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This fall, our lessons support the theme of “Encounter.” The writer of the student book lessons is Chuck Aaron; the teacher book writer is David Mosser.
So That You Can See
Scripture - Acts 9:1-20 | Romans 1:15-17; 5:6-11| Romans 8:1-11 | Romans 10:5-13
Spiritual Practice - Simplicity
The lessons in this unit help us focus on salvation and what it means through example and explanation. We move from the conversion of Paul to a number of Paul’s writings, where he speaks out of his thoughtful understanding of salvation through Christ and out of his personal experience of receiving Christ. We are challenged to consider our own salvation and how we can live faithfully into it.
Remember Who You Are
Scripture - Exodus 24:1-12 | Joshua 24:14-28 | Nehemiah 8:1-12 |Luke 22:14-20
Spiritual Practice - Communion
The lessons in this unit call us to consider who we are as children of God and followers of Christ. At the heart of who we are lies the important concept of covenant. The covenant that God made with Israel is a defining theological affirmation of the Old Testament. The covenant that God made with the church through Christ’s blood is a defining theological affirmation of the New Testament. These lessons help us look more closely at those critical covenants and how they inform our thoughts, actions, and relationships.
In This Place
Scripture - Genesis 8:20-21; 12:6-8; 28:16-22 | 1 Samuel 7:10-12 | Luke 10:25-37 | Luke 4:31-44 | Matthew 18:15-20 | Hebrews 10:19-25 | Revelation 4:1-11 | Genesis 1:27 | Psalm 139:13-18
Spiritual Practice - Thankful Worship
The daily readings in this unit call us to think more deeply and specifically about worship by looking at places where, in the Scriptures, worship takes place. We will look at ad hoc altars, synagogues, the church, and worship at the throne of God. In each case, we will be challenged to evaluate our worship and broaden our understanding of where and how worship can happen.
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