1 David C Cook Sunday School Lesson Review Winter Quarter December 2017 & January & February 2018 The Bible-in-Life Sunday School Lesson Review is designed to help Sunday school leaders understand and maintain uniform teaching direction throughout the quarter. As a pastor you will be able to tell at a glance what the children are studying. Children s sermons, and churchtime activities can be organized so that Sunday school themes are supported throughout the entire Sunday morning experience. As a Christian education director you will be able to see the Bible Basis for each age level and the focus of each lesson. You will be able to organize opening programs, plan whole school worship services, order materials needed for activities, and plan for special programs that might be valuable for your students. The Sunday School Lesson Review makes teacher training more efficient and effective since you can see at a glance exactly what each teacher needs to know each Sunday. The Sunday school superintendent will find the Sunday School Lesson Review important for supporting teachers in their planning and preparation. Classroom arrangements, large- or small-group activities, and bulletin board ideas can be prepared ahead of time to make Sunday morning easier for your teachers. David C Cook Bible-in-Life Bible-in-Life curriculum has Unified Themes, which are assigned for each unit (units normally coincide with calendar months). This makes possible unified teacher training, lesson introduction, or review in combined assembly and home activities. A Thorough Bible Study Program for All Ages curriculum targets the unique needs of two year olds in a two-year cycle. and Early curricula use their own Unified Themes in a two-year cycle, which take into consideration the special needs of these children. classes are studying the same book or period of Bible history with age-level appropriate lessons that support the Unified Theme. These curricula are on a three-year cycle. Adult curriculum is built around the Uniform Lessons Series, which provides comprehensive and in-depth Bible study for the adult learner. Comprehensive Bible Study from the Adult curriculum is covered on page 17. Cycles Adapted for Each Specific Age Level Scripture texts are carefully selected for each lesson according to the students age- level experiences and learning abilities. Not all age levels will be studying the same text. uses specific themes and Bible passages to which they can relate. and curricula have a two-year cycle of topical Unified Themes. Bible coverage correlation for the age levels is achieved by the fact that these age levels are studying the same book of the Bible or the same historic period throughout the three-year cycle (e.g., Paul s missionary journeys and related Pauline Epistles) except for summer topical studies. Designed to Take Students Completely Through the Bible Nearly Four Times Bible-in-Life Sunday school lessons systematically cover all sections of the Bible at each level. Grades 2 12: Sunday school students progress through the Bible together, studying the same themes and related text
2 Unified Themes Units Unit 4: Jesus is Born Children discover the wonderful gift God sent Jesus Unit 5: Jesus Grew Lessons share stories from Jesus childhood Unit 6: This is Jesus Children discover who Jesus is. & Unit 4: Jesus Is God s Son Lessons focus on Jesus birth - Lessons share stories from Jesus childhood - Children discover who Jesus is.,, & Unit 28: Willing to Serve Lessons help develop a willing heart to serve others for God through the examples of Paul and Barnabas. Lessons introduce students to missions through the travels of Paul. Lessons study Christ s power through examples of the early church.
3 Lesson 1, December 3 rd Unit 4: Jesus Is Born Bible Basis: An angel talks to Mary (Luke 1:26-33; Matthew 1:18-25). Lesson Focus: Jesus had a family. Unit 4: Jesus is God s Son Bible Basis: An angel talks to Joseph and Mary about Jesus birth (Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-33). Lesson Focus: God sent a wonderful message. Unit 4: Jesus Is God s Son Bible Basis: An angel talks to Mary and Joseph about Jesus birth (Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25). Lesson Focus: Jesus is coming. Bible Basis: Paul becomes a Christian (Acts 9:1-31). Memory Verse: Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. Acts 16:31 Lesson Focus: Believing in Jesus changes us. Bible Basis: Saul, the enemy, becomes Paul, the follower of Jesus (Acts 7:58; 8:1-4; 9:1-22; 22:12-16). Memory Verse: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 Lesson Focus: Jesus can make you a new person. Bible Basis: Paul teaches that no one can live a good enough life to be acceptable before God (Philippians 3:4-9; Acts 22:3-4). Memory Verse: This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:22-23 Lesson Focus: We can never be good enough without Jesus. Bible Basis: Paul speaks about his past and present life to King Agrippa (Acts 26:9-20) Memory Verse: If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 Lesson Focus: Your life should show that you ve been changed.
4 Lesson 2, December 10 th Unit 4: Jesus Is Born Bible Basis: Jesus is born in Bethlehem (Luke 2:1-7). Lesson Focus: Jesus was a baby. Unit 4: Jesus is God s Son Bible Basis: Jesus is born to Mary in Bethlehem (Luke 2:1-7). Lesson Focus: Jesus is born! Unit 4: Jesus Is God s Son Bible Basis: Jesus is born in Bethlehem (Luke 2:1-7). Lesson Focus: Jesus is born! Bible Basis: Paul and Barnabas are willing to go where God sends them (Acts 13). Memory Verse: Here I am. Send me! Isaiah 6:8 Lesson Focus: Do what God wants with a willing heart. Bible Basis: Paul s life is different as he obeys Jesus (Acts 9:6, 20-31; 13:1-4). Memory Verse: Offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 Lesson Focus: Christians are called to do things differently. Bible Basis: Paul s life and teachings demonstrate Christ s ability to transform lives (Acts 22:5b-15; 9:15, 19b-22). Memory Verse: So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him. Colossians 2:6 Lesson Focus: Once you meet Jesus you re never the same. Bible Basis: The Holy Spirit commissions Paul for work (Acts 13:1-4). He leads Paul into Europe, not Asia (Acts 16:6-10). Paul writes about keeping in step with the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16-17, 22-25). Memory Verse: Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 Lesson Focus: Be aware of the Holy Spirit s direction.
5 Lesson 3, December 17 th Unit 4: Jesus Is Born Bible Basis: Shepherds hear the Good News (Luke 2:8-20). Lesson Focus: Jesus had visitors. Unit 4: Jesus is God s Son Bible Basis: Angels tell the shepherds about Jesus birth (Luke 2:8-18). Lesson Focus: We share good news. Unit 4: Jesus Is God s Son Bible Basis: Angels tell shepherds about Jesus birth (Luke 2:8-18). Lesson Focus: There s good news for everyone. Bible Basis: Shepherds eagerly spread the good news that the Savior, Jesus, is born. Luke 2:1-20. Memory Verse: This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9. Lesson Focus: Jesus our Savior is born. Bible Basis: Paul tells the people that Jesus is the promised Son of David and the Savior of the world (Luke 2:1-20; Acts 13:22-23; Romans 8:3-5; Ephesians 2:6-8). Memory Verse: Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 Lesson Focus: The message of Jesus is for everyone. Bible Basis: Paul explains God s magnificent plan of salvation (Acts 13:16-17, 21-23, 26, 38-39; Galatians 4:4-6). Memory Verse: But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Galatians 4:4-5a. Lesson Focus: God sent His Son so we could be His children. Bible Basis: Paul preaches about Christ (Acts 13:14-32, 38-39, 42-47). Memory Verse: Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory. 1 Timothy 3:16. Lesson Focus: Christmas is a great time to talk about Jesus.
6 Lesson 4, December 24 th Unit 4: Jesus Is Born Bible Basis: The Wise Men worship Jesus (Matthew 2:1-11). Lesson Focus: Jesus got presents. Unit 4: Jesus is God s Son Bible Basis: The Wise Men worship Jesus (Matt. 2:1-11). Lesson Focus: Our worship is a gift we give God. Unit 4: Jesus Is God s Son Bible Basis: Mary and Joseph present Jesus at the temple (Luke 2:21-38). Lesson Focus: Jesus is God s Son. Bible Basis: Paul and Barnabas work for Jesus at Iconium and Lystra (Acts 14). Memory Verse: Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33. Lesson Focus: Jesus is the best choice. Bible Basis: Paul preaches the truth in Lystra under difficult circumstances (Acts 14). Memory Verse: Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:21 Lesson Focus: Following Christ can be tough. Bible Basis: Paul teaches that believers can look forward to Christ s return and should seek to live godly lives in anticipation of that time (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; Titus 2:11-14). Memory Verse: Live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Titus 2:12b-13 Lesson Focus: Wait for Jesus, live for Jesus. Bible Basis: Paul works at a trade while he preaches in Corinth (Acts 18:1-4) so that his ministry may be blameless and unhindered (1 Corinthians 9:12-23). Memory Verse: I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. 1 Corinthians 9:22b-23 Lesson Focus: Making an effort to relate to others helps us witness.
7 Lesson 5, December 31 st Unti 5: Jesus Grew Bible Basis: Joseph and Mary take Jesus to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23). Lesson Focus: Jesus was kept safe. Bible Basis: Joseph and Mary take the child to Egypt for protection (Matt. 2:13-15, 19-23). Lesson Focus: God gives us people to help keep us safe. Bible Basis: Joseph and Mary take the child Jesus to Egypt for protection (Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23). Lesson Focus: God took care of Jesus. Bible Basis: Paul talks about Jesus anywhere (Acts 25:23-27; 26; Mark 16:15). Memory Verse: Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Mark 16:15 Lesson Focus: People all over the world need Jesus. Bible Basis: Paul preaches at Thessalonica, Berea, and Athens (Acts 17). Memory Verse: So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 Lesson Focus: Share your faith and leave the results to God. Bible Basis: Paul and Barnabas act boldly on the first missionary journey (Acts 13:2-5a, 14, 42-46). Memory Verse: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 Lesson Focus: The Holy Spirit helps us speak boldly about Jesus. Bible Basis: God is praised for salvation by grace (Ephesians 1:3-6; 2:4-10). Memory Verse: For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 Lesson Focus: Our gift of salvation is absolutely free.
8 Lesson 6, January 7 th Unti 5: Jesus Grew Bible Basis: Jesus grew up as a child in a family in Nazareth (Luke 2:40,52; Matthew 13:55-56a). Lesson Focus: Jesus was little boy. Bible Basis: Jesus grew up as a child in Nazareth with brothers and sisters (Deut. 6:4-7; Luke 2:40, 52; Matt. 13:55-56a). Lesson Focus: Jesus grew and became strong. Note: writer needs to emphasize Jesus is divine, but did have growth stages like us. Bible Basis: Jesus grew up as a child in Nazareth and went to the temple at age twelve (Luke 2:40-52; Matthew 13:55-56). Lesson Focus: Jesus grows up and learns. Bible Basis: Paul and Silas tell the good news of Jesus to people in Philippi (Acts 16). Memory Verse: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15 Lesson Focus: We can tell about Jesus wherever we are. Bible Basis: Paul preaches to Gentiles as well as to Jews, and God promises to be with him (Acts 18:1-23). Memory Verse: If anyone serves, he should do it in the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:11 Lesson Focus: God helps us in all we do. Bible Basis: Paul enters Europe on his second missionary journey (Acts 16:6-15). Memory Verse: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 Lesson Focus: God may take us in unexpected directions. Bible Basis: Jews and Gentiles are reconciled through Christ and united in His Body (Ephesians 2:11-18; 3:1-6; 4:3-6). Memory Verse: Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit just as you were called to one hope when you were called. Ephesians 4:3-4 Lesson Focus: Jesus tears down walls between people.
9 Lesson 7, January 14 th Unti 5: Jesus Grew Bible Basis: Jesus goes to the temple at age 12 (Luke 2:41-51). Lesson Focus: Jesus became a big boy. Bible Basis: Jesus goes to the temple at age twelve. (Luke 2:42-51) Lesson Focus: Jesus listened and we can, too. Bible Basis: Jesus is baptized. John the Baptist recognizes that Jesus is the Son of God (Matthew 3:13-17; John 1:32-34). Lesson Focus: Jesus pleases God. Bible Basis: Paul shares the message with Jews and Gentiles (Acts 17). Memory Verse: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 Lesson Focus: It s important to learn about Jesus. Bible Basis: Paul and his helpers preach Christ to idol-worshipers at Ephesus (Acts 19; 1 John 4:1-3). Memory Verse: You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4 Lesson Focus: Any power not from God is false power. Bible Basis: Paul experiences deep emotional ties on his third missionary journey (Acts 20:16-25, 36-38). Memory Verse: By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35 Lesson Focus: The best friendships put Jesus first. Bible Basis: Believers are to put on the new self by imitating Christ (Ephesians 4:21 5:2). Memory Verse: Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us. Ephesians 5:1-2a Lesson Focus: Live like Christ.
10 Lesson 8, January 21 st Unti 5: Jesus Grew Bible Basis: Jesus called some fishermen to follow him (Luke 5: 1-11). Lesson Focus: Jesus grew up. Bible Basis: Jesus called some fishermen to follow Him and help find more followers (Luke 5:1-11; Matt. 4:18-22). Lesson Focus: Jesus wants us to be helpers. Bible Basis: Jesus calls the fishermen to follow Him (Luke 5:1-11; Matthew 4:18-22). Lesson Focus: Jesus says, Follow Me. Bible Basis: Paul takes an offering to the poor at Jerusalem (Acts 19:21; Romans 15:25-27; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5). Memory Verse: Blessed is he who is kind to the needy. Proverbs 14:21. Lesson Focus: We give to others because we love God. Bible Basis: Paul heads for Jerusalem despite the attempts of others to him out of doing so (Acts 20:22-24; 21:1-15). Memory Verse: We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 Lesson Focus: Be willing to totally trust God. Bible Basis: Paul is arrested in Jerusalem (Acts 21:10-14, 27-28, 31, 33; 23:11). Memory Verse: However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 1 Peter 4:16. Lesson Focus: Being a Christian can be tough. Bible Basis: Believers are to live as children of light (Ephesians 5:6-17). Memory Verse: For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. Ephesians 5:8 Lesson Focus: Can you tell the difference between light and darkness?
11 Lesson 9, January 28 th Unit 6: This is Jesus! Bible Basis: Jesus asks to see the children (Mark 10:13-16). Lesson Focus: Jesus loves the children. Bible Basis: Jesus helped people by making them well (Matt. 9:35-36; Mark 8:22-25; Acts 10:38). Lesson Focus: Jesus cares when we need help. Bible Basis: Jesus heals a deaf and mute man (Mark 7:31-37). Lesson Focus: Jesus cares about everyone s needs. Bible Basis: Paul and his fellow workers teach others about Jesus through the Scriptures (Acts 18). Memory Verse: We are God s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. Ephesians 2:10 Lesson Focus: We can each do our part for Jesus. Bible Basis: Paul witnesses before Felix and Festus during two years in prison (Acts 24 25:12). Memory Verse: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15 Lesson Focus: Be prepared to tell anyone about Jesus Bible Basis: Paul is under house arrest upon arrival in Rome (Acts 28:16-23; Philippians 1:12-14). Memory Verse: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 Lesson Focus: God can turn bad into good. Bible Basis: Believers are to clothe themselves in the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). Memory Verse: Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil s schemes. Ephesians 6:11 Lesson Focus: God equips us to withstand the forces of evil.
12 Lesson 10, February 4 th Unit 6: This is Jesus! Bible Basis: Jesus heals Jairus daughter (Luke 8:40-42,49-56). Lesson Focus: Jesus helped a little girl. Bible Basis: Jesus prayed and taught His disciples to pray (Matt. 6:9-13; 14:23). Lesson Focus: Jesus shows us how to talk to God. Bible Basis: Jesus tells the story of the lost sheep (Luke 15:1-7). Lesson Focus: Jesus loves us. Bible Basis: Paul heals the sick and raises a young man to life (Acts 19:11-20; 20:1-12). Memory Verse: God did extraordinary miracles through Paul. Acts 19:11 Lesson Focus: Jesus power is real. Bible Basis: Paul witnesses to King Agrippa (Acts 25:13 26:32; Matthew 10:16-20). Memory Verse: At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:19-20 Lesson Focus: Share what Jesus has done for you. Bible Basis: Fellow believers care for Paul (2 Timothy 4:9, 13; Philippians 2:19-25; 4:18). Memory Verse: Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 Lesson Focus: Encourage each other with acts of kindness. Bible Basis: The glorified Christ reveals Himself to John (Revelation 1:10-13, 17-18; 5:1-5, 11-12). Memory Verse: The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. Revelation 1:1 Lesson Focus: The Book of Revelation shows us what will take place.
13 Unit 6: This is Jesus! Bible Basis: Jesus feeds the 5,000 (John 6:1-14). Lesson Focus: Jesus cared for hungry people. Lesson 11, February 11 th Bible Basis: Jesus taught the people (Matt. 5:43-48). Lesson Focus: Jesus teaches us to love others. Bible Basis: James and John ask for chief places in Jesus kingdom (Mark 10:35-45). Lesson Focus: Jesus teaches us to serve others. Bible Basis: Paul faces difficulties in Jerusalem and on a ship (Acts 21:27-36; 23:11-24; 27:1-44). Memory Verse: The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:8 Lesson Focus: God is with us in hard times. Bible Basis: Paul is encouraged by God s promises and takes the initiative during a shipwreck (Acts 27:1 28:16). Memory Verse: Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22 Lesson Focus: Our faith in God can encourage others. Bible Basis: Apollos is helped in spiritual understanding by Priscilla and Aquila (Acts 18:24-28). Memory Verse: Therefore let us leave the elementary teaching about Christ and go on to maturity. Hebrews 6:1 Lesson Focus: We need help to grow as Christians. Bible Basis: A warning against spiritual complacency (Revelation 3:14-22). Memory Verse: I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm neither hot nor cold I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15-16 Lesson Focus: Don t be lukewarm; stand up for Jesus.
14 Lesson 12, February 18 th Unit 6: This is Jesus! Bible Basis: Jesus calms the storm (Mark 4:35-41). Lesson Focus: Jesus stopped a storm. Bible Basis: Jesus forgave the sinful woman (Luke 7:36-50). Lesson Focus: Jesus forgives us when we re sorry. Bible Basis: Jesus forgave a woman s sins (Luke 7:36-50). Lesson Focus: Jesus forgives us. Bible Basis: Paul receives help from other Christians while he is a prisoner (Acts 28:16-31; Philippians 4:10-20; 2 Timothy 4:9-13). Memory Verse: As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:10 Lesson Focus: God gives us chances to help others. Bible Basis: Paul, alone in prison, writes to encourage Timothy to remember God s Word as he continues in the ministry (2 Timothy 3:10 4:5). Memory Verse: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 Lesson Focus: The Bible equips us for life. Bible Basis: Paul has to rebuke Peter; yet they maintain a relationship (Galatians 2:11-14; 2 Peter 3:15-16). Memory Verse: Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:15 Lesson Focus: Give and receive constructive criticism with love. Bible Basis: Christ s final triumph and just judgment of all peoples (Revelation 11:15-18; 19:11, 13, 15-16; 20:11-15). Memory Verse: He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his truth. Psalm 96:13b Lesson Focus: The whole world will face judgment one day.
15 Lesson 13, February 25 th Unit 6: This is Jesus! Bible Basis: Jesus visits Mary, Martha, and Lazarus (Luke 10:38-42). Lesson Focus: Jesus visited friends. Bible Basis: Jesus healed and helped people in many ways (Matt. 4:23-25; 8:14, 15). Lesson Focus: Jesus cares when we re sick. Bible Basis: Jesus teachers about persistence (Matt.7:7-8). Jesus prays before choosing the twelve disciples (Luke 6:12-16), and Jesus prays for His disciples (John 17:20). Lesson Focus: Jesus teaches us to ask God for help. Bible Basis: Paul shows his concern for other Christians by praying for them, writing letters, and visiting them (Acts 20:13-38; Ephesians 1:1-2, 15-23; 6:18-24). Memory Verse: In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy. Philippians 1:4 Lesson Focus: Praying shows we care about each other. Bible Basis: As the end of Paul s life draws near, he knows he has wholeheartedly followed Christ and encourages others to do the same (Philippians 1:19-27; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; Romans 12:1-2). Memory Verse: I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 Lesson Focus: Christ rewards everyone who loves Him to the end. Bible Basis: Barnabas helps restore John Mark (Acts 12:25; 13:4-5, 13; 15:36-41; 2 Timothy 4:11). Memory Verse: Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 Lesson Focus: Be willing to give others a second chance. Bible Basis: Anticipating the wonders of the new Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1-4; 22:1-5, 20-21). Memory Verse: I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:2b-3 Lesson Focus: Heaven is greater than you can imagine.
16 December 2017 / 2018 Bible In Life Adult Faith in Action Studies in Daniel and the New Testament Unit I: The Early Church Proclaims Faith in Christ Lesson 1: December 3 rd Key Verse: Acts 3:16 Lesson Focus: Faith in Jesus makes people whole. Lesson 2: December 10 th Key Verse: Acts 13:2 Lesson Focus: The Holy Spirit guides and directs us. Lesson 3: December 17 th Key Verse: Acts 14:21-22 Lesson Focus: The power of the Gospel remains despite opposition. Lesson 4: December 24 th Key Verse: Matthew 2:11 Lesson Focus: The heart of Christmas is worship. Lesson 5: December 31 st Key Verse: Ephesians 4:1-3 Lesson Focus: Christ calls us to unite in love and service. Unit II: A Living Faith in God Lesson 6: January 7 th Key Verse: Daniel 1:8 Lesson Focus: Remain faithful in all circumstances. Lesson 7: January 14 th Key Verse: Daniel 3:28 Lesson Focus: Boldly serve God alone. Lesson 8: January 21 st Key Verse: Daniel 9:19 Lesson Focus: Believe that God hears and acts when we pray. Lesson 9: January 28 th Key Verse: Daniel 10:19 Lesson Focus: Be strong in the Lord who knows the future. Unit III: Self-controlled, Upright and Godly Faith Lesson 10: February 4 th Key Verse: James 2:17 Lesson Focus: Faith leads to action. Lesson11: February 11 th Key Verse: James 3:8 Lesson Focus: Let your words reflect and honor God. Lesson 12: February 18 th Key Verse: Acts 9:40 Lesson Focus: God takes care of His faithful disciples. Lesson 13: February 25 th Key Verse: 1 Timothy 6:12 Lesson Focus: True life is in God, not the world.