Sunday School Lessons
Mrs. Daisy B. Scott - Superintendent
(Updated June 29, 2017)

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

The lesson segments include a synopsis of the lesson and a link to 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 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.


July 2 – Moses
Alternate Title – Moses and The Burning Bush

Bible Lesson: Exodus 3:1-12 (KJV)

Key verses: Exodus 3: 9-10 KJV - "Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
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It's hard to imagine the Oscar winning movie "The Ten Commandments," starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner, is over 60 years old. Even though it was first shown back in 1956, it is still broadcasted on TV from time to time and is still available for purchase. When one watches this movie, it is apparent how God's use of Moses dramatically changed the future of the Israelites and revealed the laws by which the people should live.

We can safely say that Moses was one of the most important central figures in the Old Testament. The Lord interacted with Moses and acted through him to achieve many of his desires. God's calling of Moses started at the burning bush - which exhibited fire but did not burn up (Exodus 3:2).

He instructed Moses to go to Egypt and lead the people of Israel out of captivity. Moses did not think he was capable or worthy of such a task (Exodus 3:10). In reality, Moses would discover his abilities were not the issue. When God declared that He would be with him (Exodus 3:12), the worthiness of Moses, in actuality, was of little concern. For if God is with us, who can ever be against us (Romans 8:31).

It was fortunate for Moses that God spoke directly to him in order to address his concerns and insecurities. This is because Moses did not appear to be personally ready to accept this enormous task on faith alone (Exodus 3:11). As in the story of Gideon, Moses needed some assurances from God before carrying out His instructions.

God may not speak to us in the physical manner of which He used to speak to Moses, but He does speak to us all the time through His word and through the Holy Spirit. It is our choice whether or not to live our life as God wants us to. The life of Moses teaches us when we do what God wants, all things are possible through Him.

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 Exodus 3:1-12.

The key verses: Exodus 3:9-10 NLT - "Look! The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them. Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt."

July 9 – Isaiah
Alternate Title – Isaiah In The Temple

Bible Lesson: Isaiah 6:1-8 (KJV)

Key verse: Isaiah 6:8 KJV - "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
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Isaiah is one of the most celebrated prophets in the Bible and some of his poetic Scripture is not only inspiring, but also insightful and meaningful; Isaiah 40:31 and 6:8 as examples. He prophesied not only about the Israel nation and other nations, but also about the coming of Christ. When it comes to the impact of his words on us, the Book of Isaiah also contains much which apply to Christians on a personal level.

In his vision, Isaiah felt unworthy to be in the presence of the Lord because he had sinned and lived among those who had also sinned (Isaiah 6:5). The key verse (Isaiah 6:8) depicts Isaiah's voluntary and spontaneous commitment to a lifetime of ministry after he was cleansed of guilt and forgiven of his sins through the grace of God (Isaiah 6:7). When it comes to doing the Lord's work, five words contained in that 6:8 verse exemplifies the correct attitude to which we should aspire: "Here am I; send me."

When we become Christians and are saved and "born again" spiritually, we are cleansed of guilt and forgiven of our sins through the grace of God—just as was Isaiah in his vision. Then, through the sacrifice of Christ, we are presented faultless to His glory (Jude 1:24 KJV). Because we love God, we should show our gratitude for this forgiveness and salvation by using our gifts and abilities for His service. Our attitude should be: "Here am I; send me."

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 Isaiah 6:1-8 .

The key verse: Isaiah 6:8 NLT - Then I heard the Lord asking, "Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?" I said, "Here I am. Send me."

July 16 – Jeremiah
Alternate Title – Jeremiah's Call and Commission

Bible Lesson: Jeremiah 1:4-10 (KJV)

Key verse: Jeremiah 1:8 KJV - "Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
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Jeremiah is one of the major prophets in the Old Testament—becoming a prophet at one of the youngest ages of all the prophets. He is believed to have been a teenager when he was called to the ministry. In fact, Jeremiah used his young age as a possible reason for him not accepting God's calling (Jeremiah 1:6) which, of course, was not sufficient of an excuse since God knew him even before he was born and has set him aside to be a prophet (Jeremiah 1:5).

There are some people who seem to be experts at avoiding responsibility. They are able to quickly think of all manner of reasons why they shouldn't be in charge of a project, task or undertaking. A friend of mine told me once, the reason he went to so many meetings wasn't that he was so dedicated, but rather so that he could personally insure he wouldn't be assigned some major task in his absence.

Our previous study of Gideon revealed some of reasons why he considered himself as a bad choice for leading an attack on the Midianites (Judges 6:15). Even Moses cited several reasons why he was not a good choice to oppose Pharaoh and lead the Israelites out of bondage (Exodus 3:11, 4:10, 4:13).

Perhaps these excuses would have been better taken if presented to ordinary people ... but not to God. This is because the Lord is in control of what will or will not happen. He already knows our strengths and shortcomings and no excuse will be a surprise to Him.

As it was with Gideon (Judges 6:16), and Moses (Exodus 3:12), God declared to Jeremiah He would be with him (Jeremiah 1:8). If the Lord is with you, there is no one you need fear (Romans 8:31). When God says He will be with you, no further discussion is needed about whether or not you are "up to the task." The NLT version of Ezekiel 12:25 says, "For I am the LORD! If I say it, it will happen."

Wouldn't it be great if the next time we have an opportunity to be of service to God through some ministry, event, or activity, we took a positive attitude? Rather that searching for reasons why we are not the best choice, let us search for reasons why we are definitely the best choice and declare we would be honored to be of service to the Lord in this new capacity.

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 Isaiah 6:1-8 .

The key verse: Jeremiah 1:8 NLT - "And don't be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the LORD, have spoken!"

July 23 – Ezekiel
Alternate Title – The Call of Ezekiel

Bible Lesson: Ezekiel 3:1-11 (KJV)

Key verses: Ezekiel 3:10-11 KJV - "Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear."

What we shall learn from the lesson Scripture:
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From the opening verses of the Book of Ezekiel, it is clear that Ezekiel was a priest (Ezekiel 1:3) who was included in the Israelite exiles from Judah who had been carried off to Babylon (Ezekiel 1:1). Therefore, at the time of his calling to be a prophet, Judah's territory was already in extreme jeopardy even though the main city of Jerusalem had not yet been destroyed.

Not only had Judah's territory been devastated by the Assyrian armies, it was subsequently now under the oppression of the Babylonians who has risen to power over the region. The people had disobeyed God and did many things not pleasing to Him. As a result, they were suffering from his judgment, as had been prophesied by Isaiah and other prophets.

Still, there was more judgment in store for them, and Ezekiel was commissioned by God to deliver that message to the exiles. The amount of judgment was great; symbolized by the fact that all of it would not fit on one side of the scroll. Both sides were used (Ezekiel 2:10).

First, God wanted Ezekiel to internalize all of the judgment so that he totally understood the contents and its importance (Ezekiel 3:1). This is similar to what any good teacher would do before presenting a subject to students. If the teacher doesn't totally understand the subject (and its importance), how can that teacher inspire others to correctly understand it and appreciate its value.

Ezekiel was commissioned to tell the people what God wanted them to know. In some respects, we are in a similar position as he was. It is our responsibility to internalize God's word so that we may correctly convey it to others. If we don't understand His word, how can we defend it from those who would seek to distort the Scriptures for their own benefit or just out of ignorance?

As an example, is someone chose to justify their actions of vengeance by quoting from the Bible, "Eye for eye and tooth for tooth," we must be able to counter this with Scripture about loving our enemies and forgiving them. In this case we would perhaps quote words from Jesus in Matthew 5:38-39 NIV and 5:43-44. But in order to do this, we must know and understand God's word ourselves just as Ezekiel needed to understand what God wanted him to convey to the people.

In fact, it was obviously important to God for Ezekiel to thoroughly understand and believe the words of judgment (Ezekiel 3:10-11). When a person believes in what he is saying, he is able to steadfastly present his case even to those who would oppose or ignore his message. God told Ezekiel to be prepared for this type of opposition because the people were so rebellious and stubborn (Ezekiel 3:7).

God said He would make him just as stubborn in presenting the judgment as they would be in opposing it (Ezekiel 3:8-9).

In studying this and other Sunday school lessons, we have an opportunity to take in and understand the word of God. Then we can correctly spread His word with confidence, as Ezekiel was prepared to do in today's lesson.

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 Ezekiel 3:1-10 .

The key verses: Ezekiel 3:10-11 NLT - "Then he added, "Son of man, let all my words sink deep into your own heart first. Listen to them carefully for yourself. Then go to your people in exile and say to them, This is what the Sovereign LORD says!' Do this whether they listen to you or not."

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