TOPIC OF THE MONTH OF MAY—THE WORSHIPFUL LIFE
We wrap up this quarter’s study of worship by making it personal. In March, we examined elements of worship illustrated in Old Testament narratives. In April, we examined the focus of our worship—the resurrected Christ. Our final four lessons look at how we can live in a way that praises God by our very lifestyle.
May 6—Giving from a Generous Heart – Exodus 35:20-20; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
On the way to the Promised Land, the people of Israel gave wholeheartedly to help construct the tabernacle. Paul counselled the Corinthian church by giving them some clear principles for giving. Comparing these passages will give us a clearer picture of how to be a truly generous worshipper.
KEY VERSE: This I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.—2 Corinthians 9:6
May 13—Bringing First Fruits – Leviticus 2:14; Leviticus 23:9-14; 22
Whether our hearts are in our worship can be seen in our priorities. Do we emulate the people of Israel by giving our first fruits, or do we merely give of our excess?
KEY VERSE: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest.—Leviticus 23:10
May 20—Remembering with Joy – Leviticus 25:1-12
The children of Israel watched as God did the impossible. He overcame the so-called gods of Egypt and freed their nation from one of the world’s most powerful empires. But as time went on, would they truly trust God to continue to care for them? Observing Sabbath years and Jubilee would test that trust.
KEY VERSE: Ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.—Leviticus 25:10
May 27—Rejoicing in Restoration – Psalm 34:1-10; Hebrews 2:17-18
We worship God, recognizing that Yahweh can do what we cannot. He rescues us, protects us, and is always there to intercede for us. How can we help but rejoice!
KEY VERSE: O taste and see that the Lord is good: blesses is the man that trusteth in him.—Psalm 34:8
Remember when you give your life to Jesus you begin a journey of discovery. Once you are introduced to the Master you need to take his yoke upon you and learn of Him. What better place to learn of Him than Sunday School. Please join us, we have a class for you!