Sunday School Spring Quarterly 2014

Theme: "We are called to minister and witness to a deeply distressed and troubled world." (Based on Acts 26:15-18)

This series of lessons are designed to help you, ... see the connection between Jesus and David. You will also look at the Old testament prophecies concerning the death of Christ. And you will explore how Jesus used the Hebrew Scriptures in His life and ministry.

Just as Christ took time to witness and minister to the[se] two disciples, so should we be willing to the same.

 

Bishop J.L. Whitehead Jr.

COGIC-UMI Sunday School Liaison

Please Be Aware ~~~ If you don't need Sunday School, Sunday School needs You!

This Quarter's recommended reading:

 

 

Unit I:  Jesus and the David Covenant

 

March 2

An Eternal Kingdom

BIBLE BASIS: 2 SAMUEL 7:4-16A

BIBLE TRUTH: Be sure your plans are from the Lord

MEMORY VERSE: “And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before

thee” (from 2Samuel 7:16a).

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson you will: recognize the significance of making God a major part of planning an inheritance for our descendants: feel the need to keep trusting God even when He denies our requests; and decide to seek God’s heart and to be in His presence.

 

March 9 

Son of David

BIBLE BASIS: PSALM 89:35-37; ISAIAH 9:6-7; MATTHEW 1:18-21

BIBLE TRUTH: Our decisions affect the future of our descendants

MEMORY VERSE: “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,” Matthew 1:21-22).

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, you will: explain how our personal decisions can benefit or negatively affect our lives and the lives of others; find comfort in knowing that God’s promises to us don’t expire; and plan to live for a higher purpose as a selfless act for God and for generations to come.

 

March 16

 Peter’s Report

BIBLE BASIS: PSALM 110:1-4; ACTS 2:22-24, 29-32

BIBLE TRUTH: The coming of Jesus was a fulfillment of prophecy.

MEMORY VERSE: “He seeing the before spake of resurrection of Christ, that his soul was left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, you will: discuss the importance of being people of our word; find comfort in knowing that no matter how tough things may get, God will keep His Word for our lives; and share what we’ve learned about God’s faithfulness to encourage others in tough times.

 

March 23

Worthy is the Lamb

BIBLE BASIS: REVELATIONS 5:6 - 13

BIBLE TRUTH: There will be victory celebration in Heaven.

MEMORY VERSE: “Saying with a loud voice. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power; and riches, and wisdom, and strength and honour and glory, and blessing” (Revelation 5:12).

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson. You will: recognize that the God-given unlimited power believers possess is linked to total submission to His will; trust that even while living a life of obedience to God, troubles will comes; and decide to worship and praise God continuously, with zeal, through all of life’s situations.

 

March 30

Triumphant and Victorious

BIBLE BASIS: ZECHARIAH 9:9, MATTHEW 21:1-11

BIBLE TRUTH: Jesus deserves all the honour.

MEMORY VERSE: “And the multitudes that went before, and followed, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest” (Matthew 21:9).

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, you will: explain why so many gathered to acknowledge Jesus as Lord and King; express a willingness to always honour Jesus through our everyday actions: and repent of the times when we have not given Jesus the honor due to Him.

 

Unit II: What the Prophets Foretold

 

April 6

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

BIBLE BASIS: ISAIAH 56:6-7; JERIMIAH 7:9-11; MARK 11:15-19

BIBLE TRUTH: The Church should be holy ground.

MEMORY VERSE: “Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD” (Jeremiah 7:11).

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, you will; explore the importance of keepings we habitually do for God; and employ ways to remember that God’s house is first and foremost a house of prayer.

 

April 13

A Messianic Priest-King

BIBLE BASIS: JEREMIAH 23:5-6; ZECHARIAH 6:9-14; JOHN 19;1-5

BIBLE TRUTH: Jesus should be received as Priest and King.

MEMORY VERSE: “And said, Hall, King of the Jews! And they smote him with their hands” (John 19:3).

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, you will: observe how Jesus’ humility amid suffering fulfilled prophecies made about Him: trust that that we will become all that God has ordained us to be, even if the road to our destiny is a humble one; and pray for strength to endure when things don’t appear as God has promised.

 

April 20

The Third Day

BIBLE BASIS: HOSEA 6:1-3; LUKE 24:1-12

BIBLE TRUTH: Jesus rose from the dead.

MEMORY VERSE: “He is not here, but is risen; remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee. Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again” (Luke 24:6-7).

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will; review the miraculous story of the resurrection; explore the possible feelings and emotions of those who discovered the empty tomb; and list ways to share the glorious Gospel message in your every day lives.

 

April 27

From Suffering to Glory

BIBLE BASIS: ISAIAH 53:5-8; LUKE 24:25-27, 44-47

BIBLE TRUTH: Christ demonstrates the relationship between suffering and victory.

MEMORY VERSE: “And beginning as Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27).

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, you will: explore the story of Jesus’ meeting the two travelers after His Resurrection; trust that we can find meaning in things we don’t understand through Christ; and develop creative new ways to explain new ways to explain the meaning of Jesus’ Resurrection to others.

 

Unit III: Jesus’ Use of Scripture

 

May 4

Jesus Resists Temptation

BIBLE BASIS: DEUTERONOMY 6:13-16; MATTHEW 4:4-11

BIBLE TRUTH: Only through the Word comes the power to resist temptation.

MEMORY VERSE: “Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shat not worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matthew 4:10).

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: understand the significance of using Scripture to fight and overcome temptation; reflect on the awesome power of the written word of God; and develop a workable, realistic, desirable, and systematic plan for studying the Bible.

 

May 11

Jesus’ Mission on Earth

BIBLE BASIS: Luke 4:14-21

BIBLE TRUTH: Our mission on earth should be the same as Christ.

MEMORY VERSE: “And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled inn your eyes” (Luke 4:21).

LESSON AIM: By the end of the lesson, we will: understand the particular significance of what Jesus read in the synagogue as Nazareth; be motivated to explore our spiritual gifts and consider what God may want us to do with our lives and create a list of our spiritual gifts with way that God can use each of these gifts.

 

May 18

Jesus’ Teaching on the Law

BIBLE BASIS: MATTHEW 15:1-11, 15-20

BIBLE TRUTH: Do not allow traditions to violate the spirit of the Law.

MEMORY VERSE: “The people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matthew 15:8-9).

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, you will; understand the significance of the letter of the Law versus the spirit of the law; reflect on the spirit of some of the traditions we keep; and repent for when we have kept physical traditions but lost the spirit behind them.

 

May 25

The Greatest Commandment

BIBLE BASIS: LEVITICUS 19:18; DEUTERONOMY 6:4-9; MARK 12:28-34

BIBLE TRUTH: God is here.

MEMORY VERSE: “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:30-31)

LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, you will: explore the roots of the ancient Hebrew tradition of loving our neighbors; understand how to express genuine kindness to everyone even when it isn’t; and pray for forgiveness for when we haven’t universally applied God’s love to those around us.