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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: IGNORING GOD’S TRUTH WITHIN US

Adult/Young Adult Topic: MATCHING WORDS WITH ACTIONS

Printed Text: Romans 2:17-29

Key Verse: Romans 2:13 (NLT)

For it is not merely knowing the law that brings God’s approval. Those who obey the law will be declared right in God’s sight.

Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 95th Edition, 2015-2016

UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:

Many people talk about appreciating the world around them but do not demonstrate it with their actions. What causes such inconsistency? The psalmist sang praises that the Earth was full of the wonders of God’s creation; but Paul insisted that, while some people taught others how to obey the Law and live in ways consistent with God’s creation, they did not obey the Law themselves and did not have it written on their hearts.

CONCLUDING REFLECTION:

Our congregations today are filled with very religious people. Although we sometimes use the words righteous and religious interchangeably, they have different meanings in real Christianity. If we look at just the practices of Christianity—Sunday worship, Communion, baptism, and the like—we are focused on religion. We still have people in church with a zeal of God but not according to knowledge. In the final analysis, what matters to God is His righteousness exhibited in the daily lives of Christians.

PRAYER:

Lord God, we ask you to keep us humble before you. We desire to live lives pleasing in your sight. We thank you for inscribing your Word on our hearts and placing your Spirit within our hearts. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Sunday School Review “Matching Words With Actions” was originally published on oldschool955.hellobeautiful.com

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