Sunday School Lessons
Mrs. Daisy B. Scott - Superintendent
(Updated September 1, 2015)

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 NewLivingTranslation.com site where the Scripture will be displayed in the plain English of the NLT Bible.


September 6 – Praying for Boldness
Alternate Title – Be Bold

Bible Lesson: Acts 4:23-31 

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

Background: The events in our reference scripture occurred after Jesus' ascension to heaven and after the Day of Pentecost. Peter and John came across a lame beggar at the Temple, and Peter healed him in the name of Jesus (Acts 3:7-8, 3:16). Peter took the opportunity of that miracle to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to the crowd. He taught that there would be resurrection of the dead through Jesus. Because of this, they were arrested (Acts 4:3). Many people were converted that day - especially because of the miracle (Acts 4:4).

Lesson: Peter and John were brought before - and questioned by - a council of religious rulers, elders, and teachers. Peter, being filled with the Holy Spirit, took that opportunity to boldly preach, even to them, about power through Jesus Christ (Acts 4:10). We can only imagine how shocked these Jewish leaders were to have someone preach to them in this manner (Acts 4:13). But, since the healed man was standing before them, they could not deny he had been healed (Acts 4:14).

Because so many people were praising God as a result of the miracle (Acts 4:22), the leaders did not know how to punish them without causing a riot (Acts 4:21). So they let them go while warning them to not speak of Jesus again. But, Peter and John replied boldly that they would not stop (Acts 4:19). Considering the punishment and death Jesus had experience, some people might have called themselves lucky to have escaped with their lives and then stopped preaching about Jesus (at least in the Temple area). Instead, Peter and John, and the other believers chose to pray to God and ask for great boldness to continue to preach in the name of Jesus (Acts 4:29-30).

The Holy Spirit is an enabler and He indwells all believers, as Jesus promised (John 14:17). Through Him, we can be enabled and empowered to act and speak with boldness in the name of Jesus, just as Peter and John did (Acts 4:8). We can contribute to the kingdom of God on earth by doing things, through bold confidence, of which we may not have previously considered doing. No doubt, many of us have heard ministers and pastors give the testimony of faith which gave them the confidence to preach. Even the writer of this synopsis can testify that 10 years ago he did not think he would be writing this weekly Sunday school lesson synopsis or would have also written a book on the Holy Spirit.

Even if you do not have the gift of preaching or teaching the gospel, you still have some spiritual gift ... all believers do. Our spiritual gifts come from God through the Holy Spirit, and those gifts should be used to help each other and to advance the kingdom of God on earth (1 Cor 12:7-11). Your gift may be one of wisdom, leadership, faith, mercy, service, being a pastor, evangelism, hospitality, missionary, or any one of many other gifts the Holy Spirit could bless you with. If you don't know what your gift is, do a simple search on the Internet for: Spiritual gift test and take the test. Regardless of how old you are, everything we do has to have a beginning. So, regardless if you are young, middle aged, or old, its not too early or late to start.

Just as Peter and John did, we should all pray to God and ask Him to give us the boldness necessary to use the gifts He has already given us. By doing this, we are helping to proclaim and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and advance the kingdom of God on the earth.


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 Acts 4:23-31 . When you get to the New Living Translation web site, scroll down the page a short distance to find the Scripture.




September 13 – Sharing with Sincerity
Alternate Title – Be Generous

Bible Lesson: Acts 4:34-37 ; 5:1-10 

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

In our reference scripture, we can see in the 1st century Christian church, the members took sharing with each other very seriously. This was a time when Christians could be persecuted for their beliefs. This persecution could be discrimination or even death. Therefore, if they didn't help each other out financially, there would be even greater suffering.

We don't know for sure that every Christian who owned land or a house sold the property and gave the proceeds to the Apostles to distribute to the needy (Acts 4:34, NIV). But the fact that any of them were that generous and dedicated is something to which we can all aspire. It demonstates an attitude worthy of true worship of Christ.

In the book of Matthew, when a wealthy man told Jesus he was keeping the commandments and asked what else he could do to be perfect, Jesus said to sell everything he had and give it to the poor (Matt 19:21). The man went away grieving because he had much property (Matt 19:22). The implication here is he couldn't bring himself to the point where he was willing to give up everything for the Lord.

Today, while we are not asked to sell our property or house to benefit the church, we are asked to be generous in our giving. Unfortunately, many of us have a hard time parting with what we consider our own property ... and forgetting everything really belongs to God. We live at His pleasure; when He says our life will end on earth, that is what will happen regardless of our importance and status in the 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 Acts 4:34-37  ; 5:1-10 .  When you get to the New Living Translation web site, scroll down the page a short distance to find the Scripture.




September 20 – Speaking Up for God
Alternate Title – Speak Out

Bible Lesson: Acts 5:27-29, 33-42 

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

The apostles were going about their work of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and more and more people became believers (Acts 5:14). Sick people were brought out into the streets so that Peter's shadow might fall on them as he went by (Acts 5:15). Those sick and those possessed by evil spirits were healed (Acts 5:16). This growing movement was especially upsetting to the Sadducees, who did not believe in life after death. The apostles were arrested and thrown into jail, but an angel came by at night and released them and told them to go to the Temple and give the people the message of life (Acts 5:20).

The next day, the high council convened to question the apostles, but the jail was empty even though the gates were still closed and the guards still standing outside (Acts 5:23). They were told the apostles were at the Temple preaching about Jesus: the one thing they had been told not to do, and thrown into jail for. When the apostles were brought into the council meeting, and asked why they were still preaching in Jesus' name, Peter said they must obey God rather than human authority (Acts 5:29). So the council had them flogged and they were once again warned to never again speak in the name of Jesus. The logic used by the council to release them was that if the movement was not of God, it would fizzle out like others had done in the past (Acts 5:38-39). Using the council's own logic, we can safely say, 2000 years later, this Christian movement is from God!

In the United States, we take the right and privilege of spreading the Good News about Christ for granted. However, in some countries, there have recently been people who were killed just for being a Christian. It was under this type danger that the apostles dared to preach in the name of Jesus. Not only should we take advantage of our rights and testify about Christ, we should also thank God often that we live in a country which has such rights.

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 Acts 5:27-29, 33-42. When you get to the New Living Translation web site, scroll down the page a short distance to find the Scripture.





September 27 – Standing Firm Against Opposition
Alternate Title – Stand Firm

Bible Lesson: Acts 7:2-4, 8-10, 17, 33, 34, 45-47, 52, 53 

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

The synopsis for this lesson will be posted on or before Thursday, September 3, 2915.

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 Acts 7:2-4, 8-10, 17, 33, 34, 45-47, 52, 53. When you get to the New Living Translation web site, scroll down the page a short distance to find the Scripture.


For access to all chapters of the King James Version Bible in audio and visual formats, visit
the Audio-Bible.com web site.

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 Wryer 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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