2Lesson Password: Perseverance Illustrated Bible Life Password: Fleece SundayTeacher.comLesson Password: PerseveranceIllustrated Bible Life Password: Fleece
3Love Churches help orphans, vulnerable children in Kenya Sandra Great BritainDavid MexicoSaurabh Bangladesh, Angola, NamibiaRuth India, Israel, Australia, New ZealandKeith & Ruth SwitzerlandSarah SwazilandWayne AfricaLove Churches help orphans, vulnerable children in KenyaJennifer and her two sons (photo left and above) are among those who found a better present and hope for a future, through the assistance of the Malunga Church of the Nazarene, one of the local churches trained in this ministry to orphans and vulnerable children. Jennifer lost her husband 11 years ago to AIDS, and she is also infected, along with her youngest son, who was born with it. When the church built the small family a new home, Jennifer was drawn to the church.
4Prayer requested after pastor's wife dies from Ebola Praying for the US & CanadaAlexanders: CA, OK, GA, QCVanderpool: NM (SE ABQ)Jellisons: UT, TX, AKShultzs: CA, DC, MA, BCMoores: AZ, NM, DC, CA, YT, QCAbby Nielson: MA, OH, VT, QCAliece Nielson: NM, VT, PEIL. Kilgore: VA, MIT. & P. Brown: IL, HW, PA, DCNielsons: OH, PEI, VT, MA, RIGriffins: VT, OH, (Northeast)C. Yazzie: NM, AZ, & Navajo NationAdams: NM, CA, MAB. Brown: GA, OR, ONB. Vito: NY,IDPrayer requested after pastor's wife dies from EbolaHannah Sonkpah passed away October 6 after contracting Ebola while helping care for a pregnant woman. The wife of Grace Chapel Church of the Nazarene Pastor Joe Sonkpah, Hannah was helping provide medical assistance after local hospitals in Monrovia closed because they were unable to assist patients with Ebola, a disease that has killed more than 3,400 people worldwide. At least 7,000 people have or are suspected to have Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization.
6Matthew 11 (NIV)After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee. 2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” 4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”
7Isaiah 61The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a] 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
8God Breathed Why is the Bible important in Christian life? Doctrine & Nourishment are two elements of Bible study; how is each important?Why did John the Baptist struggle with doubt about Jesus?How did Jesus’ response help him?
9Matthew 11 (NIV)7 As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. 9 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written: “‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’ 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. 15 Whoever has ears, let them hear.
10Jesus Fulfills It AllWhy did Jesus direct this part of his address to the crowd?What is the significance of the connecting John’s ministry to Elijah (2 Kings 2:11)?How did John fulfill the role of Elijah?
11Matthew 11 (NIV)16 “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:17 “‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”
12Rightly DividingWhy did the leaders of the Jews reject both John the Baptist and Jesus?What did Jesus mean by “Wisdom is proved right by her deeds”?How can we avoid misinterpreting the scriptures?Literal meaningContextGrand themesCommandments as promisesUnderstanding literary devicesBest translations
13Advice from WesleySet aside a little time every morning and evening for Bible studeyEach time read a chapter each out of the Old and New TestamentsRead with the intent to know the whole will of GodRead toward understanding the analogy of faithBegin with serious and earnest prayer for understandingExamine yourself in light of what you read