THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 97th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT
Adult/Young Adult Topic: THE GO-BETWEEN
Printed Text: HEBREWS 12:14-15, 18-29
Key Verse: Hebrews 12:28-29 (NIV)
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Humans desire to experience a power greater than themselves, but do not always realize that drawing near to such needed power can be an awesome prospect. How can people approach such a power without being consumed? The psalmist affirmed that God allows humans to approach the divine; the writer of the book of Hebrews proclaimed that Jesus provides the means of boldly approaching the presence of God.
Although we continue to commit sin, God is compassionate. He allows us an opportunity to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness. Additionally, He counts us righteous through the blood of His Son and gives us the right to enter heaven. For that, we ought to have steadfast thanks for God’s grace. We should be glad that in Jesus we have a wonderful Mediator for our sins.
All-knowing God, we thank you for the New Covenant sealed by the blood of your Son. We no longer have to offer animal sacrifices for our sins. Your Son, Jesus, has already paid it all. We look forward to the day when we will be with you in heaven. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.