Prepared by William Earnhardt, For Sabbath School Class January 14, 2023.
Main Theme: Our responses to God’s promises determines if they are fulfilled for us.
Read in Class: 1 John 5:13, Matthew 10:22 and 2 Peter 1:10-11. Define the common thread in these passages.
Study: How do these passages say we receive the gift of salvation?
Apply: Though salvation is an unmerited gift, what’s the difference between those who accept the gift and those who don’t? What does accepting this gift require that we do?
Share: Your friend tells you she believes on once saved always saved. She believes there is no way a saved person can lose salvation. Using Scripture, what do you tell your friend?
Read in Class: Deuteronomy 28:1-14. Define the main idea of this passage.
Study: What great blessings are promised the people? But what must they do to receive them?
Apply: What does it mean for us, today, to “hearken diligently” to what God tells us to do?
Share: Your friend tells you the book of Deuteronomy is in the Old Testament. We don’t have to obey, only believe. What do you tell your friend?
Read in Class: Proverbs 3:9-10 and Malachi 3:10-11. Define the common thread of these passages.
Study: What are the promises and the obligations found in these verses?
Apply: What does your tithing (or lack thereof) say about your own spirituality and relationship to God?
Share: Your friend says there is no way he can tithe and feed his family. He says God understands He can’t afford to tithe. What do you tell your friend? How could 1 Kings 17:8-16 help, Especially verse 13?
Read in Class: 2 Chronicles 7:14. Define the main idea of this passage.
Study: What are the “ifs” and “thens” of God’s proposal here?
Apply: What does it mean to “heal their land?” In what ways do we need healing today?
Share: Can you think of a friend or family member who is struggling with making a full commitment to Christ? Besides praying for them, is there any way you could speak a word of encouragement to them this week?