Monthly Archives: April 2019

Called to Righteousness

International Sunday School May 5, 2019 Spring Quarter #10

Romans 3:21-31  But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—  (22)  the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:  (23)  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,  (24)  and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,  (25)  whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.  (26)  It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.  (27)  Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith.  (28)  For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.  (29)  Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also,  (30)  since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.  (31)  Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.


Called to Make Disciples

International Sunday School April 28, 2019 Spring QTR #9

Acts 1:6-8  So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”  (7)  He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.  (8)  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Matthew 28:16-20  Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.  (17)  And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.  (18)  And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  (19)  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  (20)  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”


Called to Believe the Resurrection

International Sunday School April 21, 2019 Spring Quarter #8

Matthew 28:1-15  Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.  (2)  And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.  (3)  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.  (4)  And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.  (5)  But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.  (6)  He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.  (7)  Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.”  (8)  So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.  (9)  And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.  (10)  Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”  (11)  While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.  (12)  And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers  (13)  and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’  (14)  And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”  (15)  So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.


Called to Remember

International Sunday School Spring Quarter #7 2019

Matthew 26:1-13  When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples,  (2)  “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”  (3)  Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,  (4)  and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.  (5)  But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.”  (6)  Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,  (7)  a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table.  (8)  And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?  (9)  For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.”  (10)  But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me.  (11)  For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.  (12)  In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial.  (13)  Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”