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Sunday, June 12, 2022

June 12

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Supported ministry this week is the Philipps family.

Children's Church Lessons:

  • Toddlers:  Peter Preached about Jesus – God wants children to talk about Him..  The passage is Acts 2:14 – 40; 5:40 – 42.  The memory verse is Hebrews 9:14
  • 4 & 5 year olds:  The Church’s People – Christ adds people to our church.  The passage is Acts 2:40 – 47.  The memory verse is Acts 2:44
  • K – 5th:  God’s Law – God’s law shows us that we need a Savior.  The passage is Exodus 19, 20.  The memory verses are John 15:9, 10

Bottomline:  We approach God his way not our way because we need a Savior

Exodus 20:2 shows us the Gospel Pattern,  God loves us, so we obey him.  The gift of God’s law comes after the act of God’s redemption.  “God’s people desire to do God’s will because they have already been saved, not to earn salvation”  CCE

 Ten Commandments 4 - 6 pattern:  

  • The first four commandments – love God- vertical 

  • The second six commandments – love others – horizontal 

The commandment are not just a list of rules.  They are a reflection of God  “Our hope doesn’t come from our law-keeping but from His law-keeping.” 

Commandment #1

God is a jealous God (see Romans 1:18 – 25).

Commandment #2

God is a jealous God and he is over all ceation.

Commandment #3

God is worth of high praise.

Commandment #4

The focus is on resting in God.

Commandment #5

God establishes authority.  The promise show how God generously provides.

Commandment #6

God gives life.  Man was created in God’s image

Commandment #7

God is faithful and holy.  God’s commandments are for your good as well as the good of others

Commandment #8

God is a gracious provider (see 1 Timothy 6:17)

Commandment #9

God is truthful and cannot lie (see Titus 1:2)

Commandment #10

“This command teaches us about God’s faithfulness, goodness and provision.”

This week's Sunday School Lesson:  2 Timothy 1:7

[For] God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

BIG IDEA:   When I am afraid, I can ask Jesus for courage and to help me not be afraid.

SIMPLE PHRASE:  Because of God, be courageous.

Remember to review last week's verses, Philippians 4:11-13, through talking to God and talking to one another.

Last week you might have started talking about a missionary story.  You could continue that discussion this week using Torchlighters or another resource.  This week's focus would be on the power, love, and self-control these individuals showed.

There are other teacher/parent resources at of scary-looking animals. 

In the Observation part of studying this passage, remember the context, specifically who it is written to.  Timothy was a young man Paul discipled and trained.  Paul refers to him as his “son.”  Timothy joined Paul right before they went to Philippi.  Also, Timothy’s mother and grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5) were Christians who shared Jesus with Timothy.

Just like Philippians, this is a letter Paul writes from prison to Timothy shortly before Paul’s death.  Paul wants to encourage his young friend, who was a pastor of a church, to live for God no matter what. 

Here are some big words you can talk about with friends or family:

Fear is contrasted with power, love, and self-control.

As you think about living out 2 Timothy 1:7, remember the Bible contains many reminders about not being fearful (Psalm 23:4; Psalm 27:1; Psalm 56:9- 11; Joshua 1:9; Matthew 6:34).  Think and talk about different ways fear shows itself in your life  (Some examples:  anger and worry).

2 Timothy 1:7 prayer

God, thank you for giving us

Power over sin and death

Love that is so great that it should cause us to love others even those who are hard to love

Self-control that shows we are trusting in you and we want others to trust in you.

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