THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW WILL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 95th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: THE CONSEQUENCES OF DISOBEDIENCE
Adult/Young Adult Topic: MAINTAINING COMMON HUMAN BONDS
Printed Text: Zephaniah 3:6-8
Key Verse: Zephaniah 3:8 (NIV)
“Therefore wait for me,” declares the LORD, “for the day I will stand up to testify. I have decided to assemble the nations, to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them—all my fierce anger. The whole world will be consumed by the fire of my jealous anger.”
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 95th Edition, 2015-2016
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Sometimes people persist in destroying something that has been created beautiful even when they know the grave consequences. What are some consequences of destroying a good thing? The book of Genesis tells us that God created the lights and the swarms of living creatures and God declared creation to be good; Zephaniah recounted the way God began punishing the people for their disobedience, hoping they would respond by correcting their behavior.
Ironically, it appears that the message of Zephaniah 3:6-8 is just as relevant today as it was nearly 2,700 years ago. Yes, there is still a good number of people who reverence God today, but the numbers of people going their own way without reverencing God has been increasing steadily over the past 50 years.
Almighty God, we praise You, for You do not change. You are the same today as You were yesterday. We ask You today to touch our hearts to be ever mindful of You, living lives with a healthy reverence for You. We also pray for those who fail to reverence You, that they might come near to You before it is too late. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Sunday School Review “Consequences of Disobedience” was originally published on oldschool955.hellobeautiful.com
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