Sunday School Lessons
Mrs. Daisy B. Scott - Superintendent
(Updated October 22, 2018)

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


The lesson segments include a synopsis of the lesson and a link to AudioBible.com 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 Real.com 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.


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October 7 – Noah's Steadfast Faith
Alternate Title – The Righteousness of Noah


Bible Lesson:
Genesis 6:9b-22 (KJV)


Key verse:
Genesis 6:22 (KJV) - "Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he. "


What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

God could have made people without the freedom of choice to obey or not to obey Him. But, instead, He gave them freedom of choice, which allowed the first people, Adam and Eve, to sin, since that is what they decided to do. The same was true of the people during Noah's time.

Unfortunately, there came a time that sin had become so prevalent that this evil corruption (Genesis 6:12) led God to regret having created humankind and placing them on earth (Genesis 6:6). There was, however, one man called Noah who was righteous in God's sight. So God decided to destroy all of humankind with the exception of Noah, his family, and male and female representatives of the animals and birds.

The destruction was to be accomplished by a great flood which would destroy all other living things that breathe (Genesis 6:17). To keep all that which God wanted to keep alive, Noah was instructed to build a large boat with no way to get it to a large body of water.

No doubt, any people passing by might consider him as either a fool or someone out of his mind, to build such a large boat. From Noah's perspective, he must have had a tremendous level of faith in order to spend probably decades of years building a 450-foot boat that was 75 feet wide and 45 feet high (Genesis 6:14). He was saved by faith, based on things he had not seen.

There are questions about how he got so much wood, how old he was when he was working on the ark, and how long it took for the ark to be built. None of those questions are important compared to the main theme of Noah's command to build the ark.

The main theme is that Noah was told by God to do something and he did not complain about the difficulty or logic behind doing it. He did it regardless of how much effort it took on his part. He did it out of faith, knowing God has the power to make anything happen and surely He had the power to provide whatever Noah needs to carry out His command.


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 6:9b-22

The key verse: Genesis 6:22 (NLT)- "So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him."







October 14 – God Is Always Working
Alternate Title – The Call of Abram


Bible Lesson:
Genesis 10:1; 11:10, 27, 31-32; 12:1-4 (KJV) [Special Note: Because of the varied chapter locations of the reference text this week, we are using BibleStudyTools.com as the text resource rather than audio-bible.com.]


Key verses:
Genesis 12:2-3 (KJV) - "And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."


What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

Most of our Bible was written by or about the Israelites. These were God's chosen people to reveal to the world His character and sovereign nature. It was through these people His wider purposes would be accomplished. The Israelites were from the seed of Abram. He was renamed Abraham by God, and his grandson, Jacob, was renamed Israel by God. An Israelite is a descendant of Israel (Jacob)—Abraham's grandson.

King David was from the tribe of Judah, one of the 12 tribes of Israel. He was therefore also a descendant of Abraham (Matthew 1:1) since all Israelites descended from Abraham's grandson Jacob. David and Abraham were ancestors of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:17). Therefore, the call of Abram is not only the seed from which the nation of Israel came, but is also the seed from which Christianity ultimately emerged through Jesus Christ the Messiah.

Before becoming the seed for a great nation, Abraham had to show his obedience to the Lord by leaving his father's house and moving to another land—one which would be revealed to him (Genesis 12:1; Hebrews 11:8). By making this move, Abraham was also leaving behind the idol worship he and his kindred had participated in (Joshua 24:2 ESV). By making this move, through faith, he and his wife were blessed with the birth of a son they thought was impossible (Genesis 17:17-18 NIV) and the birth of a nation of descendants (Genesis 12:2).

God worked through many generations (about 2,000 years) before bringing to the world our Savior and with Him the Good News of our salvation and redemption by His grace. Through Abraham, the whole world was blessed (Genesis 18:18 NIV).

There is no telling what blessings are in store for us if we do as Abraham did, and show faith and obedience to God.


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 10:1; 11:10, 27, 31-32; 12:1-4

The key verses: Genesis 12:2-3 (NLT) - "I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you."








October 21 – Abraham and Sarah Trust God's Promise
Alternate Title – The Birth of the Promised Son


Bible Lesson:
Genesis 18:9-15 (KJV) ; Genesis 21:1-7 (KJV)


Key verse:
Genesis 21:1 (KJV) - "And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken."


What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

In the lesson from last week, we recall that when Abraham (then called Abram) was told by God to leave his native country and kindred, he obeyed even though he was 75 years old. He didn't argue or complain. His move was a committed one in that he took his wife, nephew, livestock and those in his household (Genesis 12:5).

God told Abraham he would be blessed with many descendants—a great nation (Genesis 12:2). But as the years went by, this promise had not developed into reality since Abraham and Sarah did not have a single child together through whom many descendants could come.

Even though Abraham is known for his faithfulness and obedience to God, he was not perfect...as none of us are. Rather than waiting on the Lord any longer, they decided to take matters into their own hands. Sarah suggested that Abraham have a child with her maidservant, Hagar, because it didn't appear she and Abraham would have any children together (Genesis 16:2). So Abraham had a son with Hagar and he was named Ishmael.

Perhaps they thought this son would allow the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham to have many descendants (Galatians 4:22-23). But, when Abraham asked God if the promised blessing could be realized through Ishmael, God said no—he would have a son through his wife, Sarah, and God's covenant would be confirmed through him (Genesis 17:19).

Years after Ishmael was born, Abraham still had no children with Sarah. Then, as he was approaching 100 years old and Sarah was near 90, God conveyed to them they would have a son together. They showed disbelief by laughing inwardly at the prospect of having a child together in their old age (Genesis 17:17; Genesis 18:11-12). Even though this private laughter showed some doubt, God still did as he had promised and the miracle birth took place. They had a son together (Genesis 21:1) and named him Isaac. We are fortunate when God continues to bless us in spite of our shortcomings.

Sometimes we must rely only on faith because God's methods and plans may not be obvious or predictable to us. Even though it may appear he is not answering our prayers, the story of the birth of the promised son teaches us to not lose faith in God and to always remain patiently faithful to Him.

Sometimes we can put God "in a box" and decide, on our own when He should act and what His actions should be. If we don't immediately see our desired results from our prayers, we may give up. In the case of Abraham, it was not a matter of days or months but was a matter of years before his blessing was realized.

A common theme in the Old and New Testaments is to "wait on the Lord." A benefit of having devoted faith in God is that it will lead us to be patient and accept His plan without doubt. This is what the Lord wants of us—to obey and trust Him without question or complaint and to lean on Him and His word in times of trouble or strife. We are strengthened by our faith in Him even through adversity (Isaiah 40:31).

Even if our prayers are never answered to our satisfaction, we should remain faithful to the Lord and trust in His wisdom. We are reminded that Paul had a bothersome problem that he asked the Lord to remove, but the Lord never did. Paul realized the Lord's plan was for him to live with the problem and live confidently by relying on the Lord's grace and wisdom (2 Corinthians 12:8-9).


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 18:9-15; 21:1-7

The key verse: Genesis 21:1 (NLT) - "The LORD kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised."







October 28 – Isaac and Rebekah Continue the Legacy
Alternate Title – The Marriage of Isaac


Bible Lesson:
Genesis 24:12-21, 61-67 (KJV)


Key verse:
Genesis 24:61 (KJV) - "And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. "


What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

God promised Abraham he would have many descendants, but his wife, Sarah, could not conceive. They took matters into their own hands by letting Sarah's maidservant have a child with Abraham and they named the boy Ishmael. But, when Abraham asked God if the promised blessing could be realized through Ishmael, God said no—he would have a son through his wife, Sarah, and God's covenant would be confirmed through him (Genesis 17:19).

As promised, Sarah did have a son even though she was 90 years old when he was born. The son was named Isaac. After he matured, the Lord led him to Rebekah to be his wife (Genesis 24:50). As it turned out, Rebekah was not able to conceive, just as had been the case with Sarah, her mother-in-law. But, rather than taking matters into their own hands (as Abraham and Sarah had done with Hagar), Isaac prayed to God and the Lord blessed them with twins (Genesis 25:21).

In many cases, we make important decisions in our life without asking for God's guidance. When God is involved, we can have confidence we are doing the right thing. Even before praying and asking for His help with an important decision, we can prepare beforehand by just making it a habit of studying His word. The Bible is a teaching tool just as is Sunday School and Bible study classes. We must be prepared to make the right decision.

All too often decisions are made for the wrong reasons when deciding on who we want to be our spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend. Sometimes, physical attractiveness is the only guiding requirement. Even if the person of our interest doesn't go to church or has a drinking or drug problem, we might figure we can change them after we get married or start dating. Even if the person has a bad temper, or is selfish or uncaring, we might be lured into a relationship (or marriage) just because the person looks good or has some other attractive superficial trait.

Abraham's servant—who was searching for a good mate for Isaac—did so by first seeking God's help (Genesis 24:12). Abraham had already instructed him to look for a woman who was one of Abraham's descendants rather than one who was a Canaanite (Genesis 24:3-4). A local woman from Canaan would probably worship an idol god and he didn't want a woman like that for his son. Also, Abraham had promise the servant that God would send an angel with him so his decision would be a success (Genesis 24:40).

The servant was a wise man in that he was not just looking for someone who was pretty. He had other requirements such as kindness. Above all, both the servant and his master, Abraham, involved God in making the decision. So should we when faced with any important decision.


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 24:12-21, 61-67

The key verse: Genesis 24:61 (NLT) - "Then Rebekah and her servant girls mounted the camels and followed the man. So Abraham's servant took Rebekah and went on his way."







November 4 – A Troubled Birth
Alternate Title – Siblings' Rivalry


Bible Lesson:
Genesis 25:19-34 (KJV)


Key verse:
Genesis 25:23 (KJV) - "And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger."


What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

The synopsis of this lesson has been delayed until Thursday, October 25, 2018.

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 25:19-34

The key verse: Genesis 25:23 (NLT) - "And the LORD told her, 'The sons in your womb will become two nations. From the very beginning, the two nations will be rivals. One nation will be stronger than the other; and your older son will serve your younger son.'"







For access to all chapters of the King James Version Bible in audio and visual formats, visit
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For other versions (NIV, New Living Translation, etc.) of the Bible in audio and visual formats, visit the World Wide Study Bible page of Christian Classics Eternal Library site. Also visit the New Living Translation web site.

Some information on this page may be referenced from the NLT Study Bible, the Standard Lesson Commentary, and Commentary by David Guzik. Frederick L. Marsh is the commentary author of the information contained in this page. He is the author of the book: "The Book of the Holy Spirit: Joyful living." Any opinions expressed or writings on this page are his responsibility.



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