Sunday School Lessons
Mrs. Daisy B. Scott - Superintendent
(Updated December 5, 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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December 4 – God Promises a Savior
Alternate Title – The Promise of A Saviour

Bible Lesson: Luke 1:26-38 (KJV)

Key verse: Luke 1:31 (NLT) - "You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus."

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

The reference Scripture was written about 60 years after the birth of the Messiah—our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It describes how the angel Gabriel revealed to Mary how she will be the earthly mother of the Messiah. Luke was not present during the earthly ministry of Jesus, but set out to write a careful accounting (Luke 1:3-4) from before the birth through the ascension.

The book of Isaiah (written about 700 years before the birth) is one of the books in the Bible in which the coming of the Messiah (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6) is foretold. It also points to the final conclusion in which Jesus will reign over all, for eternity (Isaiah 9:7). This will be a time in which there will be no death or sorrow, crying or pain (Rev. 21:4). All of this makes the reference Scripture from Luke very important to us. It provides a narrative of events leading up to the fulfillment of the promised arrival of the Messiah. It is recorded so that we may understand and believe what God wants us to know.

This narrative of events is written from Mary's perspective, whereas Joseph's perspective is covered in the gospel of Matthew. The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her two miraculous things were about to take place. First, she would give birth to a son even though she is a virgin (Luke 1:31). This son will be called the Son of the Most High and He will reign over Israel in a kingdom which will never end (Luke 1:32-33). Secondly, he told her that her relative Elizabeth will give birth, in her old age, to a son, and she was already 6 months pregnant (Luke 1:36). This was told to her in a way which pronounces and confirms all things are possible through God (Luke 1:37)—implying, also a virgin birth through the power of the Holy Spirit is very possible through the Lord.

Mary submitted herself to the Lord's will without any further question and pronounced she was the Lord's servant; ending with the declaration, "May everything you have said about me come true." - Luke 1:38. So should we declare all things are possible through our Lord and His will forever reigns.

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 Luke 1:26-38. The key verse: Luke 1:31 - "You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus."




December 11 – The Affirmation of the Promise
Alternate Title – The Promise Affirmed

Bible Lesson: Luke 1:39-56 (KJV)

Key verse: Luke 1:31 (NIV) - "And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior."

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

When Mary entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth, the baby leaped in Elizabeth's womb and she was filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:41). Both women had faith that Mary's child would be the Messiah, and Elizabeth was honored to receive such a favored woman in her home (Luke 1:42-43). The Bible does not indicate she had any prior knowledge that Mary was expecting a child and so the events indicate Elizabeth's response may have been a revelation.

It is reasonable to deduce Mary did not have any physical indication of pregnancy, since she did not waste much time before hurrying to visit Elizabeth after the angel left (Luke 1:39-40). Therefore, we can reasonably speculate that only a few days elapsed before she started her trip. Faith was Mary's basis concerning the pregnancy; the fact the baby would be a son; the son to be the Messiah.

The much older Elizabeth honored Mary by saying how blessed she was to have faith the Lord would fulfill his promises to her (Luke 1:45). We don't know how old Mary was, but biblical historians believe she was probably a teenager. Mary responded with the first of the three songs of praise in the birth narrative. She responded with praise and joy on being selected for this honor (Luke 1:46-47).

Mary was selected by God to serve Him in a special way. Like her, we all have been selected by God to serve a purpose. We are to spread the Good News of the salvation Jesus brought and to help advance the Lord's kingdom on earth. As Mary did, we should rejoice in being able to serve an important purpose for the creator 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 Luke 1:39-56. The key verse: Luke 1:46-47 (NIV) - "And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior."




December 18 – The Forerunner of the Savior

Bible Lesson: Luke 1:8-20 (KJV)

Key verse: Luke 1:13-14 (NASB) - "But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall give him the name John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice at his birth."

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

The forerunner of Jesus was John the Baptist; born to the priest Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth. The birth—foretold by the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:13)—would be a miraculous event since Zechariah and Elizabeth were both old and having a baby was unlikely under normal conditions (Luke 1:36). John the Baptist would be a prophet who would prepare the people for the coming of the Lord.

When the angel told Zechariah of the expected birth of a son—one whose service to God will be important and unique (Luke 1:16-17)—he responded with doubt by saying, "How can I be sure this will happen?"- Luke 1:18. This response of doubt—showing lack of faith from a priest who had dedicated his life to the service of God—was not well received by the angel Gabriel. Zechariah should have responded immediately with joy and confidence that he would have a son who would serve the Lord in such an important way, as described by the angel.

His response to what God's messenger told him should have been one of faith, but it wasn't. By contrast, Mary's response to Gabriel's declaration that she would give virgin birth to the "Son of the Most High," was that of faith and joy: "I am the Lord's servant. May everything you have said about me come true." - Luke 1:38. As a result of his lack of immediate and joyous faith, the angel declared Zechariah would not be able to speak again until the baby was born (Luke 1:20).

The importance of faith in the Lord's word and promises is emphasized throughout the Bible, just as in this case concerning the priest Zechariah. It was lack of faith which resulted in the Israelites having to spend 40 years in the wilderness going from place to place when the trip should have only take a few days. On the other hand, it was faith and confidence in God's word which caused the walls of Jericho to fall, on their own, after the Israelites followed God's instructions without doubt. Faith is the basis for our religion and our reference text emphasizes how we should always be reminded nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:38, 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 Luke 1:39-56. The key verse: Luke 1:13-14 (NLT) - "But the angel said, "Don't be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer. Your wife, Elizabeth, will give you a son, and you are to name him John. You will have great joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth."




December 25 – The Savior Has Arrived
Alternate Title – The Saviour's Birth (Christmas)

Bible Lesson: Luke 2:8-20 (KJV)

Key verse: Luke 2:11 (KJV) - "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

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, December 8, 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 Luke 2:8-20. The key verse: Luke 2:11 (NASB) - "For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord "



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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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