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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: GOD’S COVENANT WITH DAVID

Adult/Young Adult Topic: A MUCH BIGGER PLAN

Printed Text: 2 Samuel 7:1-6, 8-10, 12-16

Key Verse: 2nd Samuel 7:16 (NIV)

Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.

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

UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:

When entering into relationships with others, people struggle to retain control of their plans and dreams. How can people sacrifice control in order to maintain vital relationships? God’s covenant with David was a compromise between the eternal, omnipresent God and the time- and space-bound David by allowing a temple to be built, but beyond David’s lifetime.

CONCLUDING REFLECTION:

We understand that our best intentions are not always God’s will. That is when we recognize that the will of God supersedes our personal plans and ambitions. So sometimes God tells us no.

PRAYER:

Omnipotent God, we thank you for your “yes” but we thank you even more for your “no.” We know that you know the plans for our lives better than we can ever imagine. So we ask you to strengthen us to accept your will as we praise you for your grace and mercy. We ask this prayer in your Son’s name. Amen.

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