Winter Quarter (Dec/Jan/Feb)
ADULT / YOUNG ADULT (18 AND ABOVE)
BIBLE BASIS: EPHESIANS 5:21–6:4
MEMORY VERSE: EPHESIANS 5:21
LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: COMPARE Christ’s love for the church with the relationships among family members; APPRECIATE Christ’s sacrifice to show love and care for the church; and ACCEPT responsibility for showing love in the family as Christ demonstrated love for the church.
BIBLE BASIS: PHILIPPIANS 1:12-30
MEMORY VERSE: PHILIPPIANS 1:18
LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: COMPREHEND Paul’s message of joy in the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; REFLECT on the variety of motives for proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and FASHION a personal proclamation of the Gospel.
BIBLE BASIS: PHILIPPIANS 2:1-13
MEMORY VERSE: PHILIPPIANS 2:5
LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: ANALYZE Paul’s description of God’s exaltation of Jesus based on sacrifice and selflessness rather than power; VALUE selfless behavior rather than power; and ADOPT Christ-like humility as our personal lifestyle.
BIBLE BASIS: PHILIPPIANS 3:1-11
MEMORY VERSE: PHILIPPIANS 3:7
LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: DISCOVER Paul’s attitude about the value of knowing Christ Jesus; EXAMINE feelings of achieving honors compared to feelings of living a life in Christ; and ESTABLISH a lifelong goal of measuring our achievements against the value of knowing Jesus Christ.
BIBLE BASIS: PHILIPPIANS 3:12-4:1
MEMORY VERSE: PHILIPPIANS 3:16
LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: BECOME familiar with what Paul says about living as it relates to eternity with Jesus Christ; APPRECIATE that the journey of Christian living and a quest for something eternal are demanding experiences; and PLEDGE to stand firm in Jesus Christ.
BIBLE BASIS: COLOSSIANS 1:15–20
MEMORY VERSE: COLOSSIANS 1:19
LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: UNDERSTAND Paul’s description of Jesus Christ’s supremacy; EXPRESS feelings of amazement at the supremacy of Jesus Christ; and DESCRIBE to others the awe-inspiring preeminence of Christ for bringing reconciliation.
BIBLE BASIS: COLOSSIANS 2:6-15
MEMORY VERSE: COLOSSIANS 2:10
LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: EXPLORE Paul’s message describing a full life in Christ; EXPRESS thanksgiving for God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ; and REMAIN rooted in faith by continuing to pursue an understanding of life in the fullness of Jesus Christ and be thankful to Him.
BIBLE BASIS: COLOSSIANS 3:1-17
MEMORY VERSE: COLOSSIANS 3:14
LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: GAIN an impression of principles of living in Christ; IMAGINE how, because we follow Christ, our life principles and behavior are different from the rest of society; and EVALUATE our treatment of others and make changes where necessary as demanded by a life lived in Christ.
BIBLE BASIS: COLOSSIANS 4:2-17
MEMORY VERSE: COLOSSIANS 4:17
LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: RECOGNIZE the importance of spiritual disciplines in maintaining a Christian life; REFLECT on people in our lives who mentor us in faith; and ACCEPT the role of mentor for new Christians we may encounter.
House, Church Of God In Christ Publishing. Church Of God In Christ Annual Lesson Commentary 2022-2023 [KJV-AMP] (Power for Living)