Our adult Sunday School is now our Sunday Morning Bible Study. We use the international Sunday School lesson plan where we study through the whole Bible every two years. On this page, we will list the lessons and Scriptures for each Sunday.
Every Sunday, classes are available for all ages. The adults meet in the sanctuary from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Our Winter quarter at a glance:
Faith in Action
Many common expressions consist of noun pairs that seem to go together naturally. Think of “salt and pepper, cause and effect, and macaroni and cheese.” In the Bible, “faith and works” form just such a pair. The lessons for this quarter emphasize how important this combination is for any follower of the Lord. Faith and works go hand in hand in both Old and New Testaments.
Within the first unit of study is the Christmas story. There, we consider anew the account of the wise men, whose faith prompted them to leave home and follow a star to a distant land. Faith in action is also evident in the healing of a man who couldn’t walk, in the sending forth of Barnabas and Saul on the first missionary journey, and in the devotion of those same two men in proclaiming the Gospel in spite of hardship. The final lesson in this unit challenges Christians to “keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Only in an atmosphere of unity can faith result in the action that the Head of the church desires.
The four lessons of the second unit, all from the book of Daniel, depict bold exercise of faith in the one true God while in a culture hostile to that faith. Whether the issue was objecting to certain food or refusing to bow down to an idol, the steadfast faith demonstrated by Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego is timeless, relevant for Christians of every place and century. Since our real home is in Heaven, we too are in exile until we arrive there.
While in exile, we pray. And lesson 8 provides something of a model in that regard. Disciplined, earnest prayer is foundational to a faith that works. Daniel’s confession of sin and plea for mercy speak powerfully to our own situation of exile. Lesson 9 concludes the unit by examining a rather mysterious vision experienced by Daniel. While some of the vision’s details may spark questions, the message is plain: Daniel was to draw strength and hope from believing that God remained in control. So must we.
The final unit takes us back to the New Testament. Lessons 10 and 11 are drawn from the especially convicting book of James. This book is small but mighty, an observation that James makes regarding the tongue. The studies from James also call attention to the close link between faith and faithfulness. Also included is the example of Dorcas, who was renowned for her acts of selfless service. The exhortation of Paul to fight the good fight of faith is pointed at one particular church leader (Timothy), but it also has something to say to all Christians.
Our Lessons for December, January, and February
December 3: Faith in Jesus – Acts 3:11-21
December 10: Faith to Discern – Acts 13:1-12
December 17: Faith to Persevere – Acts 14:8-11, 19-23
December 24: Christmas Presentations
December 31: A “Spiritual Wellness” Lesson
January 7: A Sincere Faith – Daniel 1:8-21
January 14: A Bold Faith – Daniel 3:19-23, 26-28
January 21: A Prayer for an Obedient Faith – Daniel 9:4-8, 15-19
January 28: A Strong Faith – Daniel 10:10-19
February 4: Faith Without Works Is Dead – James 2:14-26
February 11: A Disciplined Faith – James 3:1-12
February 18: Faithful Disciples – Acts 9:36-43
February 25: The Good Fight of Faith – I Timothy 6:11-21
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