Concluding Benedictions

Focus Text: Romans 11:33-36; Hebrews 13:20, 21; 2 Peter 3:14-18; Jude 1:24, 25

Central Truth: God provides grace for our every need.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list several evidences of God’s blessing in their lives.

Lesson Outline:

I.   A Benediction for Wisdom (Rom. 11:33-36)

II.  A Benediction to Completion (Heb. 13:20, 21)

III. A Benediction to Diligence (2 Peter 3:14-18)

IV. A Benediction for Perseverance (Jude 1:24, 25)

A Prayer for Spiritual Growth

Focus Text: Colossians 1:3-17

Central Truth: Spiritual growth results from complete obedience to God’s Word.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list some evidences of spiritual growth in the life of a Christian.

Lesson Outline:

I.   Testimony of Faith (Col. 1:3-8)

II.  Prayer for Christian Growth (Col. 1:9-12)

III. God's Power to Deliver (Col. 1:13-17)

A Prayer for God’s Family

Focus Text: Ephesians 3:7-21

Central Truth: God’s empowerment is available for all who seek it.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify several ways the Spirit strengthens Christians.

Lesson Outline:

I.   Appointed by God's Grace (Eph. 3:7-13)

II. Prayer for Strength (Eph. 3:14-19)

III. Prayer for Power (Eph. 3:20, 21)

The Power of Believers’ Prayers

Focus Text: Acts 4:23-35

Central Truth: Great things can be accomplished when believers unite in prayer.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list evidences of power in a believer’s prayer life.

Lesson Outline:

I.   An Earnest Prayer (Acts 4:23-30)

II.  An Answered Prayer (Acts 4:31)

III. A Willing Response (Acts 4:32-35)

A Prayer of Dedication

Focus Text: 2 Chronicles 6:12-21, 40-42

Central Truth: Christians should dedicate themselves to do God’s will.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify areas of their lives which should be dedicated to God.

Lesson Outline:

I.   Adoration (2 Chron. 6:12-15)

II.  Entreaty (2 Chron. 6:16-21)

III. Petitions (2 Chron. 6:40-42)

A Prayer of Confession

Focus Text: Daniel 9:3-6, 11-19

Central Truth: God’s grace is extended to those who confess their need to Him.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify some areas of need in their lives which require God’s help.

Lesson Outline:

I.   The Burden (Dan. 9:3-10)

II.  The Confession (Dan. 9:11-15)

III. The Request (Dan. 9:16-19)

A Prayer for Believers

Focus Text: John 17:1-5, 14-26

Central Truth: The Christian lives in victory through Christ’s provision.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify several things for which Christ prayed in John 17.

Lesson Outline:

I.   A Prayer for Eternal Life (John 17:1-5)

II.  A Prayer for Preservation (John 17:14-16)

III. A Prayer for Sanctification (John 17:17-19)

IV. A Prayer for Unity (John 17:20-26)

A Prayer of Praise

Focus Text: 2 Samuel 7:18-29

Central Truth: Prayer should include praise to God for who He is.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify ways in which praise may be shown to God.

Lesson Outline:

I.   Praise for the Knowledge of God (2 Sam. 7:18-21)

II.  Praise for the Greatness of God (2 Sam. 7:22-24)

III. Praise for the Character of God (2 Sam. 7:25-29)

A Prayer of Hope

Focus Text: Psalms 71:1-5; 130:1-8

Central Truth: God’s merciful nature extends help to those who seek Him.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify ways in which God shows His mercy to man.

Lesson Outline:

I.   Trusting in God (Ps. 71:1-5)

II.  The Sinner's Cry (Ps. 130:1-3)

III. The Hope for Forgiveness (Ps. 130:4-6)

IV. The Mercy of God (Ps. 130:7, 8)

A Prayer for Deliverance

Focus Text: 2 Kings 19:14-22, 32-35

Central Truth: There is no problem too great for God.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list some difficulties in their lives from which God has power to deliver them.

Lesson Outline:

I.   A Prayer for Deliverance (2 Kings 19:14-19)

II.  An Answer from God (2 Kings 19:20-31)

III. A Deliverance Realized (2 Kings 19:32-35)