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, 93rd EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: SON OF DAVID
Faith Pathway/Faith Journey Topic: Family Connections
Printed Text: Psalm 89:35-37; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 1:18-21 (NIV)
Key Verse: Matthew 1:21-22 (NIV)
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 93rd Edition, 2013-2014
People have expectations and hopes regarding their descendants. What assurance do people have that their line of descendants will continue? As God promised David and as Isaiah prophesied, Matthew reported that the birth of Jesus fulfills the traditional expectation that a descendant of David would be coming as the Savior.
Christians believe in the Virgin Birth. The Scriptures affirm that Jesus was not just a prophet, preacher, and faith healer; rather, He was, is, and always will be God, who became a living human being in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. He is the only way to God. We know that the only answer to the problems of this world is not more legislation, bank bailouts, job bills, sealed borders, drug rehabilitation programs or more and better schools. No, the answer is Jesus! Jesus saves!
Lord God almighty, teach us how to trust You in the narrow places of life. When our hopes and dreams have been shattered by the unseen and unpredictable, bless us to wait before You for grace and mercy. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen
Holiness – the words holiness and holy are words that are rich in spiritual depth and theological importance. They literally mean “apartness, separateness, or sacredness.