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: FAITHFUL DISCIPLES
Adult/Young Adult Topic: LOOKING FOR HELP
Printed Text: ACTS 9:36-43
Key Verse: ACTS 9:40 (NIV) Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: In times of crisis, people look for help. What qualities do they look for in a helper? When Tabitha died, faithful followers of Christ sent for the apostle Peter for help.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Every gift and talent God gives, no matter how great or small, can be harnessed for God’s glory. Never under-estimate any gift from God. Life is full of crisis situations that we do not understand. Whenever we cannot trace God’s hand, we are called to trust God’s heart. God desires to challenge us in our walk and to stretch our faith to the point of trusting Him in whatever God allows.
PRAYER: Lord, use us for your glory, and help us to activate every gift and ability to fulfill our purpose and potential. Help us to trust you in all circumstances and situations whether we understand them or not. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.