THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW WILL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 95th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: GOD SET THINGS RIGHT
Adult/Young Adult Topic: TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE
Printed Text: Romans 3:21-31
Key Verses: Romans 3:22-24 (NLT)
We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done. For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 95th Edition, 2015-2016
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Some people give thanks for all that is good in life, while others seem to have no hope. Where can they find hope? While the psalmist sang praises for all God had done in creation, Paul held out hope that those who continued in sin could be saved through faith in Jesus Christ.
Life is all about second chances. Yet, all sinners are way beyond the second chance. It is wonderful to know that God is willing to forgive us of our sins even after we are saved. All we have to do is confess our sins. God is ready, willing, and able to forgive us because of the blood of His Son. Jesus is at the right hand of His Father, making intercession for us. In turn, we have to thank God for salvation through more than mere words. We have to be good stewards of our bodies—mind, body, and spirit—and God’s other parts of creation.
Merciful God, we come knowing we are unworthy of even one blessing. Yet, we acknowledge Your infinite goodness to us. We call on You to help us to be better stewards of our bodies and the rest of Your creation. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.