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1.4 Obedience to God’s Word

September 25, 2021 • Genesis 6:22

Lesson Title: Obedience to God’s Word Scripture Focus: Genesis 6:22 The Lesson in Context The world is a mess and we all need saving. We cannot make choices for anyone else, but we can choose for ourselves; we can obey God’s plan and enjoy the benefits. Like with the Flood, God’s end-time salvation will both judge the disobedient and save the obedient. It is critical we view salvation with a right perspective. God promises to be faithful and graceful toward us, both now and forever. He invites us to be a part of His incredible kingdom. Yet many people respond like the girl in the story. They ask questions like, “Do I have to be baptized to be saved? Do I have to speak in tongues and live a holy life?” Such questions are preposterous in light of the amazing offer God is making. How sad when people discuss salvation in terms of what we have to do. Salvation is not a “have to” thing; it is a “get to” thing. When we follow God’s Word and accept His invitation to salvation, we get to enjoy infinite rewards both now and in eternity. Group Discussion 1. Why do you think some people reject the reality of Creation or a great flood? 2. Why do some people have a difficult time believing God loves them and wants them to be part of His kingdom? 3. What guidelines has God given for our safety and benefit? 4. Christians often feel misunderstood and sometimes even mistreated. The truth is: everyone feels that way at times. However, what advantage do we have as believers in this regard? 5. What are the odds that you and I would be able to hear and respond to the plan of salvation if we had not yet heard it? What would it be like to be “out there” not having heard the good news? My Prayer for the Upcoming Week How do you want to be different because of what you have experienced today? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Scripture Focus: Genesis 6:22 The Lesson in Context The world is a mess and we all need saving. We cannot make choices for anyone else, but we can choose for ourselves; we can obey God’s plan and enjoy the benefits. Like with the Flood, God’s end-time salvation will both judge the disobedient and save the obedient. It is critical we view salvation with a right perspective. God promises to be faithful and graceful toward us, both now and forever. He invites us to be a part of His incredible kingdom. Yet many people respond like the girl in the story. They ask questions like, “Do I have to be baptized to be saved? Do I have to speak in tongues and live a holy life?” Such questions are preposterous in light of the amazing offer God is making. How sad when people discuss salvation in terms of what we have to do. Salvation is not a “have to” thing; it is a “get to” thing. When we follow God’s Word and accept His invitation to salvation, we get to enjoy infinite rewards both now and in eternity. Group Discussion 1. Why do you think some people reject the reality of Creation or a great flood? 2. Why do some people have a difficult time believing God loves them and wants them to be part of His kingdom? 3. What guidelines has God given for our safety and benefit? 4. Christians often feel misunderstood and sometimes even mistreated. The truth is: everyone feels that way at times. However, what advantage do we have as believers in this regard? 5. What are the odds that you and I would be able to hear and respond to the plan of salvation if we had not yet heard it? What would it be like to be “out there” not having heard the good news?

HE WHO SITS ON THE THRONE - 02JAN22

January 2, 2022 • L.J. Harry - PPH • Revelation 22:1–3

LESSON BIG IDEA I will worship the one God who sits on the throne. FOCUS VERSES Revelation 22:1–3 1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him. LESSON TEXT Revelation 21:1–5, 9–13, 21–27; 22:1–5 TRUTH ABOUT GOD Throughout Revelation, God and the Lamb are identified as one and the same.

I AM - 26DEC21

December 26, 2021 • L.J. Harry - PPH • John 8:58

LESSON BIG IDEA I will call on the name of Jesus, recognizing I am calling on the one God of the Bible. FOCUS VERSES John 8:58- Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. LESSON TEXT John 8:39–59 TRUTH ABOUT GOD The Lord revealed Himself to Moses and to the first- century Jews as I AM.

REJOICING WITH GREAT JOY - 19DEC21

December 19, 2021 • L.J. Harry - PPH • Luke 2:10–11

LESSON BIG IDEA I will embrace the joy Jesus gives because He was born to be my Savior. FOCUS VERSES Luke 2:10–11 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. LESSON TEXT Matthew 2:7–12; Luke 2:1–20 TRUTH ABOUT GOD God manifested Himself in flesh to save us from our sins.