QUARTER’S THEME: PAUL – THE DYNAMIC MISSIONARY EVANGELIST
UNIT 1: His Early Judaism Life (Lessons 1-2)
LESSON 1 6/12/2015
THE BACKGROUND OF APOSTLE PAUL
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 258, 259
Devotional Reading: Prov. 22:1-8
Topic For Adults: Give Your Child A Good Foundation
Topic For Youths: Your Foundation Is Important
Topic For Intermediates: Listen To The Voice Of The Elders
Scripture Lesson: Acts 4:13, 22:3, 5:34, 18:3, Phil. 3:7-8; Phil. 3:5, Acts 21:39, Phil. 3:20; Gal. 1:4, Phil. 3:4-6, Acts 23:6, Acts 6:9
Memory verse: “… and was zealous toward God as you all are today (Acts 22:3c) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Children, Obey Your Parents
Children are expected to obey their parents in all things as this is well pleasing to the Lord. Yes, we must obey everything our parents tell us to do and not to do – even if it seems unpleasant. (Of course, Paul is assuming that your parents would not ask you to do something that is contrary to God’s will, or stop you from performing your spiritual responsibilities to God). Paul further states that there is a beneficial reason why we should obey our Dads and Moms – there is a promised blessing from God for this. Many young people find themselves in trouble because they were disobedient and rebellious towards their parents’ counsel and guidance. There are many adults who are facing terrible problems in life … carrying much guilt, pain, and sorrow because they didn’t take heed to their parents’ instruction and discipline while they were young. Obey your parents, you will make them glad and your future will be so much more joyful and successful.
Point of Emphasis: Make your parents proud and glad. You will never regret it.
Prayer Point: Lord, give our children and youths hearts of obedience to their parents and to your instructions.