Winter Quarterly (Dec 2018/Jan/Feb 2019)

ADULT / YOUNG ADULT (18 AND ABOVE)

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   January 6, 2019 | Lesson 6

Hold Fast to God’s Love

Bible Basis: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5; 2 John 4-11

Bible Truth: Paul and John instruct the believers to walk steadfastly in the love of God by loving one another and following God’s commandments.

MEMORY VERSE: 2 John 6

Lesson Aim: By the end of this lesson, we will: GRASP what Paul and John said about the importance of holding fast to God’s love; ASPIRE to love others as an expression of one’s love for God and God’s commandments and EMBRACE the responsibility of relating to fellow believers in a genuinely Christian manner.

Background Scriptures: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5; 2 John 4-11 – Read and incorporate the insights that you gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

 January 13, 2019 | Lesson 7

SUBMIT TO GOD IN LOVE

Bible Basis: James 4:1-10

Bible Truth: James asserts that loving and obeying God opens the door to God’s blessings and frees us from conflicts and disputes.

MEMORY VERSE: James 4:8

Lesson Aim: By the end of this lesson, we will: ACCEPT James’ teaching about the source of conflicts and his prescription for avoiding them; REPENT of attitudes and behaviors that keep adults mired in conflicts and disputes; and DEVELOP ways to draw near to God in humble submission.

Background Scriptures: James 4:1-10 – Read and incorporate the insights that you gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

 January 20, 2019 | Lesson 8

SUBMIT TO GOD IN CHRIST

Bible Basis: Philippians 1:12-21

Bible Truth: Paul commends the example of Christ, who humbly emptied Himself in order to serve God and others through His sacrifice.

MEMORY VERSE: Philippians 1:12

Lesson Aim: By the end of this lesson, we will: EXPLORE Paul’s historical circumstances in this letter and his responses to them; FORGIVE those who have sought to benefit from our misfortune; and LOOK for opportunities to share in God’s work in the world through Jesus Christ.

Background Scriptures: Philippians 1:12-21 – Read and incorporate the insights that you gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

 January 27, 2019 | Lesson 9

DEVOTE ALL TO CHRIST

Bible Basis: Philippians 2:1-11

Bible Truth: Paul commends the example of Christ, who humbly emptied himself to serve God and others through His sacrifice

MEMORY VERSE: Philippians 2:3

Lesson Aim: By the end of this lesson, we will: UNDERSTAND how Rebekah seized the opportunity to become part of God’s plan; JOYFULLY welcome the possibilities God opens to us; SAY ‘YES’ to the opportunities God provides.

Background Scriptures: Philippians 2:1-11 – Read and incorporate the insights that you gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

 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.

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