Quarter’s Theme: DIVINE DISPLAY OF THE WORD OF KNOWLEDGE
Unit 2 – I Know Thy Works-Time For Critical Self-Examination (Lessons 4-11)
LESSON 10 9/8/2015
PHILADELPHIA: THE FAITHFUL CHURCH
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 10, 68
Devotional Reading: 2 THESS. 2:13-17
Topic For Adults
LITTLE STRENGTH, BIG OPPORTUNITIES
Topic For Youths
IT PAYS TO BE FAITHFUL
Topic For Intermediates
NO PAIN, NO GAIN
Memory Verse: “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it, for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name” (Rev. 3:8) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Hold The Confession Of Your Hope
Consistent faith is evidenced in drawing near to Jesus Christ sincerely and believing in His goodness. The word “Boldness” (Greek – parrhesia) appears four times in the book of Hebrew. Sometimes it means “bedrock belief” or “bold assurance”. It means here, authorised freedom (though with humility) to enter the holiest place of God’s presence because of the blood of Jesus’, this kind of opportunity was not available under the Old Testament. The new and living way to God is made possible by Jesus’ sacrificial death for those who have faith in Him. Where there is no drawing near to God and fellowship with Christ, there is no saving faith. In the midst of fiery trial, make sure that you hold the confession of your faith and hope in Christ. The battle is almost over.
Point of Emphasis: Hold the profession of your faith without wavering.
Prayer Point: Draw me near O Lord, so that I can dine at Your table all the time.