Sunday School Lessons
Mrs. Daisy B. Scott - Superintendent
(Updated April 23, 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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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:
(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

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

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."






April 15 – Follow Me
Alternate Title – Jesus Said Follow Me

Bible Lesson: John 21:15-25 (KJV)

Key verse: John 21:15 (KJV) - "So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. "

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

The night before His crucifixion, Jesus told the disciples it was time for Him to leave them. He told Peter he could not come but would follow Him later (John 13:36). Peter responded by professing so much devotion to Jesus that he was ready to even die for Him (John 13:37). Jesus answered, "Die for me? I tell you the truth, Peter—before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me." (John 13:38). We know that this prediction came true. Peter denied even knowing Jesus three times before the rooster crowed (John 18:27).

In our reference text, the resurrected Jesus questioned Peter three times about his love for Him. Jesus was inviting Peter to reaffirm his love three times after failing to do so by denying he even knew Jesus three times the night of His arrest.

Jesus' questions were all followed by a commission for Peter to "feed my lambs", "take care of my sheep", and "feed my sheep". In other words, take care of the flock of believers. It is evident Jesus still believed in Peter's faith and commitment to do His will—even after his failure to acknowledge he even knew Him, or that he was one of the disciples.

This is an example of Jesus' forgiving grace and how He could use people who had failed Him in the past to help spread the gospel. Paul is another example of Christ's forgiving grace. He took a persecutor of Christians and forgave him, and then used him as an instrument to teach and preach the Good News to both Jews and Gentiles.

Peter had seen the difficult and painful path Jesus had taken, which led Him to death on the cross. Peter now understood what sacrifices lay ahead of him if he was to follow Jesus as he said he wanted to (John 21:19). All believers have a commission—to spread the gospel and make disciples of all he nations, and to teach all to obey Jesus's commandments (Matt 28:19-20). That is how we follow Jesus.

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 21:15-25

The key verse: John 21:15 (NLT)- "After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," Peter replied, "you know I love you." "Then feed my lambs," Jesus told him."







April 22 – The Lord God Almighty
Alternate Title – Worship God Almighty

Bible Lesson: Revelation 4:1-6, 8-11 (KJV)

Key verse: Revelation 4:11 (KJV) - "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

In this new vision of John, he accepts an invitation by the Lord to enter heaven (Rev 4:1). In fact, the overall revelation is from Jesus Christ who is the One doing the revealing to John. (Rev. 1:1). John looks into heaven "in the spirit," and describes what he sees.

God is sitting on the throne and John does not describe a physical shape, but instead describes His glory in terms we might understand. God's presence is visually awe-inspiring, and John describes His presence in terms of the most brilliant gem stones (Rev 4:3).

In the NLT version, he says, "as brilliant as gemstones" (Rev. 4:3). He did not say the one sitting on the throne was gemstones, but was as brilliant as gemstones. There was no description of shape or physical structure.

By contrast, he is better able to describe those occupying roles lower than God. There are 24 thrones surrounding Him on which elders sat. They were clothed in white and had gold crowns (Rev 4:4). They are not presented as kings or other such royalty, but as elders—a word used to describe a leadership role in the church or synagogue.

Using this as a basis, some theologians associate the 24 thrones with the totality of God's saved people including those from the Old Testament (the 12 Tribes of Israel - Rev 21:12) and New Testament (the 12 Apostles - Rev 21:14).

One thing which is evident in John's vision is that everything he saw all combined to do one thing—worship and glorify God. There was nothing above God; everything there was beneath Him and served Him.

If we do not take anything else away from our text, we should take this vision as instruction on how we relate to God. Our life should serve one purpose—to worship and glorify God. That is what we should do now and that is what will be do in 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 Revelation 4:1-6, 8-11

The key verse: Revelation 4:11 (NLT)- "You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased."







April 29 – Blessing, Glory, Honor Forever
Alternate Title – Jesus is Worthy of Honor Forever

Bible Lesson: Revelation 5:6-14 (KJV)

Key verse: Revelation 5:12 (KJV) - "And they sang in a mighty chorus: Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered--to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

"Worthy is the Lamb," is the basis for our lesson today. Who is the Lamb? His name is Jesus, the Son of God, who came to earth and died for our sins so we may receive salvation through His sacrifice—by the grace of the Almighty God. He is the one doing the revealing to John (Rev. 1:1).

In this vision, God was on the throne and held a scroll in His right hand which had seven seals. It first appeared there was no one worthy enough to open the scroll and read it (Rev. 5:3). This made John weep bitterly (Rev. 5:4).

After all, he was told to "come up here" by the Lord, and He would show him what must happen after this (Rev. 4:1). This can be interpreted as seeing what must happen in the future. It would be reasonable for John to believe that what was written in the scroll must have connection with the details or secrets of the future. If so, because it "must" happen, it would be, in effect not only the future, but also history ... from God's perspective.

As John is weeping, one of the elders told him to stop his weeping, because the Lion of Judah was now there and He is worthy and able to open the scroll (Rev. 5:5). When John looked, he did not see a Lion, but he did see a lamb that appears to have been slaughtered. It was Jesus who had won the victory.

He stepped forward and took the scroll from the One sitting on the throne (Rev. 5:7). When He did so, the four living beings and the 24 elders fell down before Him (Rev. 5:8), singing "You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals and open it." (Rev. 5:9).

Jesus was treated as the conquering hero in Heaven as opposed to on earth. As He was dying on the cross, few if any viewed this as winning the victory. Were the disciples keeping vigil at the tomb on the third day waiting for His resurrection? No. Even after the Resurrection, there was still doubt (John 20:25).

But there was no doubt in Heaven. John heard the voices of those around and about the throne numbering ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands (Rev. 5:11 KJV); They were saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing." (Rev. 5:12).

He is the one who is the conquering hero, for He gave so much that we might be saved. He won the victory for us and Jesus is Worthy of Honor Forever.


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 Revelation 5:6-14

The key verse: Revelation 5:12 (NLT)- "You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased."







May 6 – Giving from a Generous Heart

Bible Lesson: Exodus 35:20-29 (KJV) ; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (KJV)

Key verse: 2 Corinthians 9:6 (KJV) - "But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

Generosity can be driven by multiple factors, but the most pure and godly factor is the basic nature of a person having a generous heart (a generous spirit).

When Moses told the people that the Lord had commanded them to take a sacred offering, it was to collect the materials for construction of the tabernacle, Ark, and all other items needed in the worship of the Lord. He appealed to those with generous hearts (Exodus 35:5). The people responded so well, that they had to be told to not bring any more because no more was needed. (Exodus 36:6).

Quite often, a person who lives a life of gratitude to God and others is apt to give generously of time and resources. No doubt, this was a big part in what caused the Israelites to give so much. But in all fairness, we must also mention there might have been other factors which prompted them to give so much.

While Moses was on Mt. Sinai communing with God, the people sinned greatly by worshiping a golden calf. They were punished with a great plague (Exodus 32:35) and about 3000 were killed by the Levites by a command from the Lord through Moses (Exodus 32:28). They were commanded to stop wearing fine clothes and jewelry (Exodus 33:6). So, fear of what the Lord may do to them was another factor influencing their generosity. The jewelry that they gave was not going to worn again, so lack of necessity of some of the items given was another factor.

Instead of God killing all of them (Exodus 32:10), He renewed His covenant with them after Moses interceded on their behalf (Exodus 33:31). This brings us back to gratitude being a factor in how generous we are. Those who are grateful to God for all He has done for them are apt to be more generous with their time and resources. In the case of the Israelites, seeing others die as a result of sinfulness could have given them a greater appreciation for the gift of life the Lord had allowed them to keep.

Today, the Lord does not threaten to wipe us from the face of the earth because of our sinfulness, as was in the case of the Israelites. Instead, He sent His son to die as a sacrifice for our sins so we may spend eternity in Heaven.

If we did not consider any other example of generosity, the gift of salvation though Jesus Christ is all we need to command our extreme gratitude. Considering how generous God is to us, should we not respond in kind? It's no wonder why God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7) and a generous heart, for He has been that way with us even though we are sinners.

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 Exodus 35:20-29; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

The key verse: 2 Corinthians 9:6 (NLT)- "Remember this--a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop."






May 13 – Bringing Firstfruits
Alternate Title – Giving to God First

Bible Lesson: Leviticus 2:14 (KJV) ; Leviticus 23:9-14, 22 (KJV)

Key verse: Leviticus 23:10 (KJV) - "Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:"

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 will be posted on or before Thursday, April 26, 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 Leviticus 2:14, 23:9-14, 22

The key verse: Leviticus 23:10 (NLT)- "Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. When you enter the land I am giving you and you harvest its first crops, bring the priest a bundle of grain from the first cutting of your grain harvest."




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