Author: donnie

  • Faith of an Anointer

    International Sunday School Lesson April 24, 2024. Luke 7:36-50 ESV One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. (37) And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s…

  • Faith of a Centurion

    International Sunday School Lesson April 14, 2024 Spring #7 Luke 7:1-10 ESV After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. (2) Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. (3) When the centurion heard…

  • Faith of the Persistent

    International Sunday School Lesson April 7, 2024 Spring #6 Background Today’s lesson discusses the period when the Lord’s earthly ministry was gaining popularity. He was teaching, casting out demons, raising the dead, and healing the sick. The religious leaders of the day were getting very jealous of Jesus because of his success. Jesus Teaching Luke…

  • The Resurrection

    The International Sunday School Lesson March 31, 2024 Background Today’s lesson is about the most important fact in the Bible. The resurrection of the Son of God. Jesus repeatedly spoke of His resurrection during His life. He also spoke of the crucifixion. Neither of these events were a surprise to Jesus. These were in the…

  • Living in Faith

    International Sunday School Lesson March 24, 2024 Spring #4 Background The early church starts to grow. This growth triggers jealousy in religious circles. The religious folks content with Stephen and plot for his execution. The Spirit of God strengthens Stephen. Church Grows Acts 6:7 (ESV) And the word of God continued to increase, and the…

  • Defending Our Faith

    International Sunday School Lesson March 17, 2024, Spring Quarter #3 Background There are many theories as to the audience of 1 Peter. Albert Barnes summarizes these theories as follows: (1) native-born Jews who had been converted to the Christian faith (2) all Gentiles (3) Jewish proselytes who had been converted to Christianity (4) descendants of…

  • Testing Our Faith

    International Sunday School Lesson March 10, 2024 Spring Quarter #2 2 Corinthians 13:5-11 Background Adam Clark sets the time for the second epistle to the Corinthians about a year after first one. He states, “It is a general opinion among learned men that this epistle was written about a year after the former: and this…

  • Sustaining Our Faith

    International Sunday School Lesson March 3, 2024 Spring Quarter #1 Background Scoffers Jude 1:17-19 ESV But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. (18) They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” (19) It is these who cause divisions,…

  • Faith in God’s Purpose

    International Sunday School Lesson February 25, 2024, Lesson 13 Background A.R. Faussett gave the timeframe for the book of Habakkuk by stating, “The time seems to have been about 610 b.c. For the Chaldeans attacked Jerusalem in the ninth month of the fifth year of Jehoiakim, 605 b.c. (2Ki 24:1; 2Ch 36:6; Jer 46:2; Jer…

  • Faith in Times of Trouble

    International Sunday School Lesson February 18, 2024 Winter #12 Background Darius had setup a hierarchy of rulers over the kingdom. It was obvious to all that Daniel would soon be over everyone below Darius. The other rulers were jealous of Daniel. They conspired to trick Darius into creating a law that no one could pray…