Source: C.McGraw/ Victoria Said It / C.McGraw/ Victoria Said It-WFUN
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: SOLOMON’S SPEECH
Adult/Young Adult Topic: I PROMISE
Printed Text: 1 KINGS 8:14-21
KEY VERSE:1 Kings 8:15 (NIV)
Then he said: “Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, who with his own hand has fulfilled what he promised with his own mouth to my father, David”…
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Many people make promises they are unable to fulfill because of unforeseen circumstances. How should people respond when they do succeed in fulfilling their promise? Solomon thanked God for fulfilling the promise made to his father, King David, when God enabled Solomon to build the Temple in which the Ark should be placed.
The fact that God is a covenant-keeping God stands out in our contemporary society today if for no other reason than the fact that so many promises are so often broken these days with seemingly little regret or repercussions. What really matters is how we handle our disappointments. Whether we are in a relationship with another person or in a relationship with God, our keeping up our end of the covenant is extremely important for the overall health of the relationship.
Dear God, thank you for the precious promises that you have made to us and kept toward us. Grant us the strength to keep the promises we have made so that we can be more like you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.