Sunday School

Christian Education Department  Summer 2017: God’s Urgent Call  Unit 3: Calls in the New Testament

“One size fits all” does not apply to how God calls people to serve him—or for that matter, to how people respond to his call. Both are illustrated time and again in this series on “God’s Urgent Call.”

Our third unit draws from the book of Acts and illustrates the more general nature of God’s call. These four lessons focus attention on what Christians are called to do in presenting Jesus to a broken world. At times we may wish for a call that is just as direct or intense as those in the Bible. However, Christians from all centuries have all been called to make a difference in whatever sphere of influence they live or work. Every follower of Jesus can, by his or her lifestyle, witness, break down barriers, preach, and demonstrate the inclusive nature of the gospel (the themes for lessons 10, 11, 12, 13). The means of delivering the gospel is not  a one size fits all since we are gifted differently.

At times we may wish for a call that is just as direct or intense as those in the Bible.

Even so, we must remember that we speak for a Savior whose message does indeed fit all, for he died for the sins of everyone. May our lives be a faithful testimony through which the call of that Savior to a lost world is clearly and lovingly heard.

Lesson 1    Called to Witness    Acts 6: 1-8 NIV
Lesson 2    Called to Break Down Barriers    Acts 8: 26-39 NIV
Lesson 3    Called to Preach    Acts 9: 10-20 NIV
Lesson 4    Call to Be Inclusive    Acts 10: 19-33 NIV