Ezra Lesson 1: “God Ordains Restoration”
Motivation: If you’ve already checked the curriculum, you know that this lesson is dated December 28; when we’re not scheduled to have LBS classes meet. Since the study of Ezra involves only two lessons, you may choose to teach this part on 12/21 and the second lesson on its scheduled date, 1/4/2015. However, if you choose to teach the Christmas story as suggested in the teachers’ materials on 12/21, you can find the material at www.hfbcbiblestudy.org under Lesson Previews/Luke, dated March 4 and 11, 2012. “Started is half finished,” so said the positive thinker. New opportunities are an exciting time in the life of a family, church or nation. Israel rejoices as she begins anew in the land. (Jer. 25:11-12)
Last Updated (Monday, 15 December 2014 17:54)
Esther Lesson 2: “God Provides Deliverance”
Lesson: Esther 4: 6-17Motivation: Once when walking out the door for visitation, I passed a church leader and automatically said, “Good luck on your visits.” He stopped dead in his tracks, looked me in the eye and said, “For a Christian, there’s no such thing as luck.” Besides learning to be more careful in my choice of greetings, I was also reminded that a Christian needs to be always mindful of God’s providence and plan. (Deut. 31:18; Ps. 118; Gen. 15:1; Heb. 13:5-6; Ps. 37:4)
Esther Lesson 1: “Deliverance is Needed”
Motivation: The historical account of Esther as Queen of Persia is one of the most engaging stories in the Bible. In the midst of the story, every believer should draw strength and trust in God caring providence for His children.
Last Updated (Monday, 24 November 2014 17:54)
Hebrews Lesson 13: “Live Out the Faith”
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Motivation: The Book of Hebrews comes to a powerful conclusion as the writer provides several closing exhortations: demonstrate hospitality (2), remember the prisoners (3), resist covetousness (5), obey church leaders (7, 16), resist false doctrine (9), give praise and thanks (15), pray for us (18), and mature in Christ (21).
Hebrews Lesson 12: “A New Kind of Community”
Motivation: At Houston’s First Baptist Church we aim to be a relevant, Biblical community. Relevance without a Biblical framework can easily turn to heresy. And a Biblical framework without a community based on agape love can devolve into a system of rules without relationships. So, what does this relevant, Biblical community look like? We get a glimpse in this week’s study.
Last Updated (Monday, 17 November 2014 06:33)