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, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: GOD HEARS OUR CRY
Adult/Young Adult Topic: WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU!
Printed Text: Numbers 13:1-2, 17a, 25-28a; 14:1-2, 5-10a
KEY VERSE: Numbers 14:8 (NIV) If the LORD is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: When life puts obstacles in our paths, we are tempted to abandon the promises the future holds. Why don’t we believe the promises made to us? Caleb and Joshua believed that God would lead Israel to possession of the Promised Land and tried to persuade the people to trust God’s faithfulness.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: This lesson teaches that through God-given endurance and encouragement of the Scriptures, we can have hope. Caleb and Joshua’s confidence was rejected by the Israelites. Self-doubt is a cruel and crippling emotion. It robs its victims of security, dignity, composure and resourcefulness. Those who are convinced of God’s omnipotence never minimize the divine resources. Empowered by God, the smallest of grasshoppers can give giants a rough time. Stand on God’s promises; they are true.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, when times are tough and our way is not clear, help us to trust in you and your hold words. Do not let us grow weary in well doing for in due season we will reap if we faint not. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen