Sunday: He Had It All . . . But

Worried King

Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy (2 Kings 5:1 NIV). This verse contains no fewer than … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Unlikely Missionary

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Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Kings 5; Mark 1:40-45; 2 Kings 2:1-15; John 15:5; Rom. 6:4-11; Rom. 6:1. Memory Text: And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed-only Naaman the Syrian (Luke 4:27 NIV). The books of Kings, covering the … [Click to read more …]

Every Day Missionaries

Ever wished you could be a missionary but never felt like you had the opportunity? Opportunities are everywhere! Just ask Jesus. He has a place for everyone to do missionary work. He uses everyday people like you and me in everyday life. A few years ago, one morning I was checking in on an elderly, … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The Gun Would Not Fire (Part 2)

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THE PHILIPPINES – Max de los Reyes Lem was a soldier, and his assignments often took him away from home. When he was home he spent much time and money drinking with his friends. One day Lem’s buddies began teasing him about his wife’s interest in religion. What’s the matter, Lem? one man challenged.Couldn’t you … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study

Lot and His Daughters

God called Abraham, and prospered and honored him; and the patriarch’s fidelity was a light to the people in all the countries of his sojourn. Abraham did not shut himself away from the people around him. He maintained friendly relations with the kings of the surrounding nations, by some of whom he was treated with … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Abraham – A Missionary in His Own House

Hosea Reads to His Three Children

Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD, by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Abraham the Wanderer

A study of Abraham’s life reveals that his faith included difficult struggles against doubt and disbelief in God’s power. Abraham’s ancestors were idolaters (Josh. 24:2), and perhaps this background explains why he did not always have full confidence in God’s power. Twice he showed cowardice and told Sarah to tell only a half-truth (Gen. 12:11-13; … [Click to read more …]

02: Abraham: The First Missionary – Lesson Plan


Key Thought : As we trace Abraham’s footsteps, we catch glimpses of the mission minded nature of God. [Lesson plan for Abraham: the First Missionary July 6, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 14:12-16. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What … [Click to read more …]