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 DEDICATION PRAYER
Adult/Young Adult Topic: A BRIGHT FUTURE
Printed Text: 1 KINGS 8:22-30, 52-53
KEY VERSE:1 Kings 8:30 (NIV)
“Hear the supplication of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.”
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
People begin new undertakings with anticipation of a better future. How can we mark such important times? Solomon presided at the dedication of the Temple by calling upon God to receive Israel’s worship and to continue to be their God.
It is a blessing to have a physical place in which to worship God in Spirit and in truth; however, the true temple in the lives of believers today is the dwelling of God in every believing heart. A clean heart is a good place for the Spirit of God to dwell in and to empower a person who is obedient and available to be used by God without reservation.
Dear God, thank you for your covenant love. Help us to live our lives of faithfulness by your power, giving light to all those around us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.