God’s Providences

Lesson 13 - November 26, 2017

Focus Text: Genesis 37:23–28, 36; 39:19–23; 41:37–41

Central Truth: God works through our circumstances to fulfill His purposes.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to give examples how God works through various circumstances to accomplish His will.

Lesson Outline:

  1. Sold into Slavery (Genesis 37:23–28, 36)
  2. Betrayed by a Lie (Genesis 39:19–23)
  3. Promoted (Genesis 41:37–41)

Finding God’s Will

Lesson 12 - November 19, 2017

Focus Text: Genesis 24:10-20

Central Truth: Knowing God’s will gives confidence for all life’s choices.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list ways we can know God’s will.

Lesson Outline:

  1. Prospects for a Bride (Genesis 24:1-27)
  2. Proposal to the Bride (Genesis 24:28-49)
  3. Preparation of the Bride (Genesis 24:50-60)
  4. Presentation of the Bride (Genesis 24:61-67)

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The Importance of Faith

Lesson 11 - November 12, 2017

Focus Text: Genesis 22:1-13

Central Truth: Our faith in God is demonstrated by our obedience to His will.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify why faith must result in action.

Lesson Outline:

  1. The Command Received (Genesis 22:1-2)
  2. The Command Respected (Genesis 22:3-10)
  3. The Command Rescinded (Genesis 22:11-19)

Delivered Because of Grace

Lesson 10 - November 5, 2017

Focus Text: Genesis 19:1, 15-25

Central Truth: We find deliverance from God’s judgment through God’s grace.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to understand that God’s grace is available in life’s most difficult circumstances.

Lesson Outline:

  1. Abraham’s Intervention (Genesis 18:17-33)
  2. Lot’s Deliverance (Genesis 19:1-23)
  3. Sodom’s Destruction (Genesis 19:24-29)

Making Right Choices

Lesson 8 - October 22, 2017

Focus Text: Genesis 13:5-15; 14:14-16

Central Truth: We should ask God for wisdom for life’s decisions.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list some guidelines for making right choices.

Lesson Outline:

  1. Abram's Generosity (Genesis 13:1-9)
  2. Lot's Covetousness (Genesis 13:10-13)
  3. God's Covenant (Genesis 13:14-18)
  4. Lot's Deliverance (Genesis 14:1-16)

Fulfilling God’s Purpose

Lesson 7 - October 15, 2017

Focus Text: Genesis 11:31-12:9

Central Truth: God’s divine purpose is fulfilled by man’s obedience to God’s will.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify blessings that result from obedience to God.

Lesson Outline:

  1. God's Call (Genesis 11:31-12:1)
  2. God's Covenant (Genesis 12:2-3)
  3. Abram's Obedience (Genesis 12:4-9)

The Failure of Self-Will

Lesson 6 - October 8, 2017

Focus Text: Genesis 11:1-9

Central Truth: True success comes only when we live within God's will.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify reasons why they should yield to God’s will.

Lesson Outline:

  1. Powerful Resources (Genesis 11:1-2)
  2. Presumptuous Resolutions (Genesis 11:3-4)
  3. Providential Restraint (Genesis 11:5-9)

The Destiny of the Church

Lesson 13 - August 27, 2017

Focus Text: Ephesians 2:8-22

Central Truth: God is forming believers into a Church with a glorious destiny.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to explain how their church can be a victorious one.

Lesson Outline:

  1. Saved Through Faith (Ephesians 2:8-10)
  2. Reconciled Through Christ (Ephesians 2:ll-l7)
  3. Foundation of Victory (Ephesians 2:18-22)

Discipline and the Church

Lesson 12 - August 20, 2017

Focus Text: Matthew 18:15-20; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-16

Central Truth: The ultimate purpose of church discipline is to win the erring.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to explain ways the church should practice discipline of its members.

Lesson Outline:

  1. The Manner of Discipline (Matthew 18:15-20)
  2. The Practice of Discipline (2 Thessalonians 3:6-13)
  3. The Goal of Discipline (2 Thessalonians 3:14-16)