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Lesson 1: March 4, 2018 The Lord Will Provide
Genesis 22:1-3, 6-14
People are reluctant to make challenging personal sacrifices for fear of losing everything. How can they learn to offer difficult sacrifices even in the face of fear? By being willing to offer his son, Abraham learned to trust God, who pro- vided everything he needed.
Lesson 2: March 11, 2018 – There Is No God Like You
2 Chronicles 6:12-21
People want to know that others will keep their word. How can they respond to a fulfilled promise? At the Temple dedi- cation, Solomon thanked the Lord for keeping God’s promise.
Lesson 3: March 18, 2018 The People Gave Thanks to God
2 Chronicles 7:1-9
People often celebrate what seems important to them. How can their celebrations become a form of worship? As they dedi- cated the Temple,, Solomon and the people worshipped the Lord by bowing on their knees, making burnt offerings, playing music and praying.
Lesson 4: March 25, 2018 Keep My Statutes and Ordinances
2 Chronicles 7:12-22
Living a just and merciful life requires people to sacrifice their own desires and thoughts. What are consequences for not choosing to be just and merci- ful? God told Solomon that if he did not follow the statutes and ordinances given to him by the Lord, then calamity would come upon the people and the Temple would be abandoned.
Lesson 5: April 1, 2018 (Easter) He Has Risen
Luke 24:1-12, 30-35
People often question the prom- ises of their leaders. How can they come to have assurance in the midst of doubt? In the breaking of bread and making Himself known to His disciples, the risen Christ kept His prom- ises.
Lesson 6: April 8, 2018 The Risen Lord Appears
Sometimes life seems humdrum and unproductive. Where can people recognize purpose and direction for their lives? When the disciples followed guidance given by a man on the shore, they recognized that Jesus had given the directions and they joined Him in fellowship.
Lesson 7: April 15, 2018 Follow Me
People are sometimes reluctant to show love and care for others. How can they be encouraged to show compassion for others? Jesus calls Peter and all disciples to show their love for Him by taking care of His sheep.
Lesson 8: April 22, 2018 The Lord God the Almighty
Revelation 4:1-6, 8-11
People wonder to whom they should give ultimate allegiance. Who deserves to be worshiped and praised? The book of Reve- lation teaches that God alone is worthy of all praise, wonder, and awe.
Lesson 9: April 29, 2018 Blessing, Glory, Honor Forever
People find it difficult to find a source of allegiance that is permanent and lasting. What type of response do they give when they find this lasting allegiance? Revelation speaks of joyful praise and eternal worship of God.
Lesson 10: May 6, 2018 Giving from a Generous Heart
Exodus 35:20-29; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
People want to live lives of gratitude. How can they express their thankfulness properly? God welcomes the offerings of those who give with generous and cheerful hearts.
Lesson 11: May 13, 2018 Bringing First Fruits
In a culture of scarcity, people acquire and hoard the best they can afford. How can they live less fearfully and more joyfully during difficult economic times? God called His people to worship Him with the first and best of their lives.
Lesson 12: May 20, 2018 Remembering with Joy
People hold a sense of entitlement when it comes to their wealth, possessions, and land. How can they be freed from their possessions possessing them? God called the covenant people to active, responsible, and joyful stewardship of all He had given them.
Lesson 13: May 27 2018 Rejoicing in Restoration
Psalm 34:1-10; Hebrews 2:17-18
People want relief from their fears and brokenness. Where does such hope come from? Hopes for restoration are found through God’s gift of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice.