THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 97th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: REMEMBERING WITH JOY Adult/Young Adult Topic: CREATING AN EQUITABLE ECONOMY
Printed Text: LEVITICUS 25:1-12
Key Verse: LEVITICUS 25:10 (NIV) Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: People hold a sense of entitlement when it comes to their wealth, possessions and land. How can they be freed from their possessions’ possessing them? God called the covenant people to active, responsible, and joyful stewardship of all God had given them.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Our success does not depend on how hard we work, but on how much we trust God to supply our needs. It is possible to possess material things without those things possessing us. This is possible through exercising thoughtful, intentional, responsible and joyful stewardship of all the God has given to us. With all of our abundance, we seldom realize that we are truly blessed.
PRAYER: Dear God, thank you for the blessing of rest. Help us to have the good sense to slow down long enough to savor and enjoy all the provisions and experiences that you have so graciously provided. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.