Sunday School Lessons

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS

November 12, 2023

Unit III 

Christ Frees, Law Enslaves 

Lesson 11 

Topics 

Beginners: Giving the Gift of Love 

Scripture: I Corinthians 13:4-13 

Key Verse: I Corinthians 13:4 

Faith Block:  I can show God’s love! 

Juniors/Primary: Giving the Gift of Love 

Scripture: I Corinthians 13:4-13 

Key Verse: I Corinthians 13:4 

Intermediate/Teen: Love One Another   

General Lesson: Love Fulfills the Law 

Scripture:        I Corinthians 13:8-13; Romans 13:8-10 

Key Verse: Romans 13:9 

Adult: The Greatest Gift  

Devotional Reading: Matthew 22:34-40 

Scripture:        I Corinthians 13:8-13; Romans 13:8-10 

Key Verse: Romans 13:9 

Scriptures for November 12, 2023 

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-13 NIV 

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 

Romans 13:8-10 NIV Love Fulfills the Law 

8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,”[a] and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b]10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. 

November 19, 2023

Unit III

Christ Frees, Law Enslaves

Lesson 12

Topics

Beginners: Freedom to Live Right

Scripture: Colossians 2:6, 16-19

Key Verse: Colossians 2:6

Faith Block: I can live for Jesus!

Juniors/Primary: Freedom to Live Right

Scripture: Colossians 2:6, 16-19

Key Verse: Colossians 2:6

Intermediate/Teen: No Longer Bound

General Lesson: Life in Christ Brings Freedom

Scripture: Colossians 2:16-23

Key Verse: Colossians 2:20

Adult: Live as You Were Taught

Devotional Reading: Leviticus 25:8-17

Scripture: Colossians 2:16-23

Key Verse: Colossians 2:6-7a

Scriptures for November 19, 2023

Colossians 2:6 NIV Spiritual Fullness in Christ

6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,

Colossians 2:16-23 NIV Freedom From Human Rules

16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also

goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. 19 They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

November 26, 2023

Unit III

Christ Frees, Law Enslaves

Lesson 13

Topics

Beginners: Doing Good for All

Scripture: I Corinthians 10:23-33, 11:1

Key Verse: I Corinthians 10:24

Faith Block: I will be good to others!

Juniors/Primary: Doing Good for All

Scripture: I Corinthians 10:23-33, 11:1

Key Verse: I Corinthians 10:24

Intermediate/Teen: Do Good by Helping Others

General Lesson: Liberty, Not License

Scripture: I Corinthians 10:23-33; 11:1

Key Verse: I Corinthians 10:24

Adult: Do What Is Helpful

Devotional Reading: James 1:19-27

Scripture: I Corinthians 10:23-33; 11:1

Key Verse: I Corinthians 10:23b

Scriptures for November 26, 2023

1 Corinthians 10:23-33 NIV The Believer’s Freedom

23 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. 24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.

25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, 26 for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.”[a]

27 If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience. 28 But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience. 29 I am referring to the other person’s conscience, not yours. For why is my freedom being judged by another’s conscience? 30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?

31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God— 33 even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV

11 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.