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: A BOLD FAITH
Adult/Young Adult Topic: NO MATTER THE COST
Printed Text: DANIEL 3:19-23, 26-28
Key Verses: DANIEL 3:28 (NIV)
Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.”
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Sometimes people are challenged to endure great trials and tribulations because of their convictions. How can they face such challenges and remain faithful? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego boldly disobeyed the king’s command and were delivered from a fiery furnace by the power of God.
When it feels like our world is falling apart, we can remember that we are not alone and that our God is with us no matter what may come our way. We may not always be able to see God at work, but God still loves us and will not abandon us. God will not always spare us from the flames, but God will always be with us in the flames. We may never have to face a literal furnace, but in times of crisis we are called to stand with the LORD in everyday decisions. When we practice obedience, we are much better able to successfully face the fires of life in faith.
Lord, give us the grace and faith to refuse to compromise with the culture as we walk through the fires of life with you as our very present help. Let us never doubt that even if we must enter the furnace, you will be with us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.