Sunday School Lessons
Mrs. Daisy B. Scott - Superintendent
(Updated January 19, 2017)

Sunday School classes start at 9:30 AM every Sunday.


The lesson segments include a synopsis of the lesson and a link to AudioBible.com where the reference Scripture will be played in audio and displayed on the screen.  If your computer cannot play the file, download a free copy of RealPlayer at the Real.com site. Also in each lesson segment will be a link to the New Living Translation version of the reference Scripture. This version is easier to understand than some of the other translations.


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January 1 – Praise God for Creation
Alternate Title – Praising God The Creator

Bible Lesson: Psalm 33:1-9 (KJV)

Key verse: Psalm 33:6 (KJV) - "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. "

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

Many recent television shows and movies include people with special abilities who can change or create something material with mere words. Some of the most popular entertainment shows about such people involve witches and warlocks, and those who participate in the occult. Aside from the fact that these practices are seen as an abomination by God (Deuteronomy 18:10-12), in reality there are no people who can create something material with only their words.

Only through God can something material be changed or created with only words or thoughts. The Bible teaches us, "The LORD merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born." - Psalm 33:6.

We do not want to anger God, for He is in total control of the entire world and our personal world. To fear Him means to recognize His power to create and destroy, and to direct the present and the future. We should stand in awe of Him (Psalm 33:8) because of His infinite power. He created the world, and everything in it belongs to Him (Psalm 50:12). As our creator and the creator of all the world and heavens, we joyfully praise and revere Him for graciously allowing us to live in this world.

The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of Psalm 33:1-9. The key verse: Psalm 33:6 (NLT) - "The LORD merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born."




January 8 – Praise God with a New Song
Alternate Title – All Creation Joins In Praise

Bible Lesson: Psalm 96 (KJV); For the alternate title, focus on verses 1-6 and 10-13.

Key verse: Psalm 96:1 (KJV) - "O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

Praise commonly means to express admiration or approval for someone. Usually, we can find appropriate words to praise others. We praise our children for their successes, in order to encourage them to continue in the right direction. We praise our friends for recognition of their accomplishments. We even praise total strangers for something they have done which is worthwhile. But before the existence of children, friends, and strangers, there was God. He is the creator of all which is in existence.

Our reference scripture is a song of praise and worship to our God, for He alone is due such praise (Psalm 96:4-5). All of creation sings His praises (Psalm 96:11-13), not only for what He has done, but for what He will do. When we watch the news, we see disharmony and injustice throughout our nation and the world. We wonder why terrorist want to hurt innocent people and why some people hate others just because of their religion, the way they look, or where they live. We wonder about the fairness of it all for those of us who want to live in peace and harmony with our neighbors. But, there is hope—for we look forward to the day when the Lord will establish a new order and end all injustice and bring harmony to the world (Psalm 96:13).

How can we find words of praise that are fitting for all the Lord our God has done? His creations are so complicated and intertwined as to be beyond our comprehension. It's not by chance that there is air for us to breathe, water to drink, and food to eat. The human body doesn't exist by chance and the life in it comes only from God.

We have a lot to praise God for and to praise Him is one of the main reasons we are placed on earth. Without Him, we would not be here. Without Him, we could never go to sleep or wake up; never speak; never walk; never eat or drink. All of creation should sing His praises for there would be no trees, no plants, no animals, no water—there would be nothing without Him.

We spend too much time fretting about our problems and difficulties, when we should be thanking and praising God for just letting us live and exist. Every day when we wake up we should praise God for letting us see that new day. Our song of praise is a new song (Psalm 96:1) every day, not only for the blessings we have received, but for the new day and the new blessings we hope to receive. Our thankfulness should be reborn every day.

One song of praise which our reference scripture is reminiscent of is Doxology by Thomas Ken:

spacePraise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of Psalm 96. For the alternate title, focus on verses 1-6 and 10-13. The key verse: Psalm 96:1 (NLT) - "Sing a new song to the LORD! Let the whole earth sing to the LORD! "




January 15 – Praise God the Provider

Bible Lesson: Psalm 65 (KJV)

Key verse: Psalm 65:5 (KJV) - "By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

Many of us spend too much time thinking about things we desire to have, or worrying about bothersome situations we can't change. Also, at times our thoughts and focus may drift to the negative for one reason or another. As a result, we may experience mental stress and frustration, causing loss of joy in our life.

Pushed into the background often times is the feeling of gratitude to God for the miracle of life He has given us. We may neglect to spend time being grateful for the essentials of life God provides every day. Psalm 65 reminds us how God provides the necessities of life and this is yet another reason why we should praise Him—He is our provider.

Being grateful for the things we have, as opposed to being sorry for the things we don't have, is a good beginning point for living life more joyfully.

God is the hope of everyone on earth (Psalm 65:5) for without His faithfulness in providing our needs, we couldn't survive. Water, food, sunshine, and air are just some of the basic requirements for life which many of us take for granted.

They say you don't really appreciate something good until it's gone. Imagine how it would be if even one of these necessities was removed permanently. Without air, we would die after only minutes. Without water or food, our survival is measured in a very few days. Without any sunshine, eventually there would be no thermometer capable of measuring how low the air temperature would be. As a result of no heat from the sun, nothing living could survive.

He provides the grasslands and other elements of nature to provide food for the creatures living there (Psalm 65:12-13). Just as the forces of nature are under His control, the day is coming when He will quiet the conflict of nations (Psalm 65:7). His power and resources are like a river which has all the water needed to yield abundant crops and a bountiful harvest (Psalm 65:10-11).

Over all other blessings, we praise God for the salvation He has provided. Our sins will be forgiven and we look forward to being chosen by Him to live in His holy courts for eternity (Psalm 65:3-4).

We were placed on earth by the Lord, and have been given the commandment to love Him with all our heart, mind, and soul (Matt 22:37). This includes praising Him by our words and actions. But, in reality, because of the social pressures we encounter, it is difficult to not let the desire for material possessions and other worldly pursuits be the driving force for our wants, and what we consider our needs. What we treasure in life is where our heart is (Matt 6:21) and we should not let the desires of the flesh and material "things" control us (Luke 12:15).

Once we realize how God has provided for us and is responsible for the life we have, we should also realize just how incredibly powerful He is for only God can provide these things. He controls our individual destiny and the destiny of the world. Our sovereign Lord does not have to provide for our existence, but He does.

This knowledge of Him as our provider should lead to understanding the wisdom of loving, obeying, worshipping, and praising Him. When we view Him with the awe He deserves, we should be moved to obey God and not to sin and disappoint Him—thereby showing love for Him as He has graciously shown for us. As our provider, He knows what we need to fulfill the purpose He has for us and we should trust His faithfulness to provide our needs (Philippians 4:19).

The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of Psalm 65. The key verse: Psalm 65:5 (NLT) - "You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas. "





January 22 – Praise God the Creator
Alternate Title – Praise For The Creator's Wisdom

Bible Lesson: Psalm 104:1-4, 24-30 (KJV)

Key verse: Psalm 104:24 (KJV) - "O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. "

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

Psalm 104 is a praise hymn which reflects the majesty and wisdom of God's creation, and how it is sustained through Him. We have faith that all of creation came from God, and when we consider the complexity and interdependence of the elements of nature, it is a miracle how it all works together. Millions of elements, including all plant life, insects and other creatures, cohabitate in such a way that food, water and other requirements for survival are provided. Psalm 104:24 (NLT) states, "O LORD, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures."

The human body is a miracle in itself. On any given day, our heart typically beats tens of thousands of times and blood circulates thousands of miles. This goes on each and every day of our life, in our circulatory system. This system works together with the other systems (muscular, digestive, nervous, skeletal, etc.) to maintain our life and wellbeing. No person could design or build such a body, and even if a person could do so, only God is the source of life—the most important element for living beings (Psalm 104:30). We depend on the interrelationship in nature —He designed and created—to provide sustenance for all the animals, plant life, fish, and fowl. All in existence depends on Him (Psalm 104:27-28).

Only our creator has the wisdom to miraculously design living things and the environment in which they live. Beginning at birth, our human miracle starts. From a single cell in the mother's womb, we develop into complex beings with trillions of cells, complete with functioning and interrelated systems. We have a lot to be thankful for and we have been placed on earth to express that gratitude through the praise and worship of our God (Psalm 104:1).

The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of Psalm 104:1-4, 24-30. The key verse: Psalm 104:24 (NLT) - "O LORD, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures."





January 29 – Praise God with All Creation
Alternate Title – All Creation Praises The Lord

Bible Lesson: Psalm 148 (KJV)

Key verse: Psalm 148:5 (KJV) - "Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

Psalm 148 is one of last five chapters (146 - 150) in the Book of Psalms. These five are part of a group referred to as the Hallelujah Psalms. These five and three others (106, 113, 135) are the only ones to begin and end with a call to Praise the Lord [praise (ye) the Lord]. The term, "Praise ye the Lord" is a translation of the Hebrew word, "Hallelujah." Other than this distinguishing characteristic, our reference Scripture—Chapter 148—falls into the general theme of the Book of Psalms, which is to praise and glorify God, and to show the confidence we have in Him and gratitude we have for all He has done.

Psalm 148 calls for all of Creation to praise the Lord. This includes the heavenly hosts—the angels (Psalm 148:2)—and all creatures here below: plants, animals, and people; young and old (Psalm 148:9-12). Even the inanimate parts of Creation should praise God (if they could do so) because they would not exist without Him.

For the most part, we consider the book of psalms as a collection of sacred songs and verses intended to be used in the worship of God. Many of these were meant to be accompanied with music. Some of the songs in our church hymnal have similar themes as the ancient psalms from the Bible. Oftentimes, we lose the meaning and narrative of the songs due to our concentration on singing to the music. One example is, "Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him." In modern songs we not only sing to praise and glorify God, but also His son Jesus Christ.

The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of Psalm 148. The key verse: Psalm 65:5 (NLT) - "Let every created thing give praise to the LORD, for he issued his command, and they came into being."






February 5 – Re-Created to Live in Harmony
Alternate Title – Heirs of the Promise

Bible Lesson: Galatians 3:26-29; Galatians 4:1-7 (KJV)
For Alternate Title, read all of Galatians 3:26-4:7

Key verse: Galatians 3:28 (KJV) - "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

Paul's ministry to the Gentiles in Galatia was complicated by some of them believing it was necessary to still abide by the law of Moses in order to be made right with God. Some teachers had told them they needed to observe the Jewish practices of circumcision and ceremonial laws; with all its feast days and other observances. His letter to the Christians in Galatia was meant to clearly explain how the law related to them.

He did this through a logical approach. Paul explained that the Jewish nation had its roots in the covenant promise God made to Abraham. The promise was that he would be the father of a great nation of countless descendants which would be blessed by God (Genesis 12:2, 17:2, 17:6). Through them, all families on earth would be blessed (Genesis 12:3).

Paul continued with his explanation by reminding them this promise was made with no stipulation of them obeying the Mosaic law. In fact, the law was not given to Moses until 430 years later (Galatians 3:17). Therefore, the law would not cancel the promise God made to Abraham.

Abraham believed and accepted God's promise on faith (Gal 3:6). Christians are meant to accept, also on faith, the salvation God sent to earth through His son. The Law was given to show people their sins and was only intended to last until the coming of Jesus (Gal 3:19). The Law is similar to a guardian that the people should live under until they come of age (Gal 3:24, 4:3).

Christ was born of a Jewish woman subject to the Law (Gal 4:4). This means, among other things, that she was included in the descendants of Abraham—making Christ also in the lineage of Abraham.

This fulfilled the promise God made to Abraham because, through his descendant Jesus, all families on earth are blessed (Gal 3:8). This promised blessing came in the form of a new covenant and means of salvation given by God.

We are united with Christ through baptism (Gal 3:27) and adopted as His children (Gal 4:5). Because we are His children, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts (Gal 4:6). Through Christ, we all inherit the promised blessing; whether Jew of Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For those who put their faith in Christ, we are all one in Him (Gal 3:28).

The Bible lesson link (at the beginning of the lesson) is for the King James Version. You may also wish to read the New Living Translation of Galatians 3:26-4:7. The key verse: Galatians 3:28 (NLT) - "There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus." Supplemental to the key verse is 3:26 (For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.)



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