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: GLOBAL ECONOMIC JUSTICE Adult/Young Adult Topic: CHARITABLE EQUITY FOR ALL
Printed Text: 2 CORINTHIANS 8:7-15
Key Verse: 2 CORINTHIANS 8:9 (NIV) For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: We want to be generous to those in need. What motivates true generosity when the needs seem so overwhelming? Paul encouraged the Corinthians’ generosity in response to God’s generous gifts to them.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Reciprocity and care among believers were givens for Paul. Whether it has to do with the possessions, or with thoughtfulness about others, as in other places, believers are to look after one another. Furthermore, our sharing does not have to be solely or even primarily relegated to our goods or possessions. What Paul was really asking of all of us is to think about what is most important, what really counts, and what really matters.
PRAYER: LORD, give us a spirit of generosity that is befitting to those who love and believe on your name. Keep us ever mindful that you work on earth through human agency. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.