Sunday School Lessons

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS

June 02, 2024

Unit I

Experiencing Hope

Lesson 1

Topics

 

Beginners: Suffering for Your Sake

Faith Block: I will encourage others!

Scripture: Colossians 1:24-27; 2:1-5

Key Verse: Colossians 1:27

 

Primary/Juniors: Suffering for Your Sake

Scripture: Colossians 1:24-27, 2:1-5

Key Verse: Colossians 1:27

 

Intermediate/Teen: Hope in Good Times and Bad

General Lesson: Glorious Riches

Scripture: Colossians 1:24-29, 2:1-3

Key Verse: Colossians 2:2-3

 

Adult: Hope and Suffering

Devotional Reading: Galatians 3:19-29

Scripture: Colossians 1:24-29, 2:1-3

Key Verse: Colossians 2:2-3

 

Scriptures for June 02, 2024

Colossians 1:24-29 (NIV) Paul’s Labor for the Church

24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

 

28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

 

Colossians 2:1-3(NV)

2 I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally. 2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

June 09, 2024

Unit I

Experiencing Hope

Lesson 2

Topics

 

Beginners: You Are Our Letter

Faith Block: I will share Jesus with others!

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, 17-18

Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 3:5

 

Primary/Juniors: You Are Our Letter

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, 17-18

Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 3:5

 

Intermediate/Teen: God-inspired Boldness

General Lesson: Bold Ministers

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:5-18

Key Verse: 2 Co3:18rinthians

 

Adult: Reflecting God’s Spirit

Devotional Reading: Deuteronomy 31:1-8

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:5-18

Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 3:18

 

Scriptures for June 09, 2024

2 Corinthians 3:1-3 (NIV)

3 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? 2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. 3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

2 Corinthians 3:5-18 (NIV)

5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

 

The Greater Glory of the New Covenant

7 Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9 If the

ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!

 

12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

June 16, 2024

Unit I

Experiencing Hope

Lesson 3

Topics

 

Beginners: Friends Build Up

Faith Block: You can do it!

Scripture: Romans 15:1-7, 13

Key Verse: Romans 15:2

 

Primary/Juniors: Friends Build Up

Scripture: Romans 15:1-7, 13

Key Verse: Romans 15:2

 

Intermediate/Teen: Sharing Hope with Others

General Lesson: Empowered Servants

Scripture: Romans 15:1-13

Key Verse: Romans 15:5-6

 

Adult: Hope Amidst Differences

Devotional Reading: Philippians 2:1-13

Scripture: Romans 15:1-13

Key Verse: Romans 15:5-6

 

Scriptures for June 16, 2024

Romans 15:1-13 (NIV)

15 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”[a] 4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. 5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews[b] on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed 9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written: “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing the praises of your name.”[c] 10 Again, it says, “Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”[d] 11 And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles; let all the peoples extol him.”[e] 12 And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; in him the Gentiles will hope.”[f] 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

June 23, 2024

Unit I

Experiencing Hope

Lesson 4

Topics

 

Beginners: Promises Kept

Faith Block: God keeps His promises.

Scripture: Hebrews 6:9b-15

Key Verse: Hebrews 6:15

 

Primary/Juniors: Promises Kept

Scripture: Hebrews 6:9b-15

Key Verse: Hebrews 6:15

 

Intermediate/Teen: A Promise We Can Count On

General Lesson: Full Assurance

Scripture: Hebrews 6:9-20

Key Verse: Hebrews 6:19-20

 

Adult: God Is Trustworthy

Devotional Reading: Psalms 23

Scripture: Hebrews 6:9-20

Key Verse: Hebrews 6:19-20

 

Scriptures for June 23, 2024

Hebrews 6:9-20 (NIV)

9 Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. 10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

The Certainty of God’s Promise

13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”[a] 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. 16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. 17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

June 30, 2024

Unit I

Experiencing Hope

Lesson 5

Topics

 

Beginners: Paul Tells about His Hope

Faith Block: Jesus gives us hope!

Scripture: Acts 26:1-11

Key Verse: Acts 26:6

 

Primary/Juniors: Paul Tells about His Hope

Scripture: Acts 26:1-11

Key Verse: Acts 26:6

 

Intermediate/Teen: Loved into a Bold Hope

General Lesson: Fearless Witness

Scripture: Acts 26:1-11

Key Verse: Acts 26:6

 

Adult: Hope in God Transforms Us

Devotional Reading: Philippians 3:1-14

Scripture: Acts 26:1-11

Key Verse: Acts 26:6

 

Scriptures for June 30, 2024

Acts 26:1-11 (NIV)

26 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense: 2 “King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defense against all the accusations of the Jews, 3 and especially so because you are well acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore, I beg you to listen to me patiently. 4 “The Jewish people all know the way I have lived ever since I was a child, from the beginning of my life in my own country, and also in Jerusalem. 5 They have known me for a long time and can testify, if they are willing, that I conformed to the strictest sect of our religion, living as a Pharisee. 6 And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our ancestors that I am on trial today. 7 This is the promise our twelve tribes are hoping to see fulfilled as they earnestly serve God day and night. King Agrippa, it is because of this hope that these Jews are accusing me. 8 Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead? 9 “I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the Lord’s people in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. 11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.