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: THE WISDOM OF JESUS
Adult/Young Adult Topic: WISDOM THAT ASTOUNDS AND OFFENDS
Printed Text: Mark 6:1-6
KEY VERSES: Mark 6:2-3 (NIV) When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” They asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him?” “What are these remarkable miracles he is performing?” “Isn’t this the carpenter?” “Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon?” “Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: Some people amaze us by displaying unexpected wisdom. What happens when people show such extraordinary wisdom? Mark tells us that the people in Jesus’ hometown were both astounded and offended by Jesus’ wise teachings, and the religious leaders were incensed when Jesus’ wisdom challenged their traditions.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: There will always be naysayers, but we must not allow their hollow voices to distract from our divine directions. Excellence is doing ordinary things in extraordinary ways. Anything worth doing is worth doing right with a spirit of excellence.
PRAYER: LORD, give us a spirit of excellence that we might represent you and attract more disciples to the kingdom of God. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.