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SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON -September 20-26

Saint John Baptist Church

September 20, 2021 -  September 26, 2021   Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual on Zoom
Contact: Saint John Baptist Church
Phone: 803-254-4170
Email: stjohnbaptistchurch@sc.rr.com

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON
September 20, 2021 -  September 26, 2021   Time: 9:00 A.M.

"Believers Praise God"
Background: Acts 2:32-33, 37-47
Devotional Reading: Psalm 134

Keep in Mind
"And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." (Acts 2:42, KJV)

Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will UNDERSTAND the role of Christ and the Holy Spirit in our lives, DISCERN how the Holy Spirit inspires believers to share a life of worship, and PLAN opportunities for people to begin a relationship with Jesus through our ministries.

Focal Verses: Acts 2:32-33; 37-47
32 “God raised Jesus from the dead, and we are all witnesses of this. 
33 Now he is exalted to the place of highest honor in heaven, at God’s right hand. And the Father, as he had promised, gave him the Holy Spirit to pour out upon us, just as you see and hear today.
37 Peter’s words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”
38 Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 
39 This promise is to you, to your children, and to those far away—all who have been called by the Lord our God.” 
40 Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation!”
41 Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.
42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.
43 A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. 
44 And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. 
45 They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. 
46 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity— 
47 all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.


Daily Bible Readings:
Monday --- "A Priestly Kingdom, a Holy Nation" -- Exodus 19:1-8
Tuesday --- "Worship God Alone" -- Exodus 20:1-6
Wednesday --- "When Kindred Live in Unity" -- Psalm 133
Thursday --- "Praise in the Heavenly Community" -- Revelation 4
Friday --- "The Day of Pentecost" --- Acts 2:1-12
Saturday --- "Jesus Is Lord and Messiah" -- Acts 2:22-36
Sunday --- "A Community of Praise" -- Acts 2:37-47



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