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, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: BLESSED FOR FAITHFULNESS
Adult/Young Adult Topic: DOING RIGHT PAYS OFF
Printed Text: 1 KINGS 17:8-16
KEY VERSE: 1 Kings 17:16 (NIV) For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah.
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: When people are denied the necessities of life, they may give up hope. What is the reward for showing faithful obedience in times of hardship? The widow of Zarephath faithfully ministered to God’s prophet, and she was miraculously provided for throughout the time of famine.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: When we put our trust in God, birds of prey may provide nourishment, the poor may have their victuals wondrously replenished, and even the dead may be resurrected. However, it is the Lord and no other god who performs such miracles—and it is this truth that we are called on to believe as well.
PRAYER: Dear LORD, grant unto us faith enough to trust in your promises and in your word. Grant us the strength and courage to walk by faith and not be sight each day of our lives. We praise your name for the miracles you continue to work among us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen