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: PRACTICING JUSTICE Adult/Young Adult Topic: EQUITY IN CHARACTER Printed Text: COLOSSIANS 3:5-17
Key Verse: COLOSSIANS 3:12 (NIV) Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: People want to live lives that make a difference. What makes for living justly in the world? Paul encouraged the faithful to clothe themselves with the love of Christ and let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Even though we fail to meet the standard of perfection put before us by Jesus Christ, our heads and our hearts should at least be pointed in the right direction. Our lives should reflect the lives of the “being saved” community of faith. Our actions matter. It remains a true saying to this day: “Reputation is what people say about you, but character is who you really are.”
PRAYER: Dear LORD, give us the stamina and determination to live before the world in such a way that they will know that Christ Jesus has indeed made a change in our lives. Let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly each day of our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Sunday School Review ” God’s People Do What’s Right” was originally published on oldschool955.hellobeautiful.com