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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, 97th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.

Lesson Title: OBEYING GOD’S LAW

Adult/Young Adult Topic: A COVENANT IS A SERIOUS THING

Printed Text: EXODUS 20:18-26

Key Verse: Exodus 20:24 (NIV)

Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored. I will come to you and bless you.

Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018

UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:

Without obedience to law, people live in chaos, hurting themselves, others, and their environment. Where can people get a law that they will obey? God delivered the commandments to the Israelites while showing divine and holy power that tested them to convince them to obey the laws of the covenant.

CONCLUDING REFLECTION:

Moses was Israel’s mediator between them and God. He was their go-between. Although we have a healthy respect/fear for living according to God’s will, we still need a go-between, too. After meeting with God, Moses brought God’s messages back down the mountain to the people below.

Because God is perfectly holy and we are desperately sinful, we cannot relate to Him. Jesus is the go-between for us to a holy and perfect God (Roman 8:34; 1Timothy 2:5). Jesus bridges the gap between God and us. We should be thankful every day that Jesus is our go-between.

PRAYER:

God of grace, we ask you today to show us how to live a life worthy of your name. We know that means that we must allow your Holy Spirit to rule in our lives. We ask you to move us out of the way so that you may accomplish your perfect will in our lives. We pray these things in the name of our risen Savior. Amen.

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