THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES 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: FAITH TO DISCERN
Adult/Young Adult Topic: FACING OPPOSITION
Printed Text: ACTS 13:1-12
Key Verse: ACTS 13:12 (NIV)
When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the LORD.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Sometimes we are at a loss when unexpected events interfere with our goals. How can we keep our commitments and forge ahead? Empowered by their faith in Jesus, Paul and Barnabas preached and taught about Jesus despite a false prophet’s efforts to deter them.
We do not always understand when events occur that prevent us from accomplishing our desired results. But if our cause is clear, and if we are walking in our God-given purpose, then our will must match our calling so that we allow absolutely nothing to hold us back from accomplishing our goals. If God be for us, who can be against us? No weapon formed against us will prosper, if we place our trust wholeheartedly in the will of God.
Dear God, we believe you. But sometimes we need a little help, especially when we are doing your will the best we know how and still encounter unexpected resistance. So when those times occur, please send us a reminder that you are still God and you are in control. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.