalm 91:1-16 – Read and incorporate the insights that you gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

Spring Quarterly (Mar/Apr/May 2019)

ADULT / YOUNG ADULT (18 AND ABOVE)

  March 3, 2019 | Lesson 1

CALLED TO HUMANITY AND HOSPITALITY

Bible Basis: Luke 14:7-14

Bible Truth: Jesus taught that demonstrating humility and extending unselfish hospitality bring fulfillment in this life to come.

MEMORY VERSE: Luke 14:11

Lesson Aim: By the end of this lesson, we will: EXAMINE Jesus’ teaching about humility and hospitality described in Luke 14:7-14; REFLECT on the learners’ own tendencies to seek honor and praise for selfish reasons; and IDENTIFY ways to give honor and respect to people who might be considered “unworthy” by popular standards.

Background Scriptures: Luke 14:7-14 – Read and incorporate the insights that you gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  March 10, 2019 | Lesson 2

A COSTLY CALL

Bible Basis: Mark 1:16-20; Luke 14:25-33

Bible Truth: Jesus challenged His followers to count the cost and recognize the consequences of discipleship.

MEMORY VERSE: Luke 14:27

Lesson Aim: By the end of this lesson, we will: SUMMARIZE what Jesus said about counting the cost of being His disciples APPRECIATE how the demands of discipleship can force on eot make some hard choices in life; and RECOGNIZE what one must be prepared to “give up” to be Christ’s disciple.

Background Scriptures: Mark 1:16-20 and Luke 14:25-33 – Read and incorporate the insights that you gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

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