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, 96th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: CALLED TO WITNESS
Adult/Young Adult Topic: MEETING NEEDS
Printed Text: Acts 6:1-8
Key Verses: Acts 6:3 (NIV)
Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 96th Edition, 2016-2017
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Recognizing priorities is a continuing challenge. How do we allocate resources in such a way that these priorities are appropriately addressed? The apostles realized that God calls us to make the best use of our specific gifts so that the witness of God can be accomplished.
Does your life reflect a lifestyle of reaching out to others and influencing them through simple acts that reflect the love of God? If not, start today by seeking not so much to receive but to give. Express your appreciation to someone in your church or family who is a true servant.
Dear LORD, make us servants so that we can see life from your perspective. Help us to live in such a way that we give away what we think we need. Teach us your ways, and we will walk in your path. Give us undivided hearts so that we may fear your name. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.