Friday, May 3, 2013

2 of 2 ... Hopeful Living ... May 5, 2013

Sunday School Lesson for May 5, 2013. Unit III. A Call to Holy Living. I Peter 1:3-12 (Devotional Reading Lamentations 3:19-24).

I Peter 1:3-12

Verses 3-5

Verse 3 ... Duties To God; Thanksgiving; Thanksgiving for Christ & His Salvation

Verse 4 ... Eschatology/Last Things; Heaven; Description of Heaven, An Inheritance Incorruptible

Verse 5 ... Man Redeemed; Blessedness Of The New Life; Perseverance Unto the End ... The Lord's Love & Care for His Children

We do not nor or we operating on our own strength.

(I Corinthians 13:13; Hebrews 10:23; I Peter 3:15; Ephesians 2:2; Ephesians 1:18; 4:4; I Thessalonians 4:13; Colossians 1:27; I Timothy 1:1 - Reference Scriptures in the Sunday School Book)

Verses 6-7

Verse 6 ... Trials & Persecutions; Conduct Under Persecution; Joy in Persecution

Verse 7 ... Trials & Persecutions; Conduct Under Persecution; Steadfastness Rewarded

Christians/Saints of God become distressed by life;s struggles but we are not a people without hope. As believers our hope is in Christ.

Verses 8-12

Verse 8 ... Man Redeemed; Faith; Immunities & Rewards of Faith, Blessedness & Joy .... Everlasting Life & Heaven Promised

Verse 9 ... Eschatology/Last Things; Heaven; The Blessedness of Heaven, Salvation

Verse 10 ... Man Redeemed; The New Covenant; Salvation Is by Grace ... Scripture; Characteristics Of Scripture; Divinely Inspired

Verses 11,12 ... Scripture; Characteristics Of Scripture; Divinely Inspired

I Peter (First Epistle of Peter)n was written by the apostle Simon Peter to:

1.Comfort & strengthen the Christians in a season of severe trial by fiery persecution.

2. Enforce the practical & spiritual duties involved in their calling.

3. To remove all doubt as to the soundness & completeness of the religion which they had received; for they had received of the knowledge & the power of the Lord Jesus Christ, to whose majesty & glory the apostle himself had been an eyewitness.

Lamentations 3:19-24

Verses 19,20,21 ... Works of God; God's Providence In Moral Discipline; Patient Endurance of Affliction

Verses 22,23 ... God; Attributes Of God As Person; Mercy & Compassion

Verse 24 ... Duties To God; Hope; Hope in God

Scripture reference used/taken from: KJV Topical Reference Bible; The International Teacher's Bible Encyclopedia Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, & KJV New Devotional & Explanatory Family Bible