Fall Quarter (Sep/Oct/Nov)

ADULT / YOUNG ADULT (18 AND ABOVE)

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  LESSON 4 • September 25, 2022 

FAITH INSPIRES GRATITUDE

BIBLE BASIS: Hebrews 12:18-29

BIBLE TRUTH: We have God’s kingdom within our hearts.

MEMORY VERSE: Hebrews 12:28

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will KNOW the meaning of God’s forgiveness and promise of eternal life; EXPLORE our fears about death and assurances of God’s grace; and REPENT for sometimes rejecting God’s grace.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Hebrews 12:14-29 — Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 5 • October 2, 2022 

FAITH REQUIRES MUTUAL LOVE

BIBLE BASIS: Hebrews 13:1-3; 1 Corinthians 13

BIBLE TRUTH: Love is the most distinguishing mark of our faith.

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Corinthians 13:13

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will DEFINE Christian love and discuss its implications; REFLECT on the ways we experience Christian love in our lives; and PRACTICE love as it is rooted in our faith in Christ.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Hebrews 13:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13 — Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 6 • October 9, 2022

STEPHEN’S ARREST AND SPEECH

BIBLE BASIS: Acts 6:8-7:2a

BIBLE TRUTH: God can do great things through the power of His Spirit.

MEMORY VERSE: Acts 6:8

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: DISCUSS the stand that Stephen took as a response to his faith; FEEL MOTIVATED to confront principalities and powers of our day; and SEEK the power and wisdom of the Spirit in our efforts to speak truth.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Acts 6:8-7:53 — Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 7 • October 16, 2022

STEPHEN’S MARTYRDOM

BIBLE BASIS: Acts 7:51-8:1a

BIBLE TRUTH: We may have to pay a price for our Christian witness.

MEMORY VERSE: Acts 7:59

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: IDENTIFY the reasons for Stephen’s martyrdom, REFLECT on our reactions when our beliefs are challenged, and WITNESS peacefully and candidly for Christ regardless of the cost.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Acts 7:1-81a — Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 8 • October 23, 2022

SIMON WANTS TO BUY POWER

BIBLE BASIS: Acts 8:9-24

BIBLE TRUTH: The Holy Spirit cannot be bought or sold.

MEMORY VERSE: Acts 8:18

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: DISCUSS Simon’s motivation to receive the Holy Spirit; REFLECT on any selfish desires for God’s power; and CREATE a list of true and sincere motives for following Christ.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Acts 8:9-24 — Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 9 • October 30, 2022

PHILIP AND THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH

BIBLE BASIS: Acts 8:26-39

BIBLE TRUTH: The universal availability of the Gospel message.

MEMORY VERSE: Acts 8:36

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: EXPLAIN the connection between Philip’s sharing of the Gospel and its universal availability; REFLECT on our openness to people who differ from us; and DEVELOP strategies to make our churches more open and inclusive.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Acts 8:26-39 — Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

Source

House, Church Of God In Christ Publishing. Church Of God In Christ Annual Lesson Commentary 2022-2023 [KJV-AMP] (Power for Living)

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