A Model for Servants

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.

Lesson Outline:

  1. The Character to Which Christians Aspire (Isaiah 42:1-4)
  2. The Mission Christians Pursue (Isaiah 42:5-9)
  3. The Song Christians Sing (Isaiah 42:10-12)

Who is God?

Lesson 8 - January 21, 2018

Focus Text: Isaiah 40:12-18, 25-31

Central Truth: The mission of the Church is to know God and to make Him known.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will be able to share three facts about God that motivate them to want to make Him known.

  1. Our God is Wise (Isaiah 40:12-18)
  2. Our God is Sovereign (Isaiah 40:25-26)
  3. Our God is Strong (Isaiah 40:27-31)

Trusting God in the Dark (Act 2)

Lesson 7 - January 14, 2018

Focus Text: Isaiah 37:8-20, 36-38

Central Truth: Praying to God is not an act of desperation, but an expression of deep trust in God.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will be able to identify three ways that imitating Hezekiah’s actions in the dark gives us hope in our dark times.

Lesson Outline:

  1. "When Darkness Surrounds Me" (Isaiah 37:8-13)
  2. "I Will Trust in God" (Isaiah 37:14-20)
  3. "And He Will Deliver Me" (Isaiah 37:36-38)

The Glorious Hope

Lesson 6 - January 7, 2018

Focus Text: Isaiah 11:1-12

Central Truth: In a world of darkness, Christians must be known as people of hope.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will be able to identify three ways they can be known as people of hope in a world of darkness.

Lesson Outline:

  1. The Glorious Hope: Righteousness (Isaiah 11:1-5)
  2. The Glorious Hope: Peace (Isaiah 11:6-10)
  3. The Glorious Hope: Victory (Isaiah 11:11-12)

Calling: The Fruit of Cleansing

Lesson 5 - December 31, 2017

Focus Text: Isaiah 6:1-10

Central Truth: Cleansing from sin should always produce a passion for proclaiming the Word of the Lord.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify ways the passionate Christian can proclaim the Word of the Lord.

Lesson Outline:

  1. The God Who Calls (Isaiah 6:1-4)
  2. The Hindrance to Hearing God's Call (Isaiah 6:5)
  3. The Hindrance Removed (Isaiah 6:6-7)
  4. The Call of God Explained (Isaiah 6:8-10)

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)