Focus Text: Exodus 20:17 Proverbs 28:20-22; 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17 Matthew 6:19-21; 1 Corinthians 6:12
Central Truth: Beware of the world’s perspective of get-rich-quick. It’s a sure road to destruction — and it’s forbidden by God.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list at least three reasons people shouldn’t gamble.
- Exploitation of Others (Exodus 20:17)
- Unwise Risk-Taking (Proverbs 28:20-22)
- Motivated by Greed (1 Timothy 6:6-10)
- Misplaced Trust (1 Timothy 6:17; Matthew 6:19-21)
- Leads to Addiction (1 Corinthians 6:12)
Focus Text: Psalm 37:3-7; Proverbs 3:1-8
Central Truth God’s direction for life is accessible to the searching heart.
Objective By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list several ways they can determine God’s will.
- Trust in the Lord (Psalm 37:3-7)
- Obey God's Law (Proverbs 3:1-4)
- Commit Your Ways (Proverbs 3:5-8)
Focus Text: John 3:3-16; 1 John 5:11-13
Central Truth: The Holy Spirit convicts of sin and leads man to repentance and a spiritual new birth.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify some traits of one who knows God.
- Born of the Spirit (John 3:3-8)
- The Gift of God's Son (John 3:9-16)
- The Assurance of Eternal Life (1 John 5:11-13)
Lesson 3 - March 18, 2018
Focus Text: Ecclesiastes 3:1, 9-22; 12:13-14
Central Truth: Our purpose in life is to glorify God.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify way we can glorify God with our lives.
- The Order of Life (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)
- The Gifts of Life (Ecclesiastes 3:9-13)
- The Judgment of Life (Ecclesiastes 3:14-22)
- The Duty of Life (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)
Lesson 2 - March 11, 2018
Focus Text: Luke 11:1-13; 1 John 5:14-15
Central Truth: We can pray confidently knowing that God will answer us.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list ways God answers prayer.
- Pattern for Prayer (Luke 11:1-4)
- Persistence in Prayer (Luke 11:5-13)
- Confidence in Prayer (1 John 5:14-15)
Lesson 13 - February 25, 2018
Focus Text: Isaiah 63:15-64:12
Central Truth: The prayer of all Christians is that God would make His presence known so that all nations would recognize His greatness.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will have learned from Isaiah how to petition God for the revival of His people.
- The Identity of God's People (Isaiah 63:11-19)
- The Cry of God's People (Isaiah 64:1-4)
- The Confession of God's People (Isaiah 64:5-12)
Lesson 12 - February 18, 2018
Focus Text: Isaiah 61:1-11
Central Truth: Because the Holy Spirit dwells in them, the mission of all Christians is to bring restoration to the broken of earth.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will understand that to be true followers of Jesus, Christians must be driven by a spirit of mission to bring restoration to the broken of earth.
- The Spirit of the Christian's Mission (Isaiah 61:1-3)
- The Goal of the Christian's Mission (Isaiah 61:4-9)
- The Joy of the Christian's Mission (Isaiah 61:10-11)
Lesson 11 - February 11, 2018
Focus Text: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Central Truth: While no suffering is pleasant, God often chooses to make suffering the birthplace of blessing.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will understand that just as God used suffering in the life of Jesus to bring salvation to the world, He can cause our suffering to also bear precious fruit.
- Rejected by Others (Isaiah 52:13-53:3)
- Punished for Others (Isaiah 53:4-9)
- Exalted by God (Isaiah 53:10-12)
Lesson 10 - February 4, 2018
Focus Text: Isaiah 51:1-16
Central Truth: God’s people will always find encouragement when they truly seek and listen to the Lord of hosts.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will have found encouragement because they have clarified their focus (vs. 1-8); expressed their need (vs. 9, 10); and listened to the Lord of hosts speak (vs. 11-16).
- Clarifying Our Focus (Isaiah 51:1-8)
- Expressing Our Need (Isaiah 51:9-10)
- Listening to Our God (Isaiah 51:11-16)
Lesson 9 - January 28, 2018
Focus Text: Isaiah 42:1-12
Central Truth: As servants of God all Christians seek to model their lives after God’s perfect Servant.
Objective: After comparing their lives with the perfect Servant, my students will be prepared to share at least one area of their lives that needs attention if they are to be like the model Servant of Isaiah 42.
- The Character to Which Christians Aspire (Isaiah 42:1-4)
- The Mission Christians Pursue (Isaiah 42:5-9)
- The Song Christians Sing (Isaiah 42:10-12)