At Talbot Chapel, "church starts in Sunday School!" The theme for our Sunday School lessons this quarter is: TRADITION (Jesus' Fulfillment of Scripture) Studies in Leviticus, Deuteronomy, 2 Samuel, Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Zechariah, The four Gospels, Acts, and Revelation
July 28 Psalm 46. Our Refuge and Strength.
July 29 Deut. 33:24-29. The Shielf of Your Help.
July 30 2 Chr. 14:1-12. O Lord, We Rely on You.
July 31 Acts 20:28-35. Support the Weak.
Aug. 1 1 Thess. 5:12-22. Admonish, Encourage, Help, and Do Good.
Aug. 2 Philemon 3-7. A Cause for Giving Thanks.
Aug. 3 2 Cor. 1:3-11. The God Who Consoles Us.
KEY VERSE: Our hope for you is unshaken; for we know tht as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our consolation. 2 Corinthians 1:7.
CENTRAL THOUGHT: God consoles us and gives us the strength to console one another.
LESSON OBJECTIVE: To review what Paul told the Corintians about affliction and reliance on God for consolation
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Today we begin Unit III of the quarter, titled "Bearing One Another's Burdens." This unit consists of five lessons stemming from 2 Corinthians concerning ways to sustain community among believers. Specific emphasis is given to prayer, forgiveness, love, cooperation, and sharing. In the times of trouble, communities may seek consolation and protection from some higher power or force beyond themselves. The concern is what consolation Christians receive when seeking assistance from a higher power. In today's lesson, Paul gives testimony of God's consolation in times of hardship and give thanks for the mutual consolation that comes from praying for one another. We gain sensitivity to the needs of others from studying this lesson and learn to persevere in our afflictions, as well as, to be ready and able to reach out to others in prayer and assistance. We are made aware that the whole Christian community is in need of God's protection and consolation.
I. Sharing and Relieving Suffering: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7.
II. God's Rescue and the People's Supportive Prayers: Vv. 8-11.