Sunday School Lessons
Mrs. Daisy B. Scott - Superintendent
(Updated March 21, 2018)

Sunday School classes start at 9:30 AM every Sunday.

The lesson segments include a synopsis of the lesson and a link to where the reference Scripture will be played in audio and displayed on the screen.  If your computer cannot play the file, download a free copy of RealPlayer at the site. Also in each lesson segment will be a link to the New Living Translation version of the reference Scripture. This version is easier to understand than some of the other translations.


March 4 – The Lord Will Provide
Alternate Title – God Will Provide

Bible Lesson: Genesis 22:1-3, 6-14 (KJV)

Key verse: Genesis 22:8 KJV - "And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. "

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
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This lesson exemplifies how faith and trust in God should lead to our obedience to His will, and confidence in his wisdom. As a result, we can be assured that He will be faithful to us just as we have been to Him. The Lord fulfilled a promise to Abraham by allowing him to miraculously have a son even though he and his wife were very old. He was 100 years old and she was 90. But then one day, God tested Abraham's obedience by telling him to sacrifice his only son—his miracle son—as a burnt offering (the body will be burned up).

Abraham proceeded to obey God, but after he had bound his son Isaac and laid him on the wood, God stopped him before he could kill his son (Genesis 22:12). Instead of his son, God provided a ram for the sacrifice (Genesis 22:13). The ram was killed and and the body consumed by fire as a burnt offering. Abraham named this place Yahweh-Yireh which means, "The Lord will provide (Genesis 22:14)." He had proved his faith in God's wisdom by following God's instruction to sacrifice his only son that he loved so much.

The land of Moriah (Genesis 22:2), where the ram was provided to Abraham, has great religious significance. It was not only on Mount Moriah where the ram was provided by God, but also where the Lord later appeared to David (2 Chronicles 3:1).

In the future, this was the area where the Temple was built, destroyed, and then rebuilt. It is called the Temple Mount and is sacred property in Jerusalem today, not only to the Jews but also for the Christians and Muslims (for different reasons). The only thing which remains of the Temple Mount is the west retaining wall, and the Western Wall is where many people from all over the world come to pray.

Sometimes we can pray and pray about something and nothing seems to be happening. Even if God intends to grant our request, it may seem to us He is not moving fast enough. We have put Him on our time schedule. We have forgotten He knows best. We have forgotten the old saying, "He may not come when you want Him to, but He's always on time."

When it was first revealed to Sarah that she would give birth to a son, she laughed privately to herself at even the prospect of an old woman like her giving birth (Genesis 18:12). By God waiting until she was well beyond her child-bearing years, for her to give birth, it went from an ordinary birth to a miracle. It demonstrated there is nothing God cannot do. It demonstrated He will provide and that we should never lose patience waiting on Him. We should never try to put God on our timetable.

The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of Genesis 22:1-3, 6-14

The key verse: Genesis 22:8 - "God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son," Abraham answered. And they both walked on together.

March 11 – There is No God Like You

Bible Lesson: 2 Chronicles 6:12-21 (KJV)

Key verse: 2 Chronicles 6:15 KJV - "Thou which hast kept with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
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Solomon, the king of all Israel, stood on a bronze platform in the Temple's courtyard in front of the entire community of Israel. Before he offered a prayer of dedication for the new temple, he knelt and lifted his hands toward heaven (2 chronicles 6:13). He said, "O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in all of heaven and earth. You keep your covenant and show unfailing love to all who walk before you in wholehearted devotion. (2 chronicles 6:14)"

We are fortunate to have such a loving and forgiving God, who saw our needs long ago. He sent His Son to be a sacrifice for our sins and to usher in a new covenant between Himself and all those who believed in His Son. Christians don't have a physical central temple as the Jews had during Solomon's time. What we have is a living Church comprised of all believers.

The cornerstone of our church is Jesus Christ, who was rejected by the people during His ministry on earth (1 Peter 2:7-8). The body of believers, who make up our Church, is a temple of God because His presence indwells all believers. The Holy Spirit is His presence, which lives within all Christians.

As compared to Solomon's day, we now have technology which allows the leader of our country—our president—to address the whole nation on national TV at any time desired. Wouldn't it be something for Christians to behold one day, if a president knelt (as King Solomon did) before the people, out of humility and reverence to God, and prayed on our behalf? Well ... that's not in his job description, some people might say. Well ... that type of thing is not allowed by law anymore, others might say.

On every piece of currency we use in our country is printed, "In God We Trust," but a new law would be required to post these words in our schools. Out of caution, our political leaders are seldom heard repeating these words before a secular public forum.

This is how we have come to treat the one and only true God, the creator of all in existence. There is no other God like Him. He has remained faithful to us—forgiving us of our sins—even though we surely deserve His wrath and punishment for our sinfulness, and for relegating worship of him subject to our laws.

The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of 2 Chronicles 6:12-21

The key verse: 2 Chronicles 6:15 NLT - "You have kept your promise to your servant David, my father. You made that promise with your own mouth, and with your own hands you have fulfilled it today."

March 18 – The People Gave Thanks to God

Bible Lesson: 2 Chronicles 7:1-9 (KJV)

Key verse: 2 Chronicles 7:3 KJV - "And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
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Being grateful to God for all He has done for us is essential to worship, and is a fundamental building block of joyful living. People who are always dissatisfied; grumbling about one thing or another, and not grateful to God for what He has done for them, are likely to be unhappy.

In our lifetime, we may never see fire sent from God come down and consume a burnt offering as was the case of the Israelites in our lesson. Seeing this was a demonstration of the power and presence of God, and prompted them to fall down and worship Him (2 Chronicles 7:3).

However, even without something physical for which to celebrate (such as the Temple), all of us have so much to be thankful for due to the power of God. When we look in the mirror, we are seeing a miracle. Science has revealed some of the miracles going on inside all of us. God has given us a heart which beats 35 million times a year - circulating 5.6 liters of blood three times every minute through a network of blood vessels totaling 60,000 miles.

We don't have to see fire coming from above to have cause to be grateful for the life we have been given and the miracles which go on inside our body every minute of every day. Considering that each of us is a walking miracle, when we wake up we should be prompted to thank God for us being allowed to see a new day, because it is He who is responsible.

But for us, God has gone a step further; He has put part of Himself inside each of us believers. The Holy Spirit indwells all believers and is there to help guide our life ... if we invite Him to. That makes each believer's body also a temple because God is there.

In our lesson, the Israelites had assembled for a joyous celebration of the new Temple and they did so with sincere gratitude to God. Their grand celebration went on for a total of two weeks and included the Levites with musical instruments and the Priests blowing their trumpets (2 Chronicles 7:6). Two weeks may seem like a long time, but all of us should celebrate the God-given life we have every day—a lifelong celebration.

Just knowing God cares for us and has given us the Holy Spirit to help guide our life can change our perception of what happens to us on a daily basis. Rather than living a life of uneasiness, waiting for an unpredictable event to shake our resolve, we can face life with confidence that we are under God's control. Maybe we didn't see that unexpected event coming, but He did.

Therefore, we confidently thank Him for each day of our life because we know He is in control, and He loves us. Then, by conditioning our minds to have a spirit of thankfulness, we can experience the joy and peace God intended for us to have.

The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of 2 Chronicles 7:1-9

The key verse: 2 Chronicles 7:3 NLT - "When all the people of Israel saw the fire coming down and the glorious presence of the LORD filling the Temple, they fell face down on the ground and worshiped and praised the LORD, saying, "He is good! His faithful love endures forever!"."

March 25 – Keep My Statutes and Ordinances
Alternate Title – Keep God's Laws

Bible Lesson: 2 Chronicles 7:12-22 (KJV)

Key verse: 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV - "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
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What does it mean to seek God's face? This one question is the foundation of our lesson for today. To seek God's face could simply imply a sincere desire to know God better and to have a closer relationship with Him—obeying his commands and turning away from sinful living. By trying to be obedient, we would look forward to his merciful and forgiving grace.

What happens when we do the opposite and not seek His face; living a sinful and unrepentant life? In a case such as that, we would be subject to God's discipline. Some people may think the sin is worth the discipline, but these people don't know just how painful the Lord's discipline can be, until they experience it.

In our reference scripture, the Israelites were dedicating the Temple to God. They were warned to obey God's commands, and not seek after idol gods, or He would reject the Temple and it will be destroyed. Not only that, but He would also uproot the people from His land (2 Chronicles 7:20).

Notice how God referred to the land as His land! This statement not only applied to the Israelites, but it also applies to us today. Everything we have and hope to have belongs to God. It is because of Him that we have it and He can take it away at any time. One day, we may have money in the bank, a fine house, and a luxury car, and the next day we could be filing for bankruptcy, or not even be alive.

No doubt, the Israelites did not take God's warning seriously enough because later generations did not worship and obey God as they should have. As a result, God's warning came to fruition: The Temple was destroyed in 586 BCE by the Babylonians, and the Israelites were exiled to foreign lands.

On its most basic level, we have a tendency to avoid people we don't like while seeking out people we like or love. The boyfriend can't wait to see the girlfriend and vice versa. If we have done a good job where we work, the boss is a welcomed site because we expect a compliment. But, on the other hand, if we have really done a poor job, it's not a welcome site to see the boss coming our way.

As long as Adam and Eve were obedient, everything was fine. But when they ate the forbidden fruit, they hid from God because they knew they had done wrong. If we love the Lord and are doing our best to be obedient, we will confidently seek Him out through prayer and with our thoughts. But when we are actively sinning, believers will feel shame and most likely it will become more difficult for them to seek the Lord's face through prayer.

What happens when we continue repeating the same sins, but still seek God's face, as if nothing is wrong? Micah 3:4 NIV has the answer: "Then they will cry out to the LORD, but He will not answer them. At that time He will hide His face from them because of the evil they have done."

The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of 2 Chronicles 7:12-22

The key verse: 2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT - "Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land."

April 1 – He Has Risen
Alternate Title – Jesus Has Risen!

Bible Lesson: Luke 24:1-12, 30-35 (KJV)

Key verse: Luke 24:34 KJV - "Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. "

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
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Crucifixion was a cruel and torturous way of execution. Jesus was mercilessly beaten, stripped of clothing, and was nailed to the cross (Luke 23:33) where He experienced a slow and painful death. Crucified people died from a variety of reasons, ranging from exposure to the elements, difficulty in breathing (suffocation), loss of blood, and heart failure. Even knowing there would be resurrection after death, for any person to willingly go through such a horrendous ordeal for the benefit of others demonstrates an unbelievable level of love and commitment to purpose.

The day of Jesus' resurrection from the dead—celebrated as Easter— is the most important day on the Christian calendar, and the cross is the most important Christian symbol. The resurrection proved Jesus was who He said He was, and gave us confidence in His promise that each of us could also have resurrected eternal life.

When we think of what Jesus endured for us through His sufferings on the cross, we should find it easy to do the few things we are called upon to do as Christians. We should become more forgiving and understanding and not like the people who condemned Jesus to death. We should become more supportive of others when that support is really needed. After He was arrested, Jesus faced the crowd alone. The crowd demanded His execution even though He had done no wrong.

"He is Risen," is more than an expression of jubilation and confirmation that Christ was who He said He was. It is also a battle cry when we stand up for what is right, just, and fair even if the crowd is against us.

We may lose a battle or two, but the war was won on Resurrection Day 2000 years ago. "He is Risen, (Luke 24:34)" is more than just three words. Those words represents our Victory through Jesus over the forces of evil and death. One day, those words will apply to all who are saved, for we will rise from death and spend eternity with our Lord, who sacrificed so much for us.

The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of Luke 24:1-12, 30-35

The key verse: Luke 24:34 NLT- "who said, The Lord has really risen! He appeared to Peter."

April 8 – The Risen Lord Appears
Alternate Title – Jesus Appears to Many

Bible Lesson: John 21:1-14 (KJV)

Key verse: John 21:12 KJV - "And Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
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Our text for today is about one of the times the resurrected Jesus revealed Himself to the disciples. Peter was fishing in a boat but was not having any luck. Reminiscent of Jesus' encounter with Peter in the past under similar conditions (Luke 5:4-6), He told him where to fish. Then, they had extraordinary luck; catching a tremendous number of fish (John 21:6). In this case, Jesus invited them to bring some of the fish to shore (John 21:10) and have breakfast (John 21:12).

What would have happened if Jesus was resurrected from the dead but did not reveal Himself to anyone on earth ... especially the disciples? The foundation of Christianity lay in the birth, death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ. Without confirmation of His resurrection and ascension, would Christianity have survived as a religion?

It's hard to answer these questions with certainty since they are hypothetical, but we claim confidence that the Lord knew what was needed for the Good News to endure and prosper after the crucifixion. In His wisdom, proof of the resurrection was provided in the form of the resurrected Jesus revealing Himself physically to His disciples.

Today—2000 years later—we operate on faith, but back then the Lord decided to give more than faith to satisfy the doubt that some had after the crucifixion. After Jesus invited Thomas to examine His wounds as verification He was the crucified Jesus, He said, "You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me (John 20:29)."

Paul explained how important the Resurrection is to Christianity. He said, "And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith (1 Cor 15:14)."

A lot would be expected of the Apostles in the years following the Resurrection as they sought to spread the Good News. They would be subject to opposition, imprisonment, and death because of their preaching and beliefs. It was they who were leaders in explaining the New Testament covenant with God. It was they who laid the foundation for the Christian church.

God does not operate by chance or whims. He always has a plan. Revealing the resurrected Jesus to the disciples would help satisfy any doubt and ensure the disciples would confidently spread the Good News after Christ ascended to Heaven.

The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of John 21:1-14

The key verse: John 21:12 NLT- "Now come and have some breakfast! Jesus said. None of the disciples dared to ask him, 'Who are you?' They knew it was the Lord."

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