Sunday School Lessons
Mrs. Daisy B. Scott - Superintendent
(Updated September 26, 2016)

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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October 2 – The Radiance of God's Glory
Alternate Title – The Express Image Of God

Bible Lesson: Hebrews 1:1-9 ; key verse: Hebrews 1:3 (NLT)

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

Radiance can be defined as that intense or conspicuous quality which emanates from someone. Verse 3 states, "The Son radiates God's own glory and expresses the very character of God..." In the simplest of explanations, Jesus is God, and therefore He exhibits the characteristics of God. He walked on earth in human form but, unlike others, was sinless. He raised the dead, restored sight to the blind, and fed 5000 with only two fish and five loaves of bread—all miracles. He was raised from the dead after dying on the cross for our sins; to initiate a new covenant between us and God.

As Christians, we confirm that God exists as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus said in John 14:9, "Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father." Therefore, the radiance of God's glory is seen in the Son and He is the express image of God. As such, the Scripture proclaims the Holy superior status of the Son, for He sits at the right hand of God (Hew 1:3) and all angels worship Him (Hew 1:6).

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 Hebrews 1:1-9. The key verse is Hebrews 1:3.




October 9 – Builder Of the House
Alternate Title – The Builder Of the House

Bible Lesson: Hebrews 3:1-6 & Matthew 7:24-29; key verse: Hebrews 3:3 (NLT)

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

We, the believers, are in God's house, as the body of Christ—the Church. God is the builder of the Church; as He is the creator of everything. When God came to earth in human form—as Jesus Christ, the Son of God—it was to usher in a new covenant with mankind: His plan for our salvation. After He ascended back to Heaven and His earthly body was gone, His followers were left to carry on His ministry—metaphorically as His body. Just as our body has many parts, which perform different functions, so it is with the body of Christ—the Church (1 Corinthians 12:12). Every believer has a function—a spiritual gift—to be used in the service of God through His Son Jesus Christ (1 Cor 12:7). We were given this gift by the Holy Spirit. The house of God is the Church and the architect and builder of that house is God.

The House is built so that it can't be torn down. The believers comprise His church and this membership transcends any church building or any single congregation. The believers do not have to depend only on our individual strength because we are indwelled (spiritually) by God's Holy Spirit (John 14:26). No enemy can destroy this church, for it is comprised of the members and not brick and mortar. The House is built by God to be strong and no one person or group controls it or can destroy it. Its basis is the word of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ (Matthew 8:24-25). Every one of us has a responsibility to contribute to the Church. We have no excuse, because we have been given the capability to contribute, by the Holy Spirit.

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 Hebrews 3:1-6 & Matthew 7:24-29. The key verse is Hebrews 3:3.




October 16 – The Great High Priest

Bible Lesson: Hebrews 4:14-16 ; 5:1-10; key verse: Hebrews 4:14 (NLT)

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

The synopsis of this lesson will be posted on or before Thursday, September 29, 2016.

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 Hebrews 4:14-16 ; 5:1-10. The key verse is Hebrews 4:14 - "So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe."



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For other versions (NIV, New Living Translation, etc.) of the Bible in audio and visual formats, visit the World Wide Study Bible page of Christian Classics Eternal Library site. Also visit the New Living Translation web site.

Some information on this page may be referenced from the NLT Study Bible, the Ryrie Study Bible (NIV), and the Standard Lesson Commentary. Frederick L. Marsh is the commentary author of the information contained in this page. The opinions expressed are his alone.



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