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SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: May 21, 2023May 15, 2023 - May 22, 2023 Time: 8:35 PM
Hope through Stewardship
Background: 1 Peter 4
Devotional Reading: Luke 16:10-13
Keep in Mind
"As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10, KJV)
Aim for Change
By the end of the lesson, we will KNOW the cost of discipleship; FEEL able to recall a time when we relied on God’s power; and LOOK for opportunities to serve others
Focal Verses:1 Peter 4:1-11
1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.
2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.
4 They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you.
5 But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
6 For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.
8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Daily Bible Readings:
MONDAY -- “Trust God to Provide” – Luke 12:22-28
TUESDAY-- “The Unfailing Treasure” – Luke 12:29-34
WEDNESDAY -- “Be Alert and Ready” – Luke 12:35-40
THURSDAY -- “The Faithful and Prudent Manager” – Luke 12:41-48
FRIDAY -- “The Perfect Gift from Above” – James 1:12-18
SATURDAY -- "Faithful in Little and Much” – Luke 16:10-13
SUNDAY -- “Good Stewards of God’s Grace” -1 Peter 4:1-11