Sunday School Lesson 2009 08 02


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2 Peter 3:8-9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:15-22

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Sunday School Lesson 2009 08 02

  1. 1. August 2, 2009
  2. 2. Announcements <ul><li>Class Ministry Team Meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve Team – August 13 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rescue Team - ????? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nursery / Preschool needs </li></ul><ul><li>Missions Conference - Sept 25 - 27 </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Fall Retreat – Oct 2 & 3 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Grow Team News <ul><li>First class “Grow” function August 22 nd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggestions for location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer to work with Sara Crane in organizing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for building class identity and unity </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Prayer Requests </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Praises Reports </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hebrews 10:24-25 <ul><li>And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Focal Passages <ul><li>2 Peter 3:8-9 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Thessalonians 4:1-5 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Thessalonians 5:15-22 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What do these passages reveal about God’s will for your life? </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2 Peter 3:8-9 <ul><li>But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2 Peter 3:8-9 <ul><li>God’s perspective on time is not the same as man </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God is not bound by time - so what we consider to be &quot;slow&quot; does not apply to Him </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 2 Peter 3:8-9 <ul><li>God’s patience means salvation for many </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He is not &quot;wanting&quot; for anyone to perish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does not mean that everyone will be saved - universalism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does not mean that there is &quot;limited atonement&quot; - Christ died for all, and salvation is thus available for all </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 2 Peter 3:8-9 <ul><li>God’s patience gives you the opportunity to share Jesus with others </li></ul>
  12. 12. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5 <ul><li>Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. </li></ul>
  13. 13. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5 <ul><li>  It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; </li></ul>
  14. 14. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5 <ul><li>As you live your life, seek to please God </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to please God, learn to obey Jesus' commands </li></ul><ul><li>God wants you to be sanctified </li></ul><ul><li>Flee from sexual impurity and all lustful desires </li></ul><ul><li>Be in control of your &quot;vessel&quot; or body </li></ul>
  15. 15. 1 Thessalonians 5:15-22 <ul><li>Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 1 Thessalonians 5:15-22 <ul><li>Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil. </li></ul>
  17. 17. 1 Thessalonians 5:15-22 <ul><li>Imperatives in personal character </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be joyful always </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritually test everything individually - don't lump things together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay away from evil </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. 1 Thessalonians 5:15-22 <ul><li>Imperatives in relations with God </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pray without ceasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give thanks in whatever situation you are in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't block the Spirit's work in our lives </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. 1 Thessalonians 5:15-22 <ul><li>Imperatives in relations with others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be accountable to one another </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always respond with good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do good and not evil </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. God’s Will Revealed Seek Repentance Seek a Godly Character Seek Good not Evil Be in the center of God’s Will
  21. 21. Homework <ul><li>Do your purposes line up with God’s purposes? </li></ul><ul><li>What evidence of sanctification do you see in your life? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think God wants from you? </li></ul>
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