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Faithful Despite Unfaithfulness

International Sunday School September 22, 2019

Numbers 13:1-2  The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel. From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a chief among them.”

Numbers 13:17-18  Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan and said to them, “Go up into the Negeb and go up into the hill country,  (18)  and see what the land is, and whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many,

Numbers 13:25-28  At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land.  (26)  And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh. They brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.  (27)  And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.  (28)  However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.

Numbers 14:1-2  Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night.  (2)  And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!

Numbers 14:5-10  Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the people of Israel.  (6)  And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes  (7)  and said to all the congregation of the people of Israel, “The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceedingly good land.  (8)  If the LORD delights in us, he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land that flows with milk and honey.  (9)  Only do not rebel against the LORD. And do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their protection is removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them.”  (10)  Then all the congregation said to stone them with stones. But the glory of the LORD appeared at the tent of meeting to all the people of Israel.

Sunday School — May 27, 2018

Rejoicing in Restoration

Psalms 34:1-10  Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.  (2)  My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.  (3)  Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!  (4)  I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.  (5)  Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.  (6)  This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.  (7)  The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.  (8)  Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!  (9)  Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!  (10)  The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Hebrews 2:17-18  Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.  (18)  For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Sunday School — January 28, 2018

A Strong Faith

Daniel 10:10-19  And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.  (11)  And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.  (12)  Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.  (13)  The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia,  (14)  and came to make you understand what is to happen to your people in the latter days. For the vision is for days yet to come.”  (15)  When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and was mute.  (16)  And behold, one in the likeness of the children of man touched my lips. Then I opened my mouth and spoke. I said to him who stood before me, “O my lord, by reason of the vision pains have come upon me, and I retain no strength.  (17)  How can my lord’s servant talk with my lord? For now no strength remains in me, and no breath is left in me.”  (18)  Again one having the appearance of a man touched me and strengthened me.  (19)  And he said, “O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.” And as he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”