Monthly Archives: August 2021

Praise with Music

International Sunday School Lesson # 1 Fall Quarter 2021 September 5 2021

Exodus 15:11-21 NIV  Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?  (12)  “You stretch out your right hand, and the earth swallows your enemies.  (13)  In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.  (14)  The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will grip the people of Philistia.  (15)  The chiefs of Edom will be terrified, the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling, the people of Canaan will melt away;  (16)  terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone— until your people pass by, LORD, until the people you bought pass by.  (17)  You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance— the place, LORD, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established.  (18)  “The LORD reigns for ever and ever.”  (19)  When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the LORD brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.  (20)  Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing.  (21)  Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.”

Exodus 15:11-21

An Eternal Hope

International Sunday School Lesson August 29 2021 Summer #13

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV  Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  (17)  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  (18)  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV 

2 Corinthians 5:1-10 NIV  For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.  (2)  Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,  (3)  because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.  (4)  For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.  (5)  Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.  (6)  Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.  (7)  For we live by faith, not by sight.  (8)  We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.  (9)  So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.  (10)  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

2 Corinthians 5:1-10 NIV 

A Conquering Faith

International Sunday School August 22, 2021 Summer Quarter #12

1 John 4:2-3 NIV  This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,  (3)  but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

1 John 4:2-3 NIV 

1 John 4:13-17 NIV  This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.  (14)  And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.  (15)  If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.  (16)  And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.  (17)  This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.

1 John 4:13-17 NIV 

1 John 5:4-5 NIV  for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.  (5)  Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

1 John 5:4-5 NIV 

A Patient, Persevering Faith

International Sunday School August 15, 2021 Summer Quarter #11

Hebrews 10:23-36 NIV  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  (24)  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,  (25)  not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.  (26)  If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,  (27)  but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.  (28)  Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.  (29)  How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?  (30)  For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”  (31)  It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.  (32)  Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering.  (33)  Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.  (34)  You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.  (35)  So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  (36)  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Hebrews 10:23-36 NIV

A Necessary Faith

International Sunday School August 8, 2021 Summer Quarter #10

Hebrews 11:1-8 NIV  Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  (2)  This is what the ancients were commended for.  (3)  By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.  (4)  By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.  (5)  By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.  (6)  And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.  (7)  By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.  (8)  By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.

Hebrews 11:1-8 NIV

Hebrews 11:13-16 NIV  All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.  (14)  People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.  (15)  If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.  (16)  Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

Hebrews 11:13-16 NIV