5/6/2016 LESSON 1
JOSIAH: A CATALYST OF REVIVAL
Quarter’s Theme: BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
Unit 1 – God’s Plan For Our Salvation (Lessons 1-4)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 6, 418
Devotional Reading: ACTS 9:1-15
Topic For Adults
WHO ARE YOU IN CHRIST?
Topic For Youths
DO YOU HAVE A GOOD TESTIMONY IN CHRIST?
Topic For Intermediates
WHAT IS YOUR EARNEST DESIRE?
ROM. 1:1-15; ACTS 9:15-16; 13:1-3
Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the Gospel of God (Rom. 1:1) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Persecuted But Not Forsaken
2 Cor. 4:1-15
There is no job in the world that does not have its hazards. The same for the preaching of the gospel. It takes a man of courage not to be discouraged in the face of challenges. When seemingly unsurmountable challenges steer you in the face in the pursuit of a right course, it takes drive, clear vision and determination to succeed, to keep you going. Paul gave his totality to his commission and that was why he could recount the testimony in the passage. He was convinced of his mandate and so he did not despair in the face of persecution and suffering. He sold himself to the gospel always bearing the dying of the Lord in his body. How much have you suffered for the gospel?
Point of Emphasis: We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed (v. 8)
Prayer Point: Help me to bear suffering with joy for the sake of the gospel.