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, 95th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: IGNORING GOD’S PLAIN TRUTH
Adult/Young Adult Topic: WILLFUL IGNORANCE WILL LEAD TO DISASTER
Printed Text: Romans 1:18-23, 28-32
Key Verse: Romans 1:20 (NIV)
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 95th Edition, 2015-2016
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Some people do what they believe is right, while others constantly do what is wrong. Why do humans act this way? The psalmist said that some people live lives consistent with God’s creations and even give praise constantly for all the God has done, while Paul pointed out that others disobey God and take pride in filling their lives with all kinds of actions that oppose God’s decree.
For those of us who experienced the deacons’ prayers during Sunday morning devotions, we may remember these words: “put here for any shape, form nor fashion, nor for any outside show to this unfriendly world.” These saints of old recognized the importance of living righteously from the inside out. Their “audience” was not many, but just one—God. Their worship on Sunday was just an extension of what they practiced every day. What was in them, poured out on Sunday mornings.
They had a healthy fear of God that was not rooted in getting caught doing wrong but rather pleasing God. That is why there were so few murders in African-American communities for many years after the abolishment of slavery. There was a sincere respect for God and for others.
Merciful God, we know You are a God of truth. Yet, we are shaped in iniquity and marked by our sin-stained nature. We ask You to keep us daily on the path of Your righteousness. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Sunday School Review “Willful Ignorance Leads to Disaster” was originally published on oldschool955.hellobeautiful.com