Posted on Sun, Dec 6, 2015
At Talbot Chapel, "church starts in Sunday School!" The theme for our Sunday School lessons this quarter is: Tradition (Old and New Testament Survey) Studies in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Song of Solomon, Hosea, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Talbot Chapel SUNDAY SCHOOL ADDENDUM
CHOOSING THE RIGHT GIFT
UNIT I: WHAT WE BRING TO GOD
Lesson 2 December 13, 2015
Devotional Reading: Hebrews 11:4-16.
Background Scripture: Leviticus 22:17-33; 23:9-14, 31-32; Deuteronomy 22:6-7; Isaiah 1:10-20; Micah 6:6-8; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-22.
Scripture: Leviticus 22:17-25, 31-33.
Dec. 7 Psalm 40:1-8. Living Sacrifice
Dec. 8 Psalm 51:15-19. Contrite Sacrifice.
Dec. 9 Mark 12:28-34a. Loving Sacrifice.
Dec. 10 Romans 12:1-8. Complete Sacrifice.
Dec. 11 Hebrews 11:4-16. Faith Sacrifice.
Dec. 12 1 John 4:9-16. Perfect Sacrifice.
Dec. 13 Leviticus 22:17-25, 31-33. Acceptable Offerings
KEY VERSE: I appeal to you therefore, brotthers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12:1.
CENTRAL THOUGHT: God demands our best in service and sacrifice.
ESSON OBJECTIVE: To review what leviticus says about God's requirement for acceptable sacrifices that bring honor to God's holy name.
ESSON INTRODUCTION: Today's lesson concerns the tradition of gift-giving, as the Scripture pinpoints various offerings to God as was required of the people of Israel. The Scripture clearly points out the kinds of gifts that express honor for God and those that do not. Apparently, the people needed to be told what was acceptable to God and what was not. Otherwise, they would blunder into disrespectful offerings to God and bring God's wrath upon them. They had leaders, especially Moses, through whom God carefully informed them of what was demanded. Today, we have a need to know and understand how to honor God in our sacrificial giving, both to God and to one another. Enticing ads and commercials convince us that sacrificial material gifts are evidence of our love toward others. But we find that there are gifts that are better than those things that can be purchased. Leviticus informs God's people of the gifts that best honor God.
I. Gifts that Honor God: Leviticus 22:17-25.
II. Obedience: The Best Gift: Vv. 31-33.
1. Discuss the differences between sacrificial offering as described in the books of Hebrew Scriptures, such as Leviticus and Deuteronomy, and sacrificial offerings as understood in Christian Scriptures and in today's church life.
2. Compare and contrast Jesus' self-sacrifice with the animal sacrifices described in the Background Scripture for today's lesson. Reference Hebrews 10:1-18
3. Discuss the meanings and significance of Micah 6:6-8 in relation to questions presented by today's lesson
4. Describe the greatest non-purchased gifts you have ever received. In what ways were these gifts more special than a purchased gift?
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