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  August 30, 2020 | Lesson 13

Two Kinds of Wisdom

Bible Basis: James 3:13-18; 5:7-12

Bible Truth: James compares two kinds of wisdom, wisdom from heaven and wisdom from below, and exhorts believers to choose the wisdom that comes from God.

Memory Verse: “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy” (James 3:17).

Lesson AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will: DESCRIBE the value of acting with wisdom from above and patience in the midst of trials; TURN from actions that have been done out of earthly wisdom and lack of patience; and EMBRACE wisdom from God and seek to demonstrate it,

Background Scriptures: James 3:13-18; 5:7-12 – Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 | Lesson 1

ISSUES OF LOVE

BIBLE BASIS: Genesis 37:2-11, 23-24, 28

BIBLE TRUTH: Joseph is honored by his father but hated by his brothers who, in a jealous rage, sell him into slavery.

MEMORY VERSE: “And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying” (Genesis 37:11, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will EVALUATE the circumstances of love and hatred between Jacob’s sons, REPENT of times when we’ve allowed jealousy to override a commitment to love, and DEVELOP strategies to allow love to override feelings of jealousy and hatred.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Genesis 37— Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 | Lesson 2

GOD REWARDS OBEDIENCE

BIBLE BASIS: Genesis 41:25–33, 37–40, 50–52

BIBLE TRUTH: Joseph runs from sexual sin, is wrongly imprisoned, but elevated by God.

MEMORY VERSE: “And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou” (Genesis 41:39-40, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will AGREE that God rewarded Joseph’s faithfulness with success in Egypt, DETERMINE to obey God, and REJOICE in God’s providential care during times of suffering.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Genesis 41:14– 57—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 | Lesson 3

LOVE VERSUS GUILT

BIBLE BASIS: Genesis 42:6-25

BIBLE TRUTH: Joseph is reunited with his brothers who travel to Egypt to purchase food during the famine.

MEMORY VERSE: “And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required” (Genesis 42:22, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will EVALUATE why Joseph’s brothers interpreted their misfortune as punishment for their sins, VALUE wholeness in their personal relationships, and FORGIVE those who mistreat them.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Genesis 42— Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 | Lesson 4

GOD’S PLAN REVEALED

BIBLE BASIS: Genesis 45:1-15

BIBLE TRUTH: God positions Joseph in Egypt to provide food for his family during famine.

MEMORY VERSE: “Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life” (Genesis 45:5, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will EVALUATE Joseph’s response to his past mistreatment by his brothers, EXPRESS faith that God is at work in difficult circumstances, and REACT to mistreatment not with vengeance, but with creative, transforming initiatives.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Genesis 43; 45:1-15—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  OCTOBER 4, 2020 | Lesson 5

LOVE AND DEVOTION TO OTHERS

BIBLE BASIS: 1 Samuel 19:1-7

BIBLE TRUTH: Jonathan intercedes for his friend David by speaking to his father, King Saul, on David’s behalf.

MEMORY VERSE: “And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good.” (1 Samuel 19:4, KJV)

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will EXPLORE the story of Jonathan’s defense of David when David was opposed by Saul, LONG for love and justice within the family and beyond, and GROW in love and devotion for justice for others.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: 1 Samuel 19:1- 7, 23:1-18; 2 Samuel 9—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

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