Prepared by William Earnhardt, for Sabbath School Class, January 7, 2023.
Main Theme: Being a part of God’s family is both a privilege and a responsibility.
Read in Class; Psalm 50:10-12 and Psalm 24:1. What is the common thread of these passages?
Study: What’s the message here, and what should this truth mean to us and how we relate to whatever we possess?
Apply: “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as this?” (1 Chron. 29:14, NKJV). What beautiful principles are expressed in these words, and how do they reflect what our attitude toward God should be and our attitude toward what we possess?
Share: Your friend tells you the story about a great swarm of locusts devouring several farmer’s crops. At the town square one farmer complains to another farmer. The other farmer responds, “If God wants His locusts eating His crops that’s His business.” What did the other farmer mean by that? Do you agree with the other farmer?
Read in Class: Psalm 23:1, Psalm 37:25 and Philippians 4:19. What is the common thread in these passages?
Study: What do these verses say about God’s provision for our daily needs?
Apply: How has God taken care of your daily needs? Do any examples stand out in your mind about how He has provided for you?
Share: Your friend tells you they never bring anything to fellowship lunch at church because they know God will provide. They also tell you they never give to the local church budget because the church will always be there with or without their offerings. What do you tell your friend?
Read in Class: Deuteronomy 6:5 and Matthew 22:37. What is the common thread of these passages?
Study: What does this mean, and how do we do it?
Apply: How have been blessed both temporally and spiritually by loving God?
Share: Your friend says she does not need to keep the commandments. She only needs to love God. How do you respond to your friend?
Read in Class: Matthew 6:19-21. What is the main idea of this passage?
Study: What crucial truths is Jesus speaking here?
Apply: What have you been doing in the last month that reveals where your heart is?
Share: Can you think of someone this week who is need of food, clothing or other resources? How can you help them in a practical way this week?