Weekly Lessons and Daily Bible Readings

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: September 25, 2022

September 19, 2022 -  September 26, 2022   Time: 9:00 AM


Faith Inspires Gratitude

Background:  HEBREWS 12:14–29
Devotional Reading:  2 THESSALONIANS 1:1–7

Keep in Mind

“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” (Hebrews 12:28, KJV

Aim for Change

By the end of the lesson, we will KNOW the meaning of God’s forgiveness and promise of eternal life; EXPLORE our fears about death and assurances of God’s grace; and REPENT 
for sometimes rejecting God’s grace.

Focal Verses: Hebrews 12:18-29
18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our God is a consuming fire


Daily Bible Readings:
Monday -- “Listening to the Voice of Warning” -- Ezekiel 33:1–9
Tuesday --  “Listening to the Spirit” -- Revelation 3:1–13
Wednesday -- “Anticipating a Better Covenant” -- Hebrews 8:1–7
Thursday -- “Giving Thanks for the Faithful” -- 2 Thessalonians 1:1–7
Friday  -- “Loving with God’s Kind of Love” --  Matthew 5:43–48
Saturday -- “Pursuing Peace and Holiness”  -- Hebrews 12:12–17
Sunday  -- “Offering Acceptable Worship” -- Hebrews 12:18–29



September 26, 2022 -  October 03, 2022   Time: 9:00 AM

Faith Requires Mutual Love

Background: HEBREWS 13:1–6; 1 CORINTHIANS 13
Devotional Reading:  JOHN 13:31–35

Keep in Mind

“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” (1 Corinthians 13:13, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will DEFINE Christian love and discuss its implications; REFLECT on the ways we experience Christian love in our lives; and PRACTICE love as it 
is rooted in our faith in Christ. 

Focal Verses: Hebrews 13:1-3; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Hebrews 13:1-3
1 Let brotherly love continue.

2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains,
     and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it
   shall vanish away.

9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY -- “I Love You, O Lord” -- Psalm 18:1–6
TUESDA -- “Faithful Love” -- Deuteronomy 7:7–11
WEDNESDAY -- "Obedient Love” -- Deuteronomy 5:6–10
THURSDAY-- “Taught to Love” -- Deuteronomy 6:1–9
FRIDAY -- “Love One Another” -- John 13:31–35
SATURDAY -- “Love Your Enemies” -- Luke 6:27–36
SUNDAY -- “Faith, Hope, and Love” -- Hebrews 13:1–3; 1 Corinthians 13



October 03, 2022 -  October 10, 2022   Time: 9:00 AM

Stephen’s Arrest and Speech

Background: ACTS 6:8–7:53
Devotional Reading: PROVERBS 8:1–11

Keep in Mind

"And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.” (Acts 6:8, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will DISCUSS the stand that Stephen took as a response to his faith; FEEL motivated to confront principalities and powers of our day; and SEEK the 
power and wisdom of the Spirit in our efforts to speak truth. 

Focal Verses: Acts 6:8-15; 7:1-2a
Acts 6:8-15

8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.
10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.
11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.
12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,
13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.
15 And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

Acts 7:1-2a
1  Then said the high priest, Are these things so?
2a And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken

Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY -- “Barriers between You and Your God” -- Isaiah 59:1–8

TUESDAY-- “Falsehood, Deceit, and Deception” -- Jeremiah 8:22–9:9
WEDNESDAY -- “These Things You Shall Do” -- “Zechariah 8:14–19
THURSDAY -- “My Mouth Will Utter Truth” -- Proverbs 8:1–11
FRIDAY  -- “Guided into All the Truth” -- John 16:12–15
SATURDAY -- “Full of Faith and the Spirit” -- Acts 6:1–7
SUNDAY -- “Full of Grace and Power” -- Acts 6:8–7:2a