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1.3 Offering Our Best

September 18, 2021 • Genesis 4:4

Lesson Title: Offering Our Best Scripture Focus: Genesis 4:4 The Lesson in Context Sacrifice is good for us. We give to God to show Him how important we think He is, not so He can see how special we are. When people commit their lives to a cause in obedience to God, it is a sacrifice. It will cost them something. It is not a deal or an arrangement. God does not owe people for what they do, even if it literally costs them their lives. God did the same for us when He manifested Himself in flesh and became obedient unto the death of the cross. The best response we can give to God’s call on our lives is to say, “I will offer my best and will not expect a reward. I will choose to follow God in every way I know how because that is my best service to Him. I will not compare my sacrifice to the sacrifice of others; I will compare it to what He asks of me.” Group Discussion 1. Which of the Ten Commandments benefit the individual who obeys them? Explain. 2. Can you think of Bible characters who did what God expected of them, and were blessed because of their obedience? 3. Share a time when you chose good over evil. Describe the benefits that ensued. 4. What could Cain have done to rectify his situation? 5. What has it been like when you talked with people who have given their lives to ministry? My Prayer for the Upcoming Week How do you want to be different because of what you have experienced today?

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.