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Winter Quarter 2022 – Unit I: God Prepares the Way

December 11, 2022 – Zechariah Speaks
Luke 1:57-66, 76-79, KJV

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Thank God for the ability to communicate. Offer to God your ability to communicate for His glory. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks and be ready for whatever God will do with you.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • We are still living in our “Advent Challenge” by prioritizing time early each morning to read the word of God, spend time in prayer and asking God what does He want you to do to spread Hope, Love and Joy to the world!
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Operation Appointment: Develop a DIVINE appointment time to meet with God to reflect on His WORD and the purpose HE has for your life!

December 4, 2022 – Zechariah Hears from God
Luke 1:8-20, KJV

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Pair up with your prayer partner and pray for one another’s prayer requests, asking God for wisdom. Do not doubt that God will answer.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • As we embark on the season of Advent for 2022 it is important that we stay grounded in the word of God. Therefore it is time for us to prepare for living in relationship with our heavenly father by participating in the “Advent Challenge” by prioritizing time early each morning to read the word of God, spend time in prayer and asking God what does He want you to do to spread Hope, Love and Joy to the world!
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

Fall Quarter 2022 – Unit III: We Are God’s Artwork

November 27, 2022 – God Gives Tools for Our Protection
Ephesians 6:10-18

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • This week we are going to gear up daily. Every morning we are going to dress for success by getting up early in the morning and spending time reading the word of God and spending time in prayer. In doing so we will be able to keep our peace and pray for anyone who comes up against you. We’re going to gear up daily!
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Pray every day this week for the Christians in other parts of the world who don’t have the freedom to worship or to witness about Jesus Christ.

November 20, 2022 – We are God’s Handiwork
Ephesians 2:1-10

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Family Inventory – www.theologyofwork.org
      • Write each person’s name on the top of a blank sheet of paper, one for every member ofyour family. If everyone in your family can write, pass the papers around. Each person writes down the unique gifts, personality traits and abilities they see in each person. Or if your children are too young to write, brainstorm out loud about each person in your family:
        • What do you think this person is good at? (think about talents as well as natural abilities like problem solving, listening to others, fixing things, etc.)
        • What do you enjoy most about this person’s personality?
        • What does this person add to the family dynamic? (for example, silliness, laughter, preparation, safety, etc.
      • Talk about it: Go around the family circle and share the answers to these questions:
        • What are you surprised to hear about yourself from your family?
        • Did hearing this feedback change the way you think about yourself?
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorize Ephesians 2:10. Thank God for the forgiveness He has given you and the love that He has shown you. Ask Him to show you what opportunities you have to do something that brings Him glory this week. Act on what God shows you.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • This week is the “be like Jesus challenge.” A few weeks ago, I shared with everyone about the “Be like Mike” advertising campaign. Well this week we are going to lean into being like Jesus. As you are living your life this week I’m sure that someone is going to do or say something that will not be to your liking. Instead of getting upset, mad, or offended the expectation is that; through our relationship with Christ we are going to offer grace and mercy to those who offend us.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • OPERATION G.L.O.W. (GIVE the LOVE of the WORKMAN) – Treat others like God’s workmanship!!

November 13, 2022 – Christ is Wisdom
Ephesians 1:15-23

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Pray for the faith and the desire to be a prayer warrior. Pray for someone to pray with you. Pray for each other. Then pray together for people and situations around you. Make regular prayer appointments. Take notes on what God does in response to your faithfulness in prayer over time.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • As we continue into week 3 of our “Dawn Seekers Challenge” by getting up early to spend time in prayer, reflection and praising God. This week we will incorporate an intercessory component. Spend some of that early morning time with God by praying for whom the Holy Spirit has put on your heart. 
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Take time to make a list of people or situations which you will commit to intercede in prayer. Select one and commit to pray specifically and persistently.

November 6, 2022 – God Picked You!
Ephesians 1:1-14

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Discuss the meaning of these verses:
      • Ephesians 1:11: Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
      • Ephesians 1:14: The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.
    • Then answer the question: How can someone who understands these verses praise and glorify God in this world?
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • As we continue to live into our “Dawn Seekers Challenge” by getting up early every morning to spend some time in our place of prayer, reflection, and praise. This week we will incorporate a praise component. Spend some of that early morning time with God by praising Him for all that he has done, what he’s doing right now along with praising him for who he is.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

Fall Quarter 2022 – Unit II: Out of Slavery to Nationhood

October 30, 2022 – David is Anointed as King
1 Samuel 16:1-13

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Discuss the difference between what God approves in one’s character versus what the world approves/accepts in that person’s character.
    • Celebrate leaders who show us how to lead with a heart that is pleasing to God.
    • Discuss the meaning of 1 Samuel 16:13b: “And the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David from that day on.”
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Last week we started the “Dawn Seekers Challenge.” This week we are going to build on that by selecting a certain room or space in your home and turn it over for God’s use. In other words, have a designated prayer place, closet or corner. Turn this area over to God and allow it to be your sanctuary within your house.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

October 23, 2022 – Who Is King?
1 Samuel 8:4-7; 10:17-24

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Review Questions:
      • Who was the judge in our story?
      • Why did the elders of Israel tell Samuel they wanted a king?
      • How did Samuel feel about their request?
      • Who were they really rejecting?
      • What are some facts we learned about Saul?
      • Where was Saul when Samuel was going to present him to the Israelites?
      • How was God going to use Israel’s request for a king in His future plan? He was going to send a perfect King.
      • What new thing did you learn from the lesson?
      • What are some ways that we choose to rust other people or things instead of God?
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Peer influence is when you choose to do something you wouldn’t otherwise do, because you want to feel accepted and valued by your friends. Peer influence isn’t always under high pressure or always against your will. Some peer influence may be positive.
    • Pray that God would help you understand that He already accepts you.
    • Pray that He helps you believe that it is better to conform to Him because He loves and understands you and will make you the best you can be.
    • Ask Him to help you resist the temptation to follow the crowd when the crowd is wrong.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • We are going to take the “Dawn Seekers Challenge” Starting today I am challenging all of the young adults to “Seek ye first the kingdom of God” by getting up early (before anyone else in your household) in the morning and spend time with God by reading His word, then praying and asking Him to reveal to you what does He want you to do? Remember, commit to getting up early!
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • The Lord’s Prayer Reflection Journal
    • Remind yourself to align yourself with God’s will by praying the Lord’s Prayer every day this week and reflect on what God is saying to you on the journal hand-out or in your personal journal. In this manner, therefore, pray:
      • Our Father in heaven, hallowed by Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not led us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

October 16, 2022 – The Call of Gideon
Judges 6:1-2, 7-16

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Think of a time when you had a huge mission – a mission impossible – that you felt was too much for you to handle.
    • Then make a list of things you understand better now that are available to you to accomplish that mission – resources, people, etc.
    • Think of how God was ready, willing, and able to help Gideon and the people in today’s lesson.
    • If this God is available to you now along with the other resources you listed, does this mission seem a lot smaller and more “doable”?
    • Cry out to God for help when you face the next mission impossible and watch what happens.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Operation Trust Walk
      • Write down at least three things you are trusting God for.
      • Write down at least three things you are struggling to trust God with.
      • Pray over your list and ask God to increase your trust in Him.
      • REMEMBER: We act on FAITH FIRST and that builds our trust.

October 9, 2022 – Song of Moses
Deuteronomy 32:3-6, 10-14, 18

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • The children’s activity for Sunday is as follows: There are many people in your life, like parents, grandparents, extended family, and friend, who have done something nice for you. It is important to show gratitude and appreciation for those who bless you.
      • Identify 2 to 3 people you would like to say thank you to. Make and send them a thank you card or note.
      • Go online a print up a blank writable calendar for the month of October. On each day record something you are grateful to God for that day.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Write a list of three instances where someone showed ingratitude to you.
    • Write a list of three instances where you were ungrateful to someone else.
    • Which list was the easiest to come up with?
    • Start expressing gratitude to God and others today – send notes, texts, make phone calls, etc.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Plan to have a “Thanksgiving meal” every day. This could be your breakfast, or while you’re on your job this could be during your lunch break or with your family after work. Pause, say grace and give thanks!
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Write the things you are grateful for in the gratitude journal, and post them in a place where you will see them every day and thank God.

October 2, 2022 – The Birth of Moses
Exodus 2:1-10

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • This week, everyone should spend some time in prayer, thanking God for His protection. Remember, our help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Search YouTube/the internet for videos and stories about institutional or structural injustice, similar to what Pharaoh instituted against the Israelites in Egypt. (Examples: 1. Oppression of immigrants/foreigners/classes of people/women/children/the elderly, etc. 2. Unfair access to housing/food/water/health care/education/jobs, etc.).
      • How do these injustices put families in danger?
      • Make a plan to take some action this week to address one of the situations you identified on line.
      • Commit to learning more about structural injustice.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • It’s time to implement a period of prayer that focuses on your family. Starting this week be intentional about praying for your immediate family.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Obedience. Ask yourself if there is something you know God has called you to do that you haven’t done yet or haven’t been faithful to.
    • Focus on being obedient to what God has told you to do.

Fall Quarter 2022 – Unit I: God Calls Abraham’s Family

September 25, 2022 – The Scepter is Given to Judah
Genesis 35:22b-26; 38:24-26; 49:10-12

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Directions for the Bubble Map. The students are to write the word leader in the center circle. In the circles around the center circle write in words you feel make a good leader. Use your words to either:
      • Write about someone you know who exhibit the leadership qualities you have written circles and tell why you think he/she is a good leader.
      • Write on whether you are a good leader and why you think so.
      • Bubble Map
    • Story Map
    • Jacob’s Family Word Search
    • Jacob’s Son Crossword
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Reflect and discuss Genesis 49:10 with family and friends.
    • How does this scripture relate to King David?
    • How does this scripture relate to Jesus?
    • Get with family and friends and make a list of people who came from disreputable, disregarded and disadvantaged backgrounds to become heroes and/or good leaders.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • It’s time for a spiritual check up! We’re doing the “Check Yourself Challenge” Reflect on the decisions you’ve made over this past week, and commit to purposefully seek Godly advice before making the next one.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Read Genesis chapters 34-49. As leaders of your family, be examples of the kind of leader Jesus exhibited in the scriptures. Be humble, patient, honest, and have grace for your family members. Lead your family by example.

September 18, 2022 – God Calls Abraham’s Family
Genesis 32:22-32

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Get together with friends and talk about trials and struggles each of you have gone through and the blessings that came out of them.
    • Then make a list of things you should not say to people who are going through struggles.
    • Next – thinking about the struggles you have gone through – make a list of helpful things to say and do for others who are struggling now.
    • Finally, help someone in their struggle, showing them that God will enable them to overcome and be greater after the struggle.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Make plans to sign up for and participate in a class during our Christian Education Week.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

September 11, 2022 – God Chooses the Younger Twin
Genesis 25:19-34

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Study the lesson again. Talk about the differences and any similarities between Jacob and Esau. Then talk about what happens when you are impulsive and make decisions with your emotions and senses alone.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • During your quiet time with God this week, reflect on today’s lesson and consider how your decisions have affected others. Then moving forward whenever you have to make a personal decision think about how your decision will impact others.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

September 4, 2022 – The Call of Abram
Genesis 12:1-7; 15:1-7

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Think about going to school representing Jesus. How did Jesus interact with people? How can you represent Him as you go forward this year? Practice as much as you can to look like Jesus.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Write down a list of promises that were made to you and promises you made to others. Then write down whether those promises were kept and – if so – how long it took for each promise to be fulfilled. Compare that with the promises God made to Abram/Abraham.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • During your devotional time with God reflect on the promises that God has fulfilled in your life. Praise Him for keeping His promises and then share it with a friend as an entry point of your witnessing to them.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Memorize Psalm 27:14, NKJV – “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!”

Summer Quarter 2022 – Unit III: The Great Hope of the Saints

August 28, 2022 – Come and Enjoy
Revelation 22:10-21

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Think about going to school representing Jesus. How did Jesus interact with people? How can you represent Him as you go forward this year? Practice as much as you can to look like Jesus.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Start a conversation about things that are both “now” and “not yet.” For example, at 18 years old, a young person is regarded as an adult (now) and is still waiting for full adulthood, (not yet), things like physical growth, full adult rights and privileges, etc. Then move the conversation toward the fact that we are enjoying God’s kingdom in many ways now, but there is more to be experienced in the “not yet.”
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • As a response to the promise of Christ’s return take some time this week to reflect on what God has placed on your heart after studying the book of Revelation and then pray for Him to reveal to you a family member or friend that you can reestablish a relationship with them with the purpose of witnessing to them..
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Show love and share Christ.

August 21, 2022 – The River of Life
Revelation 22:1-7

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Come up with a list of five of the most unwelcoming places to be (such as a hot empty desert, the cold artic, jail, etc.). What about the first day of a new school or in a new neighborhood that you didn’t choose. Compare this to the scene in Revelation 22:1-7.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Give yourself “THE TEST” this week. What’s “THE TEST?” Monitor your thoughts, actions, and conversations this week and ask, “DOES IT GLORIFY GOD?” If you find that something you are doing doesn’t glorify God, ask God to help you make changes.

August 14, 2022 – A New City
Revelation 21:10-21

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Study and memorize Isaiah 60:1-3 and Matthew 5:16.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • As you read your Bible daily seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Ask God to reveal to you someone that needs encouragement. Contact that person and share with them Philippians 4:6-7. Which states: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

August 7, 2022 – A New Home
Revelation 21:1-9

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Discuss with friends and family each person’s response to the questions:
      • What things in your life experience will not be a part of the new heaven and new earth?
      • What do you visualize in the new heaven and new earth that makes you excited, hopeful, and happy?
      • How can your answers to these questions help you deal with the problems you are facing today?
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Reset your life starting today. Start your life all over. Commit to living your life in communion with God. Draw closer to Him by spending more time reading His word, increase your time in prayer and then share the good news by being a witness to whoever the holy spirit places in your daily path.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

Summer Quarter 2022 – Unit II: The Word: The Agent of Creation

July 31, 2022 – The Word Gives Peace
John 14:15-29

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Discuss the questions
      • How can people guided by the same “Spirit of Truth” reach opposite or contradictory positions on an issue?
      • How can believers resolve such differences?
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • We are now in week two of “The Build-up Your Faith Challenge” – We are living into our commitment to strengthening your faith in Jesus by committing to do the following for the next 7 days.
      • We’re going to worry less and trust Him more (Proverbs 3:5)
      • We’re going to pray more (Ephesians 6:18)
      • We’re going to read more (Psalm 119:105)
      • Live out His word more – Be better than you were yesterday
      • Let your light shine more (Matthew 5:16)
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Get your special Notebook that has your previous assignments. Take time this week to find scripture at will give you peace in difficult times. These scriptures will help you in times of despair. Hold on to God’s promises!

July 24, 2022 – The Word Resurrects the Dead
John 11:17-44

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Listen to this and believe. Death is our greatest enemy, yet we have this assurance from God that gives us the greatest blessed hope and courage:
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 New Living Translation “We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words.”
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • We are now in week two of “The Build-up Your Faith Challenge” – We are living into our commitment to strengthening your faith in Jesus by committing to do the following for the next 7 days.
      • We’re going to worry less and trust Him more (Proverbs 3:5)
      • We’re going to pray more (Ephesians 6:18)
      • We’re going to read more (Psalm 119:105)
      • Live out His word more – Be better than you were yesterday
      • Let your light shine more (Matthew 5:16)
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • This week walk alongside someone who may be grieving or may need to experience a resurrection in their lives. Pray for them, encourage them, and show them unconditional love. Help them remove those burial clothes.

July 17, 2022 – The Word Saves
John 12:44-50

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Play a game called “In The Dark.” Have family or friends each tell a story about a time when they were “in the dark” about something.  Then discuss what it means to be “in the dark” or “enlightened” about something and how today’s key verse, (John 12:46), applies to it.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • We are now in week two of “The Build-up Your Faith Challenge” – We are living into our commitment to strengthening your faith in Jesus by committing to do the following for the next 14 days.
      1. We’re going to worry less and trust Him more (Proverbs 3:5)
      2. We’re going to pray more (Ephesians 6:18)
      3. We’re going to read more (Psalm 119:105)
      4. Live out His word more – Be better than you were yesterday
      5. Let your light shine more (Matthew 5:16)
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • We don’t know when Jesus is coming back. It is urgent that we share the Gospel. This week:
      • Pray – sharing all the obstacles that you see as a barrier to sharing the Gospel
      • Ask God to reveal the true obstacles
      • Ask God to guide you to resources, Bible, articles, books, or people that can, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, enable you to work around those obstacles to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Summer Quarter 2022 – Unit II: The Word: The Agent of Creation

July 10, 2022 – The Word Heals
John 4:46-54

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Discuss with friends and family each person’s response to the questions:
      • Do miracles such as the one described in today’s lesson still happen today?
      • Why or Why not?
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • The Build-up Your Faith Challenge – Make a commitment to strengthening your faith in Jesus by committing to do the following for the next 21 days.
      1. We’re going to worry less and trust Him more (Proverbs 3:5)
      2. We’re going to pray more (Ephesians 6:18)
      3. We’re going to read more (Psalm 119:105)
      4. Live out His word more – Be better than you were yesterday
      5. Let your light shine more (Matthew 5:16)
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Inventory what is going on in your life right now. Pray and read God’s word daily. Listen to hear how God want you to proceed moving forward in regards to working in a ministry to be a part of building God’s Kingdom.

Summer Quarter 2022 – Unit I: God Delivers and Restores

July 3, 2022 – The Creating Word Becomes Flesh
John 1:1-14

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Reflect and discuss John 1:2-4 with family and friends. Then discuss how religious groups may have separated due to differences in interpretation. How can believers seek to find unity in understanding the role of Jesus and the analogy of His being Light and Truth?
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Be a living witness to your friends and family. Pray that as you continue to devote more time to studying His word, ask God to guide you to those saints within the church that can help you understand God’s Word better.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Read Galatians 22:23. Live out one of these characteristics daily.

June 26, 2022 – God Offers Deliverance
Isaiah 51:1-8

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Review Isaiah 51:7-8
    • Discuss how you would answer the question “How can you always be sure you are right and will triumph even when haters bad-mouth you?” 
    • Are you someone who knows right from wrong and cherishes God’s Word in your heart?
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Since we are in the season of “family reunions”, graduation celebrations, and holiday picnics. Plan on spending some time conversing or interviewing one of the matriarchs or patriarchs of your family about your family’s spiritual heritage.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Share your faith with someone this week.

June 19, 2022 – God’s Restored People Shall Prosper
Isaiah 49:18-23

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Sit down with their parents and write in a notebook or on index cards where you see God’s goodness in your life.   Write as many things as you can think of, no matter how small or big.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Reach out to one of your church “friend’s” that you know has pulled away from God, offer a word of encouragement, let them know that God loves them and invite them to worship service.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

June 12, 2022 – God Foretells Redemption
Isaiah 49:1-13

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Study and contrast Isaiah 49:4 and Isaiah 49:7
    • Discuss times when you did your best but it didn’t at first seem to make a difference
    • Discuss when things turned around and you finally discovered your hard, faithful work paid off
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • The claiming our Jerusalem challenge- make a commitment to pray and seek God’s guidance on how you are to evangelize to people who are not your family members.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Your mission this week is to walk in your GDP (GOD DIRECTED PURPOSE)
    • Examine your gifts and talents
    • Find a place to SERVE in the body!

June 5, 2022 – God Foretells Destruction
Isaiah 47:10-15

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Search the Bible for passages that correlate with their lesson title “Nothing is Hidden.” There are about 106 passages that speak to this. Read, select, and write 5 scriptures that tie into today’s lesson. Reflect on how we should utilize these scriptures in how we live our lives as believers.
    • Isaiah Maze
    • Word Search Isaiah
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Reflect and discuss Isaiah 47:10 and Isaiah 47:15 with family and friends.
    • Discuss the qualities and characteristics of a person who is able to resist arrogance and temptations that lead to sin and corruption.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • This week read and reflect on Proverbs 8:13, 11:2, 16:5 and pray to God about avoiding arrogance.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

Spring Quarter 2022 – Unit III: Liberating Letters

May 29, 2022 – The Spiritual Fruit of Freedom
Galatians 5:16-26

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Think of two big unexpected events that happened to you over the past two years that were very impactful – perhaps life-changing.
    • Describe how you and others reacted to those events.
    • Evaluate whether you reacted in sin as shown in Galatians 5:19-21 or by the Holy Spirit as shown in Galatians 5:22.
    • Praise God if you have examples that show you responded by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit.
    • Ask God to help you yield to the Holy Spirit in the areas where your sin nature showed itself.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Taken from the “Precepts for Living” Commentary – Create a plan to exhibit at least one fruit of the Spirit each day of the week.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

Spring Quarter 2022 – Unit III: Liberating Letters

May 22, 2022 – The Nature of Christian Freedom
Galatians 5:1-15 – Download the overview of the lesson here

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Cut out a heart (large enough to write on). Then take time to write down how you can show love this week to the people in your life, whether it is your parents, your siblings, a friend, or kids at school whom you know but who may need a friend.

      I want you to place this somewhere at home where you will see it every day, and I want you to do these things! Remember, 1 John told us to not just love in words, but with our actions.

      Spend time in prayer together with your families, asking God to help each of you express/exhibit love each day.

  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Study Galatians 5:13-14 New Living Translation
    • Draw a line down the center of a sheet of paper.
      • Put “Freedom” on one side and “Self-Indulgence” on the other.
      • List examples of acceptable things you can do on the “Freedom” side. Use your allowance to buy yourself and your siblings an ice cream.
      • List examples of unacceptable selfish things you can do on the “Self-indulgence” side. Example: Taking the money your parents gave you for Sunday school and buying candy for yourself.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Over the next week within your family or on your job think about or reflect on something that happened that caused you to be critical of someone. Write down the things about them that are their strengths and remind yourself of Jesus’ command that we are to love others as we love ourselves.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • ENJOY FREEDOM in CHRIST by showing love to someone you don’t normally interact with. You can do this through an act of kindness or gift of service to someone.

May 15, 2022 – Freedom and the Law
Galatians 3:18-29

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorize – Galatians 3:29, NLT “And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.”
    • Memorize – Revelation 3:20-22, NLT “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • (Taken from the “Faith Journey Bible Studies for Young Adults” Sunday School book reflect and in your Spiritual Ponderings notebook write about how you can make time for God’s word and increase the time you spend in prayer.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Share the truth of God’s grace with someone this week. Share how God has blessed you.

May 8, 2022 – Freedom for the Future
Romans 8:18-30

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Reflect and discuss Romans 8:28-30 with family. Begin to form the understanding that God did all the work to bring you to faith in Jesus Christ and then called you to salvation through faith. God uses all your experiences, all the things that happen to you, your successes and your failures to make you who you will be. Think about how God already looks at you as righteous through Jesus Christ, even though you are not yet away from the presence of sin. How do you feel about the fact that God will make you like Jesus by the time He finishes His work in you? What do you think about a future sharing the glory of God, knowing that God doesn’t share glory with any others? What does this mean to you as you face your problems today?
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Get a composition notebook, decorate the cover with meaningful pictures, colorful pictures from a magazine or just buy one with a fancy cover. This will be for our “Spiritual Ponderings Collection.” And for this week we are going to do a ten to fifteen-minute Holy Ghost inspired free write. Please put the pen to the paper and allow the Holy Spirit to guide your spiritual reflections.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Write a TRUST FACTOR LETTER – A letter in which you share with God the things you are currently challenged by (i.e. finances, faith, relationship). Give it to God so you have a record of your prayers to reflect back on when God answers your prayers.

May 1, 2022 – Freedom from Sin
Romans 6:1-14

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Look through the Bible for 5 scriptures that affirm Jesus Christ lives in you and is with you all the time.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Study and memorize Romans 6:5,11.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Draw closer to God through daily prayer, with devotion, and meditation.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Introspection activity: Submit any unchecked areas of your life, bad habits or sins that don’t align with God’s word.

Spring Quarter 2022 – Unit II: Liberating Gospels

April 3, 2022 – Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
Matthew 21:1-11

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • When you return to school, try to help others who need help in your school.
    • Be helpful by doing more around the house
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Study Matthew 21:9.
    • List characteristics for “the King the People Wanted” and “the Jesus Kind of King.” Compare and discuss with your family.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Contact an older member of your family and make yourself available to do something nice for them.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Practice the power of humility by putting others before yourself. How can you go the extra mile this week?

April 10, 2022 – The Passover with the Disciples
Matthew 26:17-30

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Represent the Lord’s Super by putting bread and grape juice on a plate, discuss with your family what and why we do wat we do when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Get your family and friends together and discuss when you felt betrayed, wen you betrayed others, how Jesus handled betrayal, and how Jesus loves you no matter what.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Consider hosting a Resurrection family dinner. Use this opportunity to fellowship.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Operation T.P.C. – Find the Time and Place to have a Conversation with God. You talk then listen.

April 17, 2022 – The Paschal Lamb Lives!
Matthew 28:1-10

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • As a family read and share responses to the following questions:
      • What kinds of things do you share? Is it hard to share? Why/Why not? What is an example of good news you might share with someone? Why do you think it’s important for us to tell people about Jesus today?
    • Resurrection Eggs
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Discuss healthy and unhealthy fears.
    • Plant a flower or plant this week, observing growth over time. Discuss the concept of new life and growth.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Consider hosting a Resurrection family dinner. Use this opportunity to fellowship.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Operation T.P.C. – Find the Time and Place to have a Conversation with God. You talk then listen.

April 24, 2022 – Freedom in Christ Jesus
John 8:31-38

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorized: John 8:31-32 (New Living Translation) – “Jesus said to the people who believed in Him, ‘You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'”
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

Spring Quarter 2022 – Unit I: Liberating Passover

March 6, 2022 – Babylonian Captivity Ends
Ezra 1:1-8,11; 2:64-70

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Think about how your family or caregivers made sacrifices for you throughout your childhood. Write down three things that you would be willing to make a sacrifice for and what you would sacrifice.
    • Think of a sacrifice that you can make for God and His people that may inspire someone else to make a sacrifice, too.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • From the “Faith Journey Sunday School Book – Continue to get up early in the morning to spend time with God and reflect on how He is stirring your heart to make a difference in someone’s life.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Look for opportunities to be generous this week with your time, talent, or treasures.

March 13, 2022 – Freedom to Worship
Ezra 5; 6:1-12; 10:1-5

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Brainstorm the good things being done around the Tabernacle community. List Tabernacle’s ministries and the good things we are doing in the community.
    • Consider how we could work together to do even more.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Encourage and remind you that God has purpose for your life. Have an early morning devotion with God daily and be obedient to what God has called you to do.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

March 20, 2022 – Celebrate Passover Liberation
Ezra 6:13-22; Leviticus 23:4-8

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • What family members, guests, foods, and activities will go into your family celebrations this year? What is God’s involvement in those celebrations?
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

March 27, 2022 – “Lest We Forget”
Deuteronomy 8:1-11

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Get a special notebook. Title the book, God’s Blessings. Ask parents or other adults in you family to tell you stories when God did special things for you in your life that maybe you don’t remember.  You or an adult write the stories down in your special notebook. Continue to write God’s blessings as you receive them from Him.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Recite the Youth Code “Remember now thy creator, in the days of thy youth while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh when thou shall say, I have no pleasure in them” (Ecc 12:1).
    • Personally acknowledge by giving a thank you card, note, gift, or verbal thank you to all those who provide for you in any way. (e.g.  parents, family members, teachers, coaches, etc.)
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Prayerfully reflect on the people God has placed in your life to help you when you were really going through spiritually, physically, emotionally, financially. 
    • Praise God for His faithfulness, then reach out to them via text message, email, or phone call. 
    • Think about how you can give of yourself to help someone else who is going through a tough time.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

Winter Quarter 2022 – Unit III: Justice and Adversity

February 6, 2022 – Nathan Condemns David
2 Samuel 12:1-9, 13-15

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Study and Memorize 2 Samuel 12:13
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Do a Mid Week Tune Up – Wednesday afternoon, seek God and ask for forgiveness of any unconfessed sin
    • Study Ephesians 4:32
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Come Clean with God this week

February 13, 2022 – Ezra Seeks God’s Law
Ezra 7:1-10, 23-26

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • How much time do you spend with God? Discuss with your family.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Read the Sunday School Lessons ahead of time to be prepared.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Plan one-on-one time with God daily.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Evaluate where you are in your heart as we prepare to re-enter the building.

February 20, 2022 – Bildad Misunderstands God’s Justice
Job 8:1-10, 20-22

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorize Job 1:22
    • Ask God to make you an encourager to someone specific this week.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Phone a Friend Challenge – find a family member or a friend who is experiencing a rough time and call, text, send a card, and pray for them.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Find promises in the Scripture that will encourage you when you are going through.

February 27, 2022 – Serving a Just God
Job 42:1-6,10-17

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorize Job 42:2
    • Experiment: Boil water add hot chocolate or pasta. See how the water changes.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Follow up on the Phone a Friend Challenge. Check in on your friend or family member that you called or texted last week. Continue to pray for and encourage them.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Have a real sincere conversation with the Lord. Stop and listen to what God has to say.


Winter Quarter 2022 – Unit II: The Source of Justice

January 2, 2022 – Justice, Vengeance, and Mercy
Genesis 4:1-13

Lesson Application Assignments


January 9, 2022 – Hagar and Ishmael are not Forgotten
Genesis 21:8-20

Lesson Application Assignments


January 16, 2022 – The Laws of Justice and Mercy
Exodus 23:1-12

Lesson Application Assignments


January 23, 2022 – Justice, Judges, and Priests
Deuteronomy 16:18-20; 17:8-13

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Make rules to discuss with your family. Share why they are important to your family.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorize Matthew 28:18-20
    • Know that you are a light bearing leader.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Commit to seeking wise counsel for any decisions this week
    • Study Proverbs 19:20
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Look for ways to provide justice.

January 30, 2022 – Justice and the Marginalized
Deuteronomy 24:10-21

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Writing Prompt: If you were given one million dollars to help less fortunate people, how would you spend the money?
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorize Deuteronomy 24:17-18
    • Look for opportunity to serve the less fortunate
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Engage in counter culture compassion to respond to the needs of the less fortunate.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • MORE Challenge – Do a self reflection to see where you can do more in financial, social, and spiritual