Category: Sunday School

  • 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…

  • Faith in the Fiery Furnace

    International Sunday School February 11, 2024 Winter Quarter #11 Background Nebuchadnezzar had the dream about the great statue that Daniel interpreted. Some have made a conjecture that the idol he built in the next chapter was modeled to some minor degree from that dream. I tend to think that is the case; however, it is…

  • Faith in the Power of God

    International Sunday School Lesson — February 4, 2024, Lesson 10 Background Chapter 40 is the beginning of the second section of the book of Isaiah. This section has the prophet seeing over a hundred years from his lifetime to the return of the Jews from Babylon. Isaiah even names Cyrus (Isaiah 45:1) 140 years before…