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Sunday School Lesson_2010_04_25

  1. 1. And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />Welcome<br />
  2. 2. Acts: Seeing the Spirit at Work<br />April 25th – Lesson 6<br />May 2nd – Breakfast Fellowship & Testimony<br />May 9th – Lesson 7<br />May 16th – Lesson 8<br />May 23rd – Pete & Cara Selent<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  3. 3. Who is the one person in your life that you would have the most difficult time sharing about Jesus? Why?<br />
  4. 4. Our Passage: Acts 8:1 – 40<br />Acts 8:1 – 8<br />Acts 8:9-17<br />Acts 8:18-25<br />Acts 8:26-33<br />Acts 8:34-40<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  5. 5. Acts 1:7-8<br />"It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  6. 6. Where are Judea and Samaria and what is a Samaritan?<br />
  7. 7. The Tribes of Israel<br />Asher<br />Benjamin<br />Dan<br />Gad<br />Issacher<br />Joseph<br />Judah<br />Levi<br />Naphtali<br />Reuben<br />Simeon<br />Zebulun<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  8. 8. Land of the 12 Tribes<br />
  9. 9. Exodus and Judges<br />1300 – 1200 B.C.<br />Exodus from Egypt<br />Wandering in the wilderness for 40 years<br />Receipt of the oral laws<br />1200 – 1020 B.C.<br />Leadership of the Judges<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  10. 10. The United Kingdom of Israel<br />1020 – 1000 B.C. : Saul<br />First king of Israel<br />1000 – 961 B.C. : David<br />Captures Jerusalem and makes it the capital<br />961 – 924 B.C. : Solomon<br />Builds an opulent city and the first temple<br />High taxes and preferential treatment of Solomon’s tribes<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  11. 11. The Kingdom Divided<br />924 B.C. : Solomon’s death<br />10 northern tribes break away<br />Israel (North)<br />Jeroboam – first king<br />Shechem and then Samaria is its capital<br />Judah (South)<br />Tribes of Judah and Benjamin<br />Rehoboam (son of Solomon)<br />Jerusalem remains it capital<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  12. 12. Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  13. 13. The Northern Kingdom<br />1 Kings 12<br />Jeroboam leads people into idolatry<br />Appoints non-Levitical priests<br />Conquered by Assyrians in 722 B.C.<br />10 tribes sent into exile<br />Other people groups moved into the region<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  14. 14. The Southern Kingdom<br />612 B.C. - Babylonian kingdom replaces the Assyrian kingdom<br />600 B.C – Babylon defeats Judah<br />Captives taken to Babylon (Daniel)<br />585 B.C. – Temple in Jerusalem destroyed<br />536 B.C. – 50,000 Jews return to Israel<br />515 B.C. – 2nd Temple in Jerusalem built<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  15. 15. The Samaritans<br />A mixed heritage:<br />Those who escaped exile and remained in Samaria<br />Those who were brought into the land <br />Rejected all Old Testament scripture except the Pentateuch<br />Built their own temple on Mount Gerizem<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  16. 16. Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  17. 17. The Samaritans in the N.T.<br />Luke 10:<br />The parable of the good Samaritan<br />John 4:<br />Jesus talks to the Samaritan woman at the well<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  18. 18. Acts 1:7-8<br />"It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  19. 19. Our Passage: Acts 8:1 – 40<br />Acts 8:1 – 3 : Persecution and Scattering of the Church<br />Acts 8:4 – 25: Philip in Samaria<br />Acts 8:26 – 40: Philip and the Ethiopian<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  20. 20. 5 Principles of Evangelism<br />How is it significant that Philip, a Jew, went to Samaria?<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  21. 21. 5 Principles of Evangelism<br />Principle #1:<br />Don’t assume that anyone is beyond the power of the Gospel. <br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  22. 22. 5 Principles of Evangelism<br />Why do you think it was important for the church in Jerusalem to send Peter and John to minister to the new believers in Samaria?<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  23. 23. 5 Principles of Evangelism<br />Principle #2:<br />You are not doing it on your own - the Holy Spirit will affirm the Gospel.<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  24. 24. 5 Principles of Evangelism<br />What would it have been like for Philip to leave a place where so many exciting things were happening to go down a desert road?<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  25. 25. 5 Principles of Evangelism<br />Principle #3:<br />Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled.<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  26. 26. 5 Principles of Evangelism<br />What role did Scripture play in the Eunuch’s conversion?<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  27. 27. 5 Principles of Evangelism<br />Principle #4:<br />The Scripture is your greatest tool.<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  28. 28. 5 Principles of Evangelism<br />People refer to different kinds of evangelism, such as door-to-door, friendship, mass and tract evangelism. What different kinds of evangelism do you observe throughout this passage?<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  29. 29. 5 Principles of Evangelism<br />Principle #5:<br />Any situation can be an opportunity to share the Good News.<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  30. 30. 5 Principles of Evangelism<br />Don’t assume anyone is beyond the power of the Gospel.<br />You are not doing it on your own - the Holy Spirit will affirm the Gospel.<br />Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled.<br />The Scripture is your greatest tool.<br />Any situation can be an opportunity to share the Good News.<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
  31. 31. Grow Team News<br />Planning meeting April 22nd<br />Monthly events planned<br />First event May 2nd (in class)<br />growteam@nuthalapaty.net<br />
  32. 32. Serve Team News<br />serveteam@nuthalapaty.net<br />
  33. 33. Rescue Team News<br />Praise Reports<br />&<br />Prayer Requests<br />rescueteam@nuthalapaty.net<br />
  34. 34. Connecting & Communicating<br />Email Distribution List<br />bcbc-sundayschool.googlegroups.com<br />Class Blog<br />bcbc-sundayschool.blogspot.com<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />

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