August 25, 2019 | Lesson 13
Marriage: A Covenant of Mutual Love
Bible Basis: Ephesians 5:21-33
Bible Truth: Paul says a committed relationship must be sought in which husbands, wives, and children love, honor, and respect both God and one another.
Memory Verse: Ephesians 5:21
Lesson AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will: SUMMARIZE the relationship Paul describes as proper between a husband and wife; APPRECIATE the holy relationship that exists between a husband and wife, which transcends the physical, emotional, and psychological dimensions, and touches the spiritual; and CULTIVATE a climate within the Church where marriages can flourish and display the holiness described in this text.
Background Scriptures: Read Ephesians 5:21-6:4 and incorporate the insights that you learned into your lesson.
September 1, 2019 | Lesson 1
Faith and Doubt
Bible Basis: Genesis 19:1-26, 29
Bible Truth: Abraham intercedes for his nephew, Lot, who escapes the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
Memory Verse: Genesis 19:29
Lesson AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will: ANALYZE the reasons Sodom was destroyed and Lot and his family were spared; EMPATHIZE with Lot’s fear of impending disaster; and CELEBRATE God’s deliverance from seemingly hopeless situations.
Background Scriptures: Read Genesis 18:16-19:29 and incorporate the insights that you learned into your lesson.
September 8, 2019 | Lesson 2
God Answers Prayer
Bible Basis: 1 Samuel 1:9-20
Bible Truth: Hannah, in deep despair, prays for a son and God answers her prayer.
Memory Verse: 1 Samuel 1:17
Lesson AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will: RECALL the story of Hannah’s desperate longing for a child; REFLECT on longings for God to intervene in our lives; and PRAY with confidence that God will provide what is best for us.
Background Scriptures: 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10 – Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.
September 15, 2019 | Lesson 3
Bread from Heaven
Bible Basis: Exodus 16:1-8, 13-15
Bible Truth: The Children of Israel complain about being hungry, and God rains down manna from heaven.
Memory Verse: Exodus 16:15
Lesson AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will: CONTRAST God’s provision in the wilderness with Israel’s former slave masters in Egypt; REFLECT on the times we have complained about God’s provision; and EXPRESS thanks for the many ways God takes care of us.
Background Scriptures: Exodus 16 – Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.