Sunday School Lessons
Mrs. Daisy B. Scott - Superintendent
(Updated September 20, 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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September 4 – The Peaceful Kingdom
Alternate Title – The Kingdom Of Peace

Bible Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-9 ; key verse: Isaiah 11:9 (NLT)

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

This Scripture points to the second coming of Christ. He will reign on earth for a thousand years—His millennial kingdom. There will be no hostilities, hatred or animosity. Isaiah 11:6 indicated this peaceful existence with examples of animals living in harmony with each other; ordinarily they would have a predator-prey, or otherwise disharmonious relationship. The kingdom will be a peaceful one, free of all those who would hurt or destroy (Isaiah 11:9). During this time, Satan will not be allowed to function and deceive humanity (Revelation 20:3). It will be a peaceful kingdom.

Note: The Second Coming is different from the Rapture. The Rapture is when Christ will remove the believers from earth into glory (Matt 24:40-41). Afterwards, there will be a period of terrible tribulation for those who remain (Rev 3:10). After the Great Tribulation will be the second coming of Christ and the establishment of His kingdom.

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 11:1-9 ; the key verse is Isaiah 11:9.



September 11 – The Mountain of God

Bible Lesson: Isaiah 25:6-10A ; key verse: Isaiah 25:8 (NLT)

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

The lesson Scripture makes reference to the gracious invitation for salvation offered by the Lord; offered to all the world. The great banquet in Jerusalem is a symbol of the celebratory and rich nature of this promise from God (Isaiah 25:6). Part of the 9th verse— "Let us rejoice in the salvation He brings!"— proclaims the blessing of this gift (Isaiah 25:9). The One who brought this salvation was Jesus Christ. The offer of it to the world was realized through the sacrifice He made on the cross.

Through Christ, death will be defeated—"He will swallow up death forever." (Isaiah 25:8). In the New Testament, Paul makes reference to this in 1 Corinthians 15:54 when he said our mortal bodies will be transformed into immortal bodies and “Death is swallowed up in victory".

Isaiah is referring to the last days, the days of the Messiah, when His kingdom should be set up in the world. In Isaiah 2:3— "Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, ... For the Lord's teaching will go out from Zion; His word will go out from Jerusalem." This may not refer to an actual physical geographical city which now exist, but could refer to the "new Jerusalem" described in Revelations. Rev 21:10 — "So he took me in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and he showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God". Rev 21:2 — "And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband."

Discussion of the mountain of God gives us reason to look to the future with hope and anticipation of the salvation promised to us by Him; through His Son Jesus Christ. There will be no death or hostilities—it will be a time of peace. It will be a time for believers to rejoice, for we trusted the Lord and He did not forsake us (Isaiah 25:9).

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 25:6-10A ; the key verse is Isaiah 25:8.



September 18 – Foundations of the Earth
Alternate Title – The Foundations Of The Earth

Bible Lesson: Isaiah 40:21-31 ; key verse: Isaiah 40:28 (NLT)

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

As we read the reference Scripture, it might occur to us another title for the lesson could be, "Who is God?" However, it should occur to us also that we cannot define His infinite nature as we could something which has a finite scope or boundary. What Isaiah has done in this Scripture is to give us a sense of the majesty and magnitude of God, in terms we may be able to understand; in terms of the Lord's attributes and traits.

God was there before the world began (Isaiah 40:21) and created not only the earth (Isaiah 40:28) but all the stars (Isaiah 40:26). From our perspective, this means He created the universe and all that is in it. He is the one who sits in judgment of all people, including those who have earthly power and prestige (Isaiah 40:23)—His authority is limitless. Compared to His immense nature of power and control, we are but mere insects (Isaiah 40:22). There is no one who is His equal (Isaiah 40:25). Through Him is the beginning and the basis for all in existence: the foundation of the earth and the universe.

Now, referring again to the reference scripture, let us consider a different title for the lesson. Let us consider, "What Foundation Do I Want for My House?" Even though the nursery rhyme of the Three Little Pigs (originally composed by James Orchard Halliwell) is about the structure of three houses, and not specifically about the foundation, it is still a good place to begin.

We all remember the story. Two pigs built their houses quickly with flimsy materials one day (one with straw and one with sticks) and they spent the rest of the day dancing and having fun. But the third pig worked hard all day and built his house strong with bricks. When a big bad wolf happened by and spotted the two pigs dancing and having fun, he thought what a nice meal they would make. They ran to their houses of straw and sticks. He blew down the house of straw and the little pig ran to the house of sticks where the second pig was, but the wolf blew it down also. The two pigs then ran to the house of the third pig which was made of bricks. The wolf huffed and puffed and blew as hard as he could, but that house did not fall.

If we look at this story from a Christian perspective, we can readily see the big bad wolf is Satan and the houses represent our lives. He is constantly trying to destroy our life, and has done so with many lives which were based only on fun and frivolity. But, how do we build our life to be strong? We base it on the strongest possible building block with the strongest possible foundation—the word of the Lord our God. Jesus said, "Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse because it is built on bedrock." (Matthew 7:24-25).

The last verse in our Scripture for today—Isaiah 40:31, KJV—is one which is often quoted and often used as a basis for courage in the face of hardship. It is a poetic expression of the hope and strength we seek through the power of God: "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

So, when the problems of life come in torrents and Satan attacks us constantly, what foundation do we want for our house (our life)? We want a house (a life) built on the rock of our salvation—our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We want a house (a life) built with God's building blocks—His word. Today the good news is, as long as we are living and in our right mind, it's not too late to start using that foundation and that house. The door is open. But, one day, the door to that house will be closed, either by our death, or by God's declaration. Make sure you are inside that house before it's too late.

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 40:21-31 ; the key verse is Isaiah 40:28.



September 25 – Everlasting Covenant
Alternate Title – The Everlasting Covenant

Bible Lesson: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 ; key verse: Isaiah 61:8 (NLT)

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

The reference Scripture is one of promise, expectation, and salvation. It points to a future time of oppression of God's people but also to a subsequent time of revival and joy when a crown of beauty will replace ashes (ashes on someone's head signified morning) Isaiah 61:3. It points to a new everlasting covenant which will be established between the Lord and His people (Isaiah 61:8).

It foreshadows the coming of the Messiah-Jesus-around 700 years in the future. Part of the reference Scripture was read by Christ while in a synagogue in His hometown of Nazareth. He read the Scripture from Isaiah 61:1-2 and applied it to Himself when He said, "The Scripture you've just heard has been fulfilled this very day!" (Luke 4:21). In effect, as the Messiah, He was announcing that He was the fulfillment of the Scripture He has just read (Luke 4:18-19).

Some other words in our reference Scripture may be viewed as being fulfilled by Christ. As an example, in Isaiah 61:10 is, "...For He has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness." Jesus brought salvation to the world through His blood of sacrifice on the cross. This established a new everlasting covenant with believers.

As a confirmation of this, Jesus said, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you" (Luke 22:20, NIV). The New Living Translation of this verse is very direct: "This cup is the new covenant between God and his people--an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you" (Luke 22:20). In Hebrews 13:20 we find another reference to the everlasting (eternal) covenant: "... who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood."

As believers, we are living under this eternal (everlasting) covenant in which there is the promise of salvation and eternal life through Christ.

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 61:1-4, 8-11; the key verse is Isaiah 61:8.



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)

The synopsis of this lesson will be posted on or berfore Friday, September 23, 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 3:1-6 & Matthew 7:24-29. The key verse is Hebrews 3:3.



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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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