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December 05, 2021   Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual on Zoom
Contact: Saint John Baptist Church
Phone: 803-254-4170

Weekly Lessons and Daily Bible Readings
SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: November 28, 2021
November 29 - December 5, 2021

Justice and Obedience to the Law"
Background: Deuteronomy 5; 10; 27; 28:1-2

Devotional Reading: Matthew 22:36-40

Keep in Mind
"And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes which I command thee this day for thy good?"  (Deuteronomy 10:12-13, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will UNDERSTAND the importance of justice and explore God's commandments, APPRECEIATE the blessing God promises as a benefit of obedience, and PRAY for wisdom to know what is right and perseverance to carry it through.

Focal Verses: deuteronomy 5:1-3; 10:12-13; 27:1-10

Deuteronomy 5:1-3
1 Moses called all the people of Israel together and said, “Listen carefully, Israel. Hear the decrees and regulations I am giving you today, so you may learn them and obey them!
“The Lord our God made a covenant with us at Mount Sinai.
The Lord did not make this covenant with our ancestors, but with all of us who are alive today.

Deuteronomy 10:12-13
12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him
    with all your heart and soul.
13 And you must always obey the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good.

Deuteronomy 27:1-10
1 Then Moses and the leaders of Israel gave this charge to the people: “Obey all these commands that I am giving you today. 
When you cross the Jordan River and enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, set up some large stones and coat them with plaster. 
Write this whole body of instruction on them when you cross the river to enter the land the Lord your God is giving you—a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of
   your ancestors, promised you.
When you cross the Jordan, set up these stones at Mount Ebal and coat them with plaster, as I am commanding you today.
“Then build an altar there to the Lord your God, using natural, uncut stones. You must not shape the stones with an iron tool. 
Build the altar of uncut stones, and use it to offer burnt offerings to the Lord your God. 
Also sacrifice peace offerings on it, and celebrate by feasting there before the Lord your God. 
You must clearly write all these instructions on the stones coated with plaster.”
Then Moses and the Levitical priests addressed all Israel as follows: “O Israel, be quiet and listen! Today you have become the people of the Lord your God. 
10 So you must obey the Lord your God by keeping all these commands and decrees that I am giving you today.”

Daily Bible Readings:
Monday --- "The Law of Justice" -- Deuteronomy 5:6-21
Tuesday --- "Follow the Path of God's Law" -- Deuteronomy 5:23-33
Wednesday --- "Discern the Good, Acceptable, and Perfect" -- Romans 12:1-2, 9-21
Thursday --- "The Written Law and the Arts of  Wood" -- Deuteronomy 10:1-11
Friday --- "Jesus Fulfills the Law" --- Matthew 5:17-20
Saturday --- "Curses Upon Disobedience" -- Deuteronomy 27:14-26
Sunday --- "Obey the Statutes and Ordiances" -- Deuteronomy 5:1-3; 10:12-13; 28:1-10