Spring Quarterly (Mar/Apr/May)

ADULT / YOUNG ADULT (18 AND ABOVE)

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  LESSON 5 • APRIL 4, 2021

SALVATION IS SEALED

BIBLE BASIS: Luke 24:13-16, 22-35

BIBLE TRUTH: On the road to Emmaus, the resurrected Christ reveals that He is the Suffering Servant.

MEMORY VERSE: “And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight” (Luke 24:31, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will AGREE that the Suffering Servant in Isaiah 52:13–53:12 is the resurrected Christ in Luke 24, AFFIRM the joy of knowing the Suffering Servant is the resurrected Jesus Christ, and SHARE the story of the Suffering Servant, who is the resurrected Jesus Christ.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Luke 24:1-35—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 6 • APRIL 11, 2021

EZRA: FAITH AND ACTION PREACHER

BIBLE BASIS: Ezra 10:1–12 BIBLE TRUTH: Ezra repents for God’s people who continue to practice idolatry.

MEMORY VERSE: “And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.” (Ezra 9:6).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will CONTRAST the people’s need for repentance with their joyful response to God’s word, BELIEVE that God’s truth is eternal, and GROW in determination to serve God in our community and beyond.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Ezra 9-10—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 7 • APRIL 18, 2021

NEHEMIAH: THE CAPTIVE CUPBEARER REBUILDS A NATION

BIBLE BASIS: Nehemiah 2:11–20

BIBLE TRUTH: Nehemiah rallies the Israelites to rebuild the walls and reinstitute Sabbath worship.

MEMORY VERSE: “Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach” (Nehemiah 2:17, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will ANALYZE why Nehemiah restored the walls of Jerusalem and revived the Sabbath law, APPRECIATE Nehemiah’s feelings and behavior in restoring the wall and reforming Jewish worship, and IDENTIFY ways to restore worn parts of the faith community and revive traditions that honor God.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Nehemiah 2:11-20; 13:1–22—Incorporate insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your lesson.

  LESSON 8 • APRIL 25, 2021

A PLEA FOR RESTORATION

BIBLE BASIS: Lamentations 5

BIBLE TRUTH: God’s people experience the consequences of their sin, and the prophet laments on their behalf.

MEMORY VERSE: “Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old” (Lamentations 5:21, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will EVALUATE why the writer of Lamentations pleaded with God for the restoration of Israel, SENSE the writer’s feelings over the oppression of his nation, and PRAY for and engage in the restoration of broken relationships with God.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Lamentations 5—Incorporate the insights from the Background Scriptures into your study.

  LESSON 9 • MAY 2, 2021

MICAIAH: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

BIBLE BASIS: 1 Kings 22:15-23, 26-28

BIBLE TRUTH: God uses the prophet, Micaiah, to speak truth even though King Ahab rejects the message.

MEMORY VERSE: “And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak” (1 Kings 22:14, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will DEFEND Micaiah’s boldness in declaring the word of the Lord, ASPIRE to be like Micaiah when speaking the word of the Lord, and COMMIT to tell those in power what the Lord has said.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: 1 Kings 22:1-40—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 10 • MAY 9, 2021

ISAIAH: OFFERING HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

BIBLE BASIS: Isaiah 29:13-24

BIBLE TRUTH: Isaiah’s oracles warn against disobedience and promise blessings for obedience.

MEMORY VERSE: “They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine” (Isaiah 29:24, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will VALUE God’s promise of mercy, which triumphs over God’s judgment, PROCLAIM that an essential characteristic of God’s nature is forgiveness, and REJOICE in the manifestation of God’s love in our own lives.

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

  LESSON 11 • MAY 16, 2021

JEREMIAH: THE SUFFERING PREACHER

BIBLE BASIS: Jeremiah 38:14-23

BIBLE TRUTH: Jeremiah continues to proclaim the Lord’s prophecies.

MEMORY VERSE: “Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, wilt thou not hearken unto me?” (Jeremiah 38:15, KJV)

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will AGREE with Jeremiah’s hesitation to give controversial advice to Zedekiah, SENSE Jeremiah’s apprehension when talking to Zedekiah, and COMMIT to giving challenging godly advice.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 37-38—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 12 • MAY 23, 2021

EZEKIEL: STREET PREACHER TO THE EXILES

BIBLE BASIS: Ezekiel 18:1-9, 30-32

BIBLE TRUTH: Ezekiel preaches that God is just; He is punishing Judah for their sins, not their parents’ sins.

MEMORY VERSE: “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:4, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will ANALYZE behavior in which we blame others as the cause, COMMIT to be responsible for our behavior, and ENGAGE in responsible behavior that finds favor with God.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Ezekiel 18—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

  LESSON 13 • MAY 30, 2021

JONAH: DO THE RIGHT THING

BIBLE BASIS: Jonah 3

BIBLE TRUTH: God spares Nineveh, which disappoints the prophet, Jonah.

MEMORY VERSE: “And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not” (Jonah 3:10, KJV).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will SURVEY Nineveh’s response to Jonah’s message, SENSE how the people of Nineveh felt after hearing Jonah’s message, and ENGAGE in repentance and right behavior after hearing God’s warning.

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Jonah 3—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.

Source

Church Of God In Christ Publishing House. COGIC Annual Lesson Commentary 2020-2021 [KJV-AMP] (Power for Living).

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