Sunday School Lessons
Mrs. Daisy B. Scott - Superintendent
(Updated September 18, 2018)

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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September 2 – God Creates Heavens and Earth
Alternate Title – The First Days of Creation


Bible Lesson:
Genesis 1:1-13 (KJV)


Key verses:
Genesis 1:1-2 (KJV) - "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."



What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)


Genesis is the first book of the Bible and, in many ways, it sets the tone and foundation for the rest of the Bible. It tells us that God alone made the earth and the whole universe. He took nothing and made it into something (Genesis 1:2). He took disorder and made it into order. He made a world to put Humankind in - a world which could provide Humankind with all that was needed. In other words, He prepared a place for us to live in and worship Him.

He created life. The first life on earth was that of vegetation (Genesis 1:12) which provides a basis for food for the living creatures He planned for the earth. This life came from God, as does all life. Today, we know what has life but we have never seen life and cannot create it. We can only see the results of it, but not life itself.

It's good to know where we came from and that our existence is not by chance. We are here for a reason. God created the heavens and the earth and put us here as the stewards of the earth (Genesis 1:26). We do not own anything—all is owned by God. He put us here so we can worship and praise Him for all He has done for us. All our prayers should include gratitude for all He has done for us; including the creation of all in existence.


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 Genesis 1:1-13

The key verses: Genesis 1:1-2 (NLT)- "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters."







September 9 – God Creates Lights and Life
Alternate Title – Creations in Sky, Sea, and Land


Bible Lesson:
Genesis 1:14-25 (KJV)


Key verse:
Genesis 1:14 (KJV) - "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years."



What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)


Humankind has looked to the heavens, throughout all its existence, with awe and wonder. We have one star-the Sun-which provides our heat and light; without which we would all die. This is but one star out of 400 billion stars in our galaxy—the Milky Way. Astronomers believe there are probably more than 170 billion galaxies in the Universe, surrounding us by a distance of almost 14 billion light-years in all directions. Only one God created all of this and He created all of this by just commanding it to be so.

The book of Genesis teaches us how small our world is in the created universe. Conversely, it reminds us how great the Lord is to create something so vast and complex. So much so that we have difficulty in coming to a realization of just how vast the universe is.

Certainly, we would, therefore, have great difficulty comprehending the power and absolute control needed for God to create all in existence (Genesis 1:16). On earth, from the huge whale in the sea (Genesis 1:21) and the enormous elephant on land, down to the smallest of sea creatures and land-born insects, God created all of them (Genesis 1:24) by wishing them into existence.

The first chapter of Genesis reminds us who God is by discussing the power of His creation. He is the One who has not only created us but also everything around us.

We have become so used to talking about the love He has for us that we sometimes neglect the fact of who He is and what power He holds. We should not neglect thoughts of the goodness of God; the most powerful and important One in the history of existence. In fact, He is the creator of the history of existence, but still One we can tell our deepest secrets and desires to. He is the one who can forgive our sins and grant us life.


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 Genesis 1:14-25

The key verses: Genesis 1:14 (NLT)- "Then God said, "Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years."







September 16 – God Creates People
Alternate Title – The First Man


Bible Lesson:
Genesis 1:26-31 (KJV) ; Genesis 2:4-7 (KJV)


Key verse:
Genesis 1:27 (KJV) - "So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."


What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)


Why is this lesson—God Creates People—so important? Because that's Us! Without that part of creation, we wouldn't be here to study this lesson. That alone is enough to give praise and glory to God.

God created people and placed them in a paradise with all that was needed to survive. He gave them food (Genesis 1:29), and they were given dominion over all other living creatures on earth (Genesis 1:26).

Some people say we have evolved as a society since those first people were placed on earth. They say there has been much progress. We have airplanes which can travel faster than the speed of sound; we use satellite communications as a commonplace electronic tool; we have sent people to the moon. But we are still failing where it counts the most. We are still sinning, and, in fact, we are still committing the same sins we committed thousands of years ago.

Rather than rejoicing and being grateful every day for the blessings given to us, we still find it impossible to exist without being disobedient. Despite all of our progress as a society from generation to generation, we have not evolved away from sin.

Even with all our shortcomings, our lesson for today teaches us there was, and is, a purpose for placing people on earth. Placing mankind on earth is a part of God's creation—a creation which is for His glory (Romans 11:36).

The magnificent sight of the stars in the heavens on a clear night reveals and displays the enormity the glory of God (Psalm 19:1); not merely that the stars exist, but that they came from His creation. His glory rests in the splendor, magnificence and beauty that emanates form all that He is. It is the brilliance of his majesty.

The creation of humankind is likewise intended for the glory of God. The creation of a human being, with all of the complicated internal processes is incredible enough by itself, for Him to be glorified. But it doesn't stop there. It's not merely that we exist, but also it is for the good which is supposed to come from us which will give glory to its source—God.

When we show mercy, compassion, humility, love, and other such godly qualities, this is showing the glory of God through us. This is showing the magnificence and splendor of God because these are the attributes He wants to be known for. That's why we say all good things come from God (James 1:17).

So, if we are here for the glory of God, our actions should express that. That is what Matthew 5:16 (KJV) says: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

Mankind was created in the likeness of God (Genesis 1:26 KJV) and people were given the ability to think, reason, and choose. People were given the elements of morality and spirituality, and the ability to commune with God.

Even though we were created in the likeness of God, we are not duplicates of Him. First of all, our bodies are flesh and bone as compared to God who exists as spirit (John 4:24). We exist with human frailties and shortcomings. Otherwise, we would never sin.

We were made to have freedom of choice: to obey or not to obey. Resisting worldly temptations is a constant struggle for all Christians and we find ourselves at times giving in to temptations and being disobedient.

We are imperfect and dependent beings. Because of His omniscient nature, God knew humans would sin when he created them. He knows all about us (Psalm 139:2-3) and He knows what our future holds (Isaiah 46:10).

If the world had no sin, God's wrath would not be needed. Without His wrath, there would be no need for His mercy and forgiveness. Therefore, our sinfulness is included in His plan for redemption and salvation of us.

Because we are all sinners (Romans 3:23) and imperfect beings, we were created needing God's guidance, mercy, and grace in order to bring glory to Him. This was true for the first humans and is true today. When we know that we really need someone, we are recognizing their importance in our life. To that end, our very existence is dependent on God. Without His grace, we would have no water to drink, no food to eat, and no air to breathe.

His omniscient control hovers above humankind and provides a path to where He wants us to go. Placing people on the earth (Genesis 2:7) in a paradise was the first step onto that path. In the end, this path will lead us back to paradise, and we will have eternal life with the Lord (Rev. 21:3-4). Regardless of our disobedience, God's purpose will be accomplished, to the glory of His name (Psalm 86:9).

All people placed on earth from the beginning until now have been disobedient in one way or another. Overcoming the temptation to sin is a lifelong struggle for all Christians. None of us are righteous and sin-free and we cannot earn salvation on our own.

But for His glory, He has given us a way so that we can be presented faultless before Him. That way is Jesus Christ. He has also given us a guide and companion—the Holy Spirit—to help in our struggle with sin.

People were created and placed on earth by God for His glory. We are grateful to Him and magnify His name for saving us from our own sinfulness. His Son, Jesus Christ, was sacrificed on the cross for the Glory of God, and the salvation of humankind. Because of this, people will be able to live in a paradise with Him for eternity.

The destiny God ordained for us when He placed the first people on Earth is summarized in the following verse:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 KJV).


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 Genesis 1:14-25 ; 2:4-7

The key verses: Genesis 1:27 (NLT)- "So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."








September 23 – God Creates the Family


Bible Lesson:
Genesis 2:18-24 (KJV) ; Genesis 4:1-2 (KJV)


Key verse:
Genesis 2:24 (KJV) - "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."


What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)


For the first time in God's creation, He said something was not good. He said it was not good for the man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). After the wild animals and birds were created, and Adam had given them all names, there was still no suitable helper for him (Genesis 2:20 NIV). There was no companion who could commune with Adam on the level God desired.

Heretofore, all other living breathing things had been formed out of ground (Genesis 2:19, Genesis 2:7). But this time, God created Adam's helper out of part of Adam himself (Genesis 2:21). We could say his wife would complete him since she was part of him: "They shall be of one flesh" (Genesis 2:24 KJV).

God facilitated the first marriage; the union of Adam and Eve—the first two humans on earth. The Lord knew Adam and Eve would sin, because He is omniscient. But even this fact still was made to be for His ultimate glory.

In order for Adam and Eve to continue to live in paradise, they had to be obedient. But they did not remain sin-free and violated the one commandment God gave to them: to not eat from the forbidden tree (Genesis 3:17). God could have killed them on the spot, but instead, He was merciful and gave them a different path to follow; a more difficult path. They will be a family and will have the responsibilities associated with rasing children (Genesis 4:1-2 NASB) and making a living from working the soil (Genesis 3:17).

We are also faced with a choice: to live in a way to obtain paradise—Heaven—or be sent to the opposite existence—Hell. We cannot obtain Heaven strictly on our own because we will sin and always fall short of God's standard (Romans 3:23 NIV). We need God to defeat sin. His ultimate path given to humanity is how sin is defeated for all time.

God's ultimate plan was to sacrifice His Son Jesus for the sins of mankind and to establish a new covenant between Him and the people. The crucifixion is a selfless act which brought glory to God. The only path to salvation and eternal life is through the grace of God and the blood of His Son Jesus. God took a people who have sinned for thousands of years and, through His love for us, brought salvation and eternal life. Only He could have done this and this fact is how humankind's sinfulness was made to be for the glory of God.


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 Genesis 2:18-24 ; 4:1-2

The key verses: Genesis 1:27 (NLT)- "This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one."








September 30 – God Creates, Humans Sin
Alternate Title – God Confronts Sin


Bible Lesson:
Genesis 3:8-17, 20-24 (KJV)


Key verse:
Genesis 3:23 (KJV) - "Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken."


What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

When we sin, we can try to blame it on someone else, but in the overwhelming majority of cases, the fault is our own. We can try to blame someone else or some circumstance for provoking or enticing us to do something wrong, but in the end, we are responsible for our own actions. Just because a friend has gotten money by lying on an application doesn't make it right for us to do the same, regardless of how easy it is. Just because we are low on money does not justify shoplifting. An argument with our spouse does not justify an affair.

Of course, all situations are not as straightforward as the ones described above, but the one thing we should realize is, when we sin, there should be enough God in us so that we conclude to ourselves and to the Lord, that we have sinned.

Our lesson for today is about the first human sin. If it was not such a serious matter, it would almost seem comical when Adam and Eve both tried to shift the blame from themselves for eating the forbidden fruit. Adam pointed the finger of blame at Eve because she had given him the fruit. By implication, he also seems to give some blame to God for giving him the woman in the first place. Adam said, "It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it" (Genesis 3:12).

When God asked the woman about the sin, she pointed the finger of blame at the serpent who had convinced her to eat the fruit. She replied, "The serpent deceived me. That's why I ate it" (Genesis 3:13). Neither Adam or Eve confessed that the blame for their sin was theirs only. Neither one said they were sorry. Neither one asked for forgiveness.

We know God is omniscient, and therefore surely knew beforehand that Adam and Eve would sin. He could have killed them on the spot, but He had other plans for humanity. With that sin, humankind had taken the first step on a path to redemption and salvation. If the world had no sin, God's wrath would not be needed. Without His wrath, there would be no need for His mercy and forgiveness.

Therefore, our sinfulness is included in His plan for redemption and salvation of us which is realized through Jesus Christ. Humankind started in a paradise and has been given an opportunity to end in a paradise, by the grace of God and through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.

God took a people who have sinned for thousands of years and, through His love for us, brought salvation and eternal life. Only He could have done this and this fact is how humankind's sinfulness was made to be for the glory of God.

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 Genesis 3:8-17, 20-24

The key verses: Genesis 3:23 (NLT)- "So the LORD God banished them from the Garden of Eden, and he sent Adam out to cultivate the ground from which he had been made."








October 7 – Noah's Steadfast Faith
Alternate Title – The Righteousness of Noah


Bible Lesson:
Genesis 6:9b-22 (KJV)


Key verse:
Genesis 6:22 (KJV) - "Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he. "


What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:

(Pop-up references come from The New Living Translation courtesy of Reftagger.com)

God could have made people without the freedom of choice to obey or not to obey Him. But, instead, He gave them freedom of choice, which allowed the first people, Adam and Eve, to sin, since that is what they decided to do. The same was true of the people during Noah's time.

Unfortunately, there came a time that sin had become so prevalent that this evil corruption (Genesis 6:12) led God to regret having created humankind and placing them on earth (Genesis 6:6). There was, however, one man called Noah who was righteous in God's sight. So God decided to destroy all of humankind with the exception of Noah, his family, and male and female representatives of the animals and birds.

The destruction was to be accomplished by a great flood which would destroy all other living things that breathe (Genesis 6:17). To keep all that which God wanted to keep alive, Noah was instructed to build a large boat with no way to get it to a large body of water.

No doubt, any people passing by might consider him as either a fool or someone out of his mind, to build such a large boat. From Noah's perspective, he must have had a tremendous level of faith in order to spend probably decades of years building a 450-foot boat that was 75 feet wide and 45 feet high (Genesis 6:14). He was saved by faith, based on things he had not seen.

There are questions about how he got so much wood, how old he was when he was working on the ark, and how long it took for the ark to be built. None of those questions are important compared to the main theme of Noah's command to build the ark.

The main theme is that Noah was told by God to do something and he did not complain about the difficulty or logic behind doing it. He did it regardless of how much effort it took on his part. He did it out of faith, knowing God has the power to make anything happen and surely He had the power to provide whatever Noah needs to carry out His command.


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 Genesis 6:9b-22

The key verses: Genesis 6:22 (NLT)- "So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him."








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