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, 98th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: JESUS TEACHES ABOUT FULFILLING THE LAW
Adult/Young Adult Topic: BE THE DIFFERENCE
Printed Text: Matthew 5:13-20
KEY VERSE: Matthew 5:16 (NKJV) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 98th Edition, 2018-2019
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: People express their beliefs through their actions. How do we express what we believe? Jesus teaches us that we are to do good for others and follow God’s law.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Jesus taught us to love God and love others as we love ourselves. We can accomplish this through deciding on radical obedience to God, even when it hurts or when it may be inconvenient. Our radical obedience to God spills over into genuine love and service to others as we love ourselves. Just as salt adds flavor to food, we are called to be spiritual spice to a bland culture and world. As God’s light shines through us, we will help others find their way out of the darkness.
PRAYER: LORD, please help us to see your great light and then to be a bright light to those who desperately need spiritual illumination. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen