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Winter 2013-14

Jesus and the Just Reign of God

Unit 1: God Sends Jesus

December 1 The Angel Foretells Jesus’ Birth Luke 1:26-40

December 8 Mary Sings Her Praise Luke 1:46-56

December 15 Zechariah Prophesies About His Son, John Luke 1:57-58, 67-79

December 22 Jesus Is Born Luke 2:1-17 145

December 29 Jesus Is Presented in the Temple Luke 2:21, 22, 25-38

Unit 2: Jesus Ushers in the Reign of God

January 5 Honoring the Sabbath Luke 6:1-11

January 12 Living as God’s People Luke 6:12-13, 17-31

January 19 Enlarging Your Circle Luke 14:7-18a, 21-24

January 26 Showing Compassion for the Poor Luke 16:19-31

Unit 3: Live Justly in the Reign of God

February 2 Hear and Do the Word James 1:19-27

February 9 Treat Everyone Equally James 2:1-13

February 16 Show Your Faith by Your Works James 2:14-26

February 23 Control Your Speech James 3:1-12

 

Spring 2014

Jesus’ Fulfillment of Scripture

Unit 1: Jesus and the Davidic Covenant

March 2 An Eternal Kingdom 2 Samuel 7:4-16

March 9 Son of David Psalm 89:35-37; Isaiah 9:6, 7; Matthew 1:18-23

March 16 Peter’s Report Psalm 110:1-4; Acts 2:22-27, 29-32

March 23 Worthy Is the Lamb Revelation 5:5-13

Unit 2: What the Prophets Foretold

March 30 Triumphant and Victorious Zechariah 9:9, 10; Matthew 21:1-11

April 6 Jesus Cleanses the Temple Isaiah 56:6, 7; Jeremiah 7:9-11; Mark 11:15-19

April 13 A Messianic Priest-King Jeremiah 23:5, 6; Zechariah 6:9-15; John 19:1-5

April 20 The Third Day Hosea 6:1-3; Luke 24:1-12

April 27 From Suffering to Glory Isaiah 53:3-8; Luke 24:25-27, 44-47

Unit 3: Jesus’ Use of Scripture

May 4 Jesus Resists Temptation Deuteronomy 6:13-16; Matthew 4:1-11

May 11 Jesus’ Mission on Earth Isaiah 61:1-3; Luke 4:14-21

May 18 Jesus’ Teaching on the Law Matthew 15:1-11, 15-20 321

May 25 The Greatest Commandment Leviticus 19:18; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Mark 12:28-34

 

Summer 2014

The People of God Set Priorities

Unit 1: Hope and Confidence Come from God

June 1 Obey the Lord Haggai 1:1-11

June 8 Trust God’s Promises Haggai 1:12-2:9

June 15 Live Pure Lives Haggai 2:10-19

June 22 Hope for a New Day Haggai 2:23; Zechariah 4:1-3, 6-14

 

Unit 2: Living as a Community of Believers

June 29 Pursue Unity in Christ 1 Corinthians 1:10-17; 3:4-9

July 6 Glorify God with Your Body 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

July 13 Exercise Freedom with Caution 1 Corinthians 8

July 20 Overcome Temptation 1 Corinthians 10:6-22

July 27 Seek the Good of Others 1 Corinthians 14:13-26

 

Unit 3: Bearing One Another’s Burdens

August 3 Comfort in Times of Trouble 2 Corinthians 1:3-11

August 10 Forgiveness and Restoration 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:11

August 17 Treasure in Clay Jars 2 Corinthians 4:1-15

August 24 An Appeal for Reconciliation 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; 7:1-4

August 31 Generosity in the Midst of Poverty 2 Corinthians 8:1-14 442

 

Source: Standard Lesson Commentary 2013-2014 (NIV). 

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