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SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 05-09-21
Saint John Baptist ChurchMay 03, 2021 - May 09, 2021 Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual on Zoom
"Isaiah: Offering Hope for the Future"
Background: Isaiah 29
Devotional Reading: Jeremiah 29:10-14
Keep in Mind
"They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine." (Isaiah 29:24, KJV)
Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will CONSIDER how God's promise of mercy will triumph over God's judgment, BELIEVE that an essesntial characteristic of God's nature is forgiveness, and REJOICE in the manifestation of God's love in our own lives.
Focal Verses: Isaiah 29:13-24
13 And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.
14 Because of this, I will once again astound these hypocrites with amazing wonders. The wisdom of the wise will pass away, and the intelligence of the intelligent will disappear.”
15 What sorrow awaits those who try to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their evil deeds in the dark! The Lord can’t see us,” they say.“ He doesn’t know what’s going on!”
16 How foolish can you be? He is the Potter, and he is certainly greater than you, the clay! Should the created thing say of the one who made it, “He didn’t make me”? Does a jar ever say, “The potter who made me is stupid”?17 Soon—and it will not be very long— the forests of Lebanon will become a fertile field, and the fertile field will yield bountiful crops.
18 In that day the deaf will hear words read from a book, and the blind will see through the gloom and darkness.
19 The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the Lord. The poor will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 The scoffer will be gone, the arrogant will disappear, and those who plot evil will be killed.
21 Those who convict the innocent by their false testimony will disappear. A similar fate awaits those who use trickery to pervert justice and who tell lies to destroy the innocent.
22 That is why the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, says to the people of Israel, “My people will no longer be ashamed or turn pale with fear.
23 For when they see their many children and all the blessings I have given them, they will recognize the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob. They will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
24 Then the wayward will gain understanding,and complainers will accept instruction.
Daily Bible Readings:
Monday --- "Discipline the Immoral Person with Respect" -- 1 Corinthians 5:1-5
Tuesday --- "Uphold Justice for All Peoples" -- Exodus 23:1-9
Wednesday --- "Seek and You Will Find Me!" -- Jeremiah 29:10-14
Thursday --- "Lip Service Is Not Enough" -- Mark 7:1-8
Friday --- "Jerusalem Punished and Rescued" --- Isaiah 29:1-8
Saturday --- "Judah, Blind to God's Ways" -- Isaiah 29:9-12
Sunday --- "Israel Will Enjoy a Bright Future" -- Isaiah 29:13-24