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, 96th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: GOD PROMISES A SAVIOR
Adult/Young Adult Topic: RELIABLE PROMISES
Printed Text: LUKE 1:26-38
Key Verse: Luke 1:31 (NIV)
“You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.”
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 96th Edition, 2016-2017
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Our actions, decisions, and even well-being are often based on our trust in the promises made by others. On whose promises can we ultimately depend? Luke recounted the angel’s announcement of the coming birth of Jesus, God’s promised Savior.
This scripture text demonstrates God knows where and with whom His will can be accomplished. In the divine order of God’s wisdom and choice, Mary was carefully and faithfully appointed to the awesome task of birthing Jesus into the world. Just like God’s request of Mary, He makes supernatural requests of His children every day.
O great God, we honor and praise you for considering us worthy of your divine calls. We are humbled that you allow us to partake in the ministry to humanity that you began long before the birth of Jesus and that you continue to this present day. We profess our servant-hood to you and we are both willing and available as your divine will has need for us. Give us the faith to respond to you, just as Mary did. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.