CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Christian Education Fall 2019:  Unit 2: Responses to God’s Faithfulness

Our times are marked by dramatic changes in how we relate to each other, both as individuals and as communities. The days of tight-knit neighborhoods are a distant memory in many parts of the world. Families transplant themselves cross-country. A single mouse-click can dissolve an online friendship. Marriages often don’t last. The new normal frequently comes at the price of loyalty and permanence, qualities the authors of the Scriptures might have referred to as “faithfulness.”

 

Faithfulness Demands Faithfulness
God unilaterally reveals himself as true, the God to whom we can take the risk of attaching our hopes. But the invitation requires that we begin to take steps to reciprocate that loyalty. Those steps don’t make us worthy of his faithfulness, but they show that we trust his faithfulness.
God’s expects his people to practice faithfulness in our relationships with him. Moses uses the metaphor of a contract between a king and his people to show what the give-and-take of a faithful relationship between God and his people looks like (Deuteronomy 4:1–8, 12, 13). Later, a fugitive prophet and a starving widow are brought together by God (1 Kings 17:8–16). Together they learn to demonstrate faithfulness to God.

Faithfulness Transforms Character
We can’t sustain faithfulness toward God on our own. The Old Testament witnesses to cycles of God’s people violating the terms of the covenant, God’s imposing judgment, people’s repentance, and restoration. The prophets longed for the day when God would equip his people with a new heart that would allow them to sustain a steadfast relationship with their God. The third unit in this quarter focuses on four New Testament accounts that show this prophecy coming to pass. Christlike character was being formed in his people. Paul tells the people to examine themselves to see whether this transformation was actually occurring (2 Corinthians 13:1–9). Meanwhile, Paul’s colleague Peter taught his congregations that a faithful relationship with God required holy living and goodness (2 Peter 1:1–15).
As we work through this quarter, may we be encouraged that our faithful God chooses to enter into a relationship with us that makes us more like him.

Lesson 6   OBEDIENT FAITH   DEUTERONOMY 4:1–8, 12, 13
People desire and appreciate faithfulness in all of their relationships. Deuteronomy 4 and 5 set forth obedience as God’s expectation of Israel in response to God’s faithful deliverance.

Lesson 7    ACTIVE FAITH   1 KINGS 17:8–16
When people are denied the necessities of life, they may give up hope. But faithful obedience in times of hardship comes with rewards from God. The widow of Zarephath faithfully ministered to God’s prophet, and she was miraculously provided for throughout the time of famine.

Lesson 8   HUMBLE FAITH   LUKE 7:1–10
People often have faith in others based on their good reputation. The centurion in Luke demonstrated his trust in Jesus’ ability to heal by telling him just to speak a word.

Lesson 9   GRATEFUL FAITH    LUKE 7:37–48
People often respond to forgiveness with loving acts. What can we do to show gratitude to those who forgive us? In Luke, the sinful woman showed her gratitude to Jesus by washing his feet with her tears and anointing him with expensive oil.

COMMUNITY BIBLE EXPERIENCE 

Reading Plan #1:   April 13 – June 8, 2016

For eight weeks, Second Baptist Church will journey through the Covenant History books of the Old Testament.  We will read 7-12 pages per day, five days per week (Monday-Friday) and share with each other through weekly small groups.  If you would like to receive daily emails with links to read and listen online, please sign up at http://cberesources.com/CH/.  If you did not turn in a registration card, they can be found in the slots near the parking lot entrance.

A Guide to The Books of Covenant History

Preface to The Books of The Bible

Invitation to The Covenant History

READING PLAN #1 
WEEK # Book(s) Pages Audio Links
Week 1 Genesis 1-45 Day 01      Day 02     Day 03
Week 2 Genesis 45-80 Day 04       Day 05
Week 3 Exodus 81-116 Day 06       Day 07       Day 08
Week 4 Exodus 116-139 Day 09      Day 10
Week 5 Leviticus 141-181 Day 11      Day 12       Day 13
Week 6 Numbers 183-225 Day 14      Day 15       Day 16
Week 7 Numbers, Deuteronomy 225-262 Day 17       Day 18
Week 8 Deuteronomy 262-296 Day 19      Day 20

 


 

Reading Plan #2:   Fall 2016

READING PLAN #2
WEEK # Book(s) Pages Audio Links
Week 1  Joshua 297-333 Day 21       Day 22
Week 2  Judges, Ruth 333-375 Day 23      Day 24       Day 25       Day 26
Week 3  Samuel – Kings 377-404 Day 27      Day 28
Week 4  Samuel – Kings  405-429 Day 29      Day 30
Week 5  Samuel – Kings 430-466 Day 31       Day 32       Day 33
Week 6  Samuel – Kings 466-490 Day 34       Day 35
Week 7  Samuel – Kings 490-525 Day 36       Day 37       Day 38
Week 8  Samuel – Kings 525-551 Day 39      Day 40

About This Recording

PRAYER
Father God, hallowed be Thy Name. As I begin this approach to the study of Your Word I pray that I will read and hear with an expectant mind and heart. Holy Spirit because I cannot understand the Word by myself, I ask that You guide me through this journey with a steady focus on what You would have me to receive. My desire is to know more about You, Father God, and to draw closer to You. Do not leave me in the dark I pray, but light my way by Your Spirit.
As You did through Jesus, I ask You to do the same for me. Give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You. Let the eyes of my understanding be enlightened, that I may know what is the hope of Your calling and what is the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of Your power to those of us who believe.
Open my understanding, Lord Jesus and purge me through Your Word, in the matchless Name of Jesus Christ, AMEN!

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Community Bible Experience New Testament Reading Plan

Note:  You will read approximately 12 pages a day, 5 days a week, for 8 weeks.

Week 1: Luke – Acts

Adult Lesson                            Adult Lesson (Audio)                       Kid’s Lesson (Audio)
Day 01 Luke-Acts                      Day 01 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 01 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 02 Luke-Acts                      Day 02 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 02 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 03 Luke-Acts                      Day 03 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 03 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 04 Luke-Acts                      Day 04 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 04 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 05 Luke-Acts                      Day 05 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 05 Luke-Acts Kids

 

Week 2: Luke – Acts, 1 – 2 Thessalonians

Adult Lesson                            Adult Lesson (Audio)                       Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 06 Luke-Acts                      Day 06 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 06 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 07 Luke-Acts                      Day 07 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 07 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 08 Luke-Acts                      Day 08 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 08 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 09 Luke-Acts                      Day 09 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 09 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 10 1-2 Thess                      Day 10 1-2 Thess mp3                       Day 10 1-2 Thess Kids

 

Week 3: 1 – 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans

Adult Lesson                            Adult Lesson (Audio)                       Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 11 1 Corinthians                 Day 11 1 Corinthians mp3                 Day 11 1 Corinthians Kids

Day 12 1 Corinthians                 Day 12 1 Corinthians mp3                 Day 12 1 Corinthians Kids

Day 13 2 Corinthians                 Day 13 2 Corinthians mp3                 Day 13 2 Corinthians Kids

Day 14 Galatians                       Day 14 Galatians mp3                       Day 14 Galatians Kids

Day 15 Romans                         Day 15 Romans mp3                         Day 15 Romans Kids

 

Week 4: Romans, Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, Philippians, 1 Timothy, Titus, 2 Timothy 

Adult Lesson                          Adult Lesson (Audio)                       Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 16 Romans                       Day 16 Romans mp3                          Day 16 Romans Kids

Day 17 Colossians                   Day 17 Colossians mp3                     Day 17 Colossians Kids

Day 18 Eph, Philemon             Day 18 Eph, Philemon mp3               Day 18 Eph, Philemon Kids

Day 19 Phil, 1 Tim                   Day 19 Phil, 1 Tim mp3                      Day 19 Phil, 1 Tim Kids

Day 20 Titus, 2 Tim                 Day 20 Titus, 2 Tim mp3                    Day 20 Titus, 2 Tim Kids

 

Week 5: Matthew

Adult Lesson                          Adult Lesson (Audio)                   Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 21 Matthew                       Day 21 Matthew mp3                     Day 21 Matthew Kids

Day 22 Matthew                       Day 22 Matthew mp3                     Day 22 Matthew Kids

Day 23 Matthew                       Day 23 Matthew mp3                     Day 23 Matthew Kids

Day 24 Matthew                       Day 24 Matthew mp3                     Day 24 Matthew Kids

Day 25 Matthew                       Day 25 Matthew mp3                     Day 25 Matthew Kids

 

Week 6: Hebrews, James, Mark

Adult Lesson                         Adult Lesson (Audio)                   Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 26 Hebrews                     Day 26 Hebrews mp3                       Day 26 Hebrews Kids

Day 27 Hebrews                     Day 27 Hebrews mp3                       Day 27 Hebrews Kids

Day 28 James                        Day 28 James mp3                           Day 28 James Kids

Day 29 Mark                           Day 29 Mark mp3                             Day 29 Mark Kids

Day 30 Mark                           Day 30 Mark mp3                             Day 30 Mark Kids

 

Week 7: 1-2 Peter, Jude, John

Adult Lesson                       Adult Lesson (Audio)                      Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 31 1 Peter                       Day 31 1 Peter mp3                          Day 31 1 Peter Kids

Day 32 2 Peter, Jude             Day 32 2 Peter, Jude mp3                Day 32 2 Peter, Jude Kids

Day 33 John                           Day 33 John mp3                             Day 33 John Kids

Day 34 John                           Day 34 John mp3                             Day 34 John Kids

Day 35 John                           Day 35 John mp3                             Day 35 John Kids

 

Week 8: 1-3 John, Revelation

Adult Lesson                          Adult Lesson (Audio)                   Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 36 1-3 John                      Day 36 1-3 John mp3                       Day 36 1-3 John Kids

Day 37 Revelation                   Day 37 Revelation mp3                    Day 37 Revelation Kids

Day 38 Revelation                   Day 38 Revelation mp3                    Day 38 Revelation Kids

Day 39 Revelation                   Day 39 Revelation mp3                    Day 39 Revelation Kids

Day 40 Catch up day

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