Sunday School Lessons
Mrs. Daisy B. Scott - Superintendent
(Updated May 28, 2020)

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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May 3 – A Vision of Restoration

Alternate Title – Prophesying Restoration

Alternate Title #2 – God Has Your Back

Bible Lesson: Zephaniah 3:14-20 (KJV)


Key verse:
Zephaniah 3:19 (KJV) - "Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame."

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


What shall we learn from this lesson:
The book of Zephaniah contains a common theme shared with Old Testament prophets such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Habakkuk. It is the theme that the people will experience the judgment of God because of its disobedience against Him (Zephaniah 3:17).

However, God's wrath will not mean the end of all because He will remain faithful to those who love Him. He will restore them to a place of honor; giving them a good name and reputation, and restoring their fortunes.

"At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes," says the LORD." (Zeph 3:20 NIV)

Zephaniah said to rejoice because the remnant (those that remain) will do no wrong (Zeph 3:13). They will trust in the name of the Lord (Zeph 3:12). Not only will the people rejoice (Zeph 3:14), but the Lord will rejoice over the people (Zeph 3:17).

In the present world, we have those who are proud and arrogant; who do not seek the Lord during good or bad times. Zephaniah describes the future time when the proud and arrogant, and those who rebel against God will be removed (Zeph 3:11).

In Christianity, we look forward to being included in the people who God has chosen to remain. These will rejoice in the Lord. These will be the ones in whom the Lord rejoices. We have the opportunity to be in that remnant by believing in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

We look forward to the day in which the Lord will live among us (Zeph 3:17). This is when we will be judged faultless in His presence (Jude 1:24):

"To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy". Jude 1:24

Maybe we have found ourselves putting God on the "back burner" until disaster strikes and we have a "911" or the Coronavirus to face. Our comfort zone is suddenly destroyed during that time.

Zephaniah describes how a future generation will be blessed with God's presence and He will rejoice in them. But now is the time for all of us to live a godly life so that He can rejoice in 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 Bible Version of Zephaniah 3:14-20.

The key verse: Zephaniah 3:19 (NLT) - "And I will deal severely with all who have oppressed you. I will save the weak and helpless ones; I will bring together those who were chased away. I will give glory and fame to my former exiles, wherever they have been mocked and shamed."








May 10 – Peace and Justice Reign

Alternate Title – Promising Peace

Alternate Title #2 – God Promises Peace

Bible Lesson: Zechariah 8:1-8, 11-17 (KJV)


Key verse:
Zephaniah 8:15 (KJV) - "So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not."

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


What shall we learn from this lesson:
When the first Israelites returned to Jerusalem from Babylonian exile, they were faced with a city and temple in ruins. They became discouraged when the first attempt to start the Temple restoration failed. It was during this time that Zechariah prophesied a message of hope for the future. (Zechariah 8:6).

His message painted a picture of Jerusalem returning to a time of peace and prosperity (Zech 8:12). God promised to rescue them, and once again make the Israelites a symbol and a source of blessing (Zech 8:13).

Zechariah's sermons and messages reveals elements of the character and passion of God. We can see that God has real wants and desires and is therefore not some philosophical concept but a real and living deity. He can be delighted in our actions or can punish or discipline us for being disobedient.

Even though we are not in the same situation as the Israelites were, Zechariah's message of hope applies also to us. When our lives are in a state of confusion and hopelessness, we need hope and faith in God to direct our path so that we will have peace of mind knowing things will turn out as they should.

This may seem like only rhetoric until we experience some disaster in our life and our prayers were answered. At that time, seemingly insurmountable obstacles were overcome. The Lord has promised all things will work for the good for those that love Him. (Romans 8:28).

The obstacle overcome could be a marriage on the rocks, a life-threating health condition, a wayward child, loss of a job or any of a number of life challenges.

Since starting on the synopsis for this lesson, a EF-3 tornado caused widespread destruction in my neighborhood and in other communities in my region. This, added to the threat of Coronavirus, could cause many to lose hope or become discouraged. But even in these and many other trying circumstances of life, Zechariah's message is that we keep hope in the Lord alive and strong in our heart and trust Him with our future.


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 Bible Version of Zephaniah 8:1-8, 11-17.

The key verse: Zechariah 8:15 (NLT) - "But now I am determined to bless Jerusalem and the people of Judah. So don't be afraid. "









May 17 – Practice Justice

Alternate Title – God Punishes Disobedience

Bible Lesson: Jeremiah 21:8-14 (KJV)


Key verse:
Jeremiah 21:12a (KJV) - "O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor..."

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


What shall we learn from this lesson:
Of all in existence, the Lord is the One you want to be on your side. Conversely, of all in existence, the Lord is the one you do not want to be against you. We can remember God's words when the Israelites did not show confidence in Him after first exploring the land of Canaan which God was giving them. He said to them:

"Because your men explored the land for forty days, you must wander in the wilderness for forty years—a year for each day, suffering the consequences of your sins. Then you will discover what it is like to have me for an enemy." Numbers 14:34

Jeremiah told the people of Judah that God had made a decision about them. They would lose to the Babylonians. Therefore, if they wanted to live, they should surrender to them. If they chose instead to fight, they would die. His words from God were:

"Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword, famine or plague. But whoever goes out and surrenders to the Babylonians who are besieging you will live; they will escape with their lives." Jeremiah 21:9 NIV

Jeremiah was preaching to the people what God had conveyed to him as other prophets had done. However, the people did not take him seriously and mocked him (Jeremiah 20:10). In his earlier ministry, he warned them to change their sinful practices. Because they did not change the Lord decided to make a judgment.

In your life who serves the purpose of Jeremiah? The Holy Spirit could fill that role by urging us to stop living a sinful life ... that is if we allow Him to guide us. Studying the Bible can serve as our "Jeremiah" by conveying to us how the Lord wants us to live and the consequences of disobedience. Through their sermons, ministers can serve that role.

An even more relevant question is are we strong enough Christians to counsel others about the correct lifestyle they should live? To put it another way, are we ready to be a "Jeremiah" in the life of someone elsetelling them to change their sinful practices before the Lord makes a judgment on them?


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 Bible Version of Jeremiah 21:8-14.

The key verse: Jeremiah 21:12a (NLT) - "This is what the LORD says to the dynasty of David: "'Give justice each morning to the people you judge! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors..."







May 24 – Repent of Injustice

Alternate Title – Obey and Serve God Only

Bible Lesson: Jeremiah 22:1-10 (KJV)


Key verse:
Jeremiah 22:3 (KJV) - "Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place. "

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


What shall we learn from this lesson:

Israel, as an nation, had its foundation in the covenant promises of God. It was God who promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that a great nation would come from them. After that nation was formed and came into existence, it was God who granted their request to have a king and Him who decided who the first king would be.

What the king did (or didn't do) therefore was impacted by godly requirements. That is why God's word through Jeremiah commanded the King and his officials to do what was just and right (Jer 22:3). They were expected to abide by covenant requirements just as the people were expected to do.

Jeremiah's prophecy in our reference Scripture is directed to the king in the house of David and his officials (Jeremiah 22:2). If they obeyed the Lord, there would always be a descendant of David sitting on the throne in Jerusalem (Jer 22:4).

But Jeremiah's words from God went a step further than telling the King he was to act fairly to all the people. His words told the King there would be dire consequences to being unfair and unjust. Those consequences would include the destruction of the palace and the kingdom (Jer 22:5).

Then, after the destruction, people from other nations will pass by and wonder why the Lord destroyed such a great city (Jer 22:8). The answer is they violated the covenant of the Lord (Jer 22:9a). If they truly worshipped God they would do as He commanded.

In the United States we have no king so who would Jeremiah direct His words to in our case? Most likely, the answer would be the President, but could also include Congress and the Supreme Court.

They are the ones who make the decisions as to what is fair and just to the population in general. Even though these are secular positions, the principles of fairness and justice still apply because this is God's world ... whether everyone acknowledges it or not.


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 Bible Version of Jeremiah 22:1-10.

The key verse: Jeremiah 22:3 (NLT) - "This is what the LORD says: Be fair-minded and just. Do what is right! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors. Quit your evil deeds! Do not mistreat foreigners, orphans, and widows. Stop murdering the innocent!"







May 31 – Return to Love and Justice

Alternate Title – Pursue Love and Justice

Alternate Title #2 – God Wants Us to Repent

Bible Lesson: Hosea 11:1, 2, 7-10 (KJV) ; Hosea 12:1, 2, 6-14 (KJV)


Key verse:
Hosea 12:6 (KJV) - "Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually."

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


What shall we learn from this lesson:

As a child, how many times did we had an opportunity to stop doing something wrong but chose to continue, only to suffer the resulting consequences of punishment? After receiving such punishment we should have learned a valuable lesson as a childdoing wrong is not a good idea!

In a Christian home, this lesson is one of the most desired lessons parents want their children to learn. Unfortunately, even after growing up and being old enough to have Medicare and Social Security benefits, we still have not completely learned the lesson.

We never stop sinning. We may have grown enough spiritually to know that we are still doing some wrong things but we are driven by worldly forces directed at us by Satan himself to deviate from what we know is godly and how the Lord wants us to behave.

The lesson from Hosea teaches us to always believe in the mercies of God and to not give up hope for salvation even though we are sinners. That means we should never stop trying to do right by God even though doing the opposite is a constant temptation.

God loves us as His children and will never give up on us. His love is endless and His mercies are new every morning.

"The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning." Lamentations 3:22-23 (NLT)

Hosea's message to the Israelites in our lesson is that even though God was angry because of their behavior (Hosea 11:2), He would have mercy on them and will not destroy them completely (Hosea 11:9). But they must repent of their sins and change their behavior.

This may seem like an impossible missionto overcome sinsince we have done it all our lives. But that is only what Satan wants us to believe. He wants us to give up, not just on ourselves but on the Lord.

But through Jesus Christ, we will be victorious over sin and the greatest temptations of our life. Through His representative, the Holy Spirit, we will live a spiritually fortified life and love the Lord as He deserves.


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 Bible Version of Jeremiah 22:1-10.

The key verse: Hosea 12:6 (NLT) - "So now, come back to your God. Act with love and justice, and always depend on him."







June 7 – Listen to God's Wisdom

Bible Lesson: Proverbs 1:1-4, 7-8, 10, 20-22, 32-33 (KJV)


Key verse:
Proverbs 1:7 (KJV) - "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. "

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


What shall we learn from this lesson:
Wisdom is the ability to exercise good judgment; to discern the right course of action and to know right from wrong. When given the opportunity to ask God for anything, King Solomon asked for wisdom (1 Kings 3:9). The Lord was pleased with his response.

The Book of Proverbs is an anthology (a collection) of wise instruction to help its readers gain wisdom and discipline (Proverbs 1:2) and to help them do what is right, just, and fair (Prov 1:3 NLT). Proverbs was begun by Solomon, son of David, and king of Israel (Prov 1:1). However, he is not the only contributor to the book.

As we go through life, we determine what is important to us. As a child, some of the important things are toys, food that taste good, play periods, watching TV, playing video games, and the list goes on and on. As an adult, oftentimes we focus on our love interest, making money, buying a car or a house, and the list continues.

If we are fortunate, at some point in our life we will come to understand our most important pursuit should be the Love of God. We will come to understand that all the "things" we have accumulated is a result of Him. Without Him, we would have nothing ... not even our life. He is the One we pray to because He is the only one who has complete control over all that is in existenceincluding us.

When we get to that pointif we get to that pointwe will come to realize to whom we owe any success we have had in our life. We will understand how important God's favor can be to our future. At that point we will understand the wisdom of doing what God wants us to do. This point is in fact the beginning of knowledge and wisdom for us (Prov 1:7 and Prov 9:10).

For the believer, this is our foundation and what we build on. To fear the Lord means to understand, with reverence, who He is and what He can do for us or withhold from us. To fear the Lord also means we do not want to disappoint Him, for He is the One we worship and adore.

As a result, we understand that God's way should be our way. But in order to understand what is required to live a godly life, we must study His ways. That is one of the main reasons why we should go to church worship services, and Bible study classes. That is why we should also study the Bible at home. By doing these things, we can benefit and learn from God's wisdomwhich is on the road to pleasing Him and living a wise and godly life.


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 Bible Version of Proverbs 1:1-4, 7-8, 10, 20-22, 32-33.

The key verse: Proverbs 1:7 (NLT) - "Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline."







June 14 – Value Wisdom

Bible Lesson: Proverbs 2:1-11 (KJV)


Key verse:
Proverbs 2:6 (KJV) - "For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding."

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


What shall we learn from this lesson:

We should value and cherish wisdom because it can help us avoid some costly and regrettable decisions in life. It can help us avoid going places we shouldn't go, doing things we shouldn't do, or saying something we shouldn't say. The question is then, how can we know what to do or not do? It's all in God's wordthe Bible.

But sometimes we know the wise thing to do (or not to do) from God's word, but ignore wisdom and do what we shouldn't. When we are made to suffer, the sometimes painful, consequences of our actions, we have learned a lesson the hard wayby experience.

Someone once said, "Experience is a good school and is accredited in all 50 states but sometimes the tuition is very high."

By tuition, it is meant we have learned the hard way; a way that is costly to us personally. The Bible can serve as a "treasure map" which leads to one of the greatest treasures of allthe wisdom of God (Proverbs 2:6). The problem arises when even with the Bible as our guide and "treasure map," we decide to follow the worldly path instead.

Wisdom starts with the desire to make God the center of our life, for He controls all ... including our destiny. Not caring about our destiny and what lies ahead in our future is not wise.

The desire to please Him is the central part of wisdom because that leads to the knowledge of how we should act, where we should go, and what we should say as Christians. But wisdom goes beyond the knowledge of right and wrong, for a wise person must also live by wisdom (Proverbs 2:7).


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 Bible Version of Proverbs 2:1-11.

The key verse: Proverbs 2:6 (NLT) - "For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding."







June 21 – Receive Wisdom's Gifts

Bible Lesson: Proverbs 8:8-14, 17-21 (KJV)


Key verses:
Proverbs 8:10-11 (KJV) - "Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it."

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


What shall we learn from this lesson:
Solomon chose to personify wisdom as a woman in chapter 8. By contrast, in Chapter 7 he chose to personify the lure of that is the opposite of wisdom also as a woman. Both "women" were inviting and attractive to young men but for entirely different reasons.

Wisdom does not have to hide. She calls out in public at the crossroads by the gates at the entrance to the town (Proverbs 8:2-3). What she has to say is important and right and without deception (Proverbs 8:7-8). Her close friend is Good Judgment and she possesses common sense, success, insight, and strength (Proverbs 8:14).

By contrast, the immoral womanwho is not wisdomseeks to attract naive young men with worldly talents of seduction (Proverbs 7:10) and physical lure (Proverbs 7:13). She does not represent good sense, good judgment, or insight and strength. She is only after a good time and wants the young man to want the same (Proverbs 7:18).

The immoral womanwho is not wisdomuses the attraction of sinful behavior (Proverbs 7:19) while at the same time alluding to her religious adherence (Proverbs 7:14). Some fall victim to "her" outside the church but she also exists inside the church.

The young man in chapters 7 and 8 could be any of us (man or woman) and the immoral woman could also be any of us (male or female). The woman who represents wisdom is not a woman at all because wisdom comes from God (Proverbs 8:22) and has been here before the first man or woman (Proverbs 8:23).

Adam and Eve could have used wisdom to not eat of the forbidden fruit. But they didn't. Instead, they fell victim to Satan who represents the immoral woman in that narrative.

In the final analysis, we understand that wisdom has as a root basis our desire to have the right relationship with Christ. It is wise to do what He preached. Jesus posed a question in Mark 16:26. He said what does it profit someone to gain the world but lose his soul?

By gaining the world it means gaining money, prestige, and power. Losing our soul is to die not being in the right relationship with Christ and then spending eternity in the lake of fire. Proverbs 8:10-11 teaches us to value wisdom over worldly pursuits:

Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.


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 Bible Version of Proverbs 8:8-14, 17-21.

The key verses: Proverbs 8:10-11 (NLT) - "Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it."






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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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