Build your life on God Himself and your soul will be satisfied. Sunday School Lesson November 15 Lesson 11 (KJV) Confident Love Devotional Reading: Hebrews 13:1–8 Background Scripture: 1 John 3:11–24; 2 John 4–11; 3 John 5–8 1 … Testing, What's the Difference? 10:22). In a typical year, 1874, he lived on eight percent of his income, and gave away 92 percent (A. T. Pierson, George Muller of Bristol [Revell], pp. I worked a lot and spent everything I had on clothes, shoes and purses. 6:6-11; 13:22; 15:6; 21:5, 20; 27:23-27). Start there! Rachel told Jacob, “Give me children, or else I die” (Gen. 30:1). [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! And the love of money or things (13:5) is opposed to the love of the brethren (13:1). You have to start in the right place. A week later the man returned looking more distraught than before. So, be careful so that you’re not deceived. [Assuredly not! As such, the owner entrusts us with resources that we are to use to make a profit for His purposes. What can man do to me?” ( Hebrews 13:5-6 ). If you’re storing up treasures on earth, rather than in heaven, you’ll lose it all (Matt. 17:5-6). So we have to fight the influence of the world, or its swift current will sweep us downstream. All Rights Reserved. The owner lets us draw a reasonable salary, but to squander the owner’s assets on frivolous things for our own use is to be an irresponsible manager. We use the truth of God’s unfailing love and grace to combat the desires for worldly possessions. Have children find and read Psalm 139:7-10, Hebrews 13:5, Proverbs 15:3 and Joshua 1:9. So to cultivate and maintain contentment, you must daily bow before God’s sovereignty, trust Him to provide for all of your needs, and keep an eternal perspective. The Bible presents greed as a terrible sin, equal to idolatry (Eph. Israel in the wilderness craved intensely for meat. As Martin Luther put it (“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”), “The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still. Hebrews 13:7 says, "Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. On the one hand, the Bible condemns laziness and calls us to work hard to provide for our family’s and our own needs (Prov. How can a Christian determine whether to take a job promotion that requires a move and more of his time? He-brews 11 is a favorite of many be-cause it is the ultimate collection of Bible heroes. Lessons on Hebrews Lesson 1: Jesus and the Book of Hebrews Lesson 2: Jesus, Our King Lesson 3: Jesus, One of Us Lesson 4: Jesus, Higher and Better Lesson 5: Jesus, Our High Priest Lesson 6: Sanctuary Language in Hebrews You get what you thought would make you happy, but the glitter quickly wears off, and you go searching for something else. The author mentions two promises: Our English translations do not bring out the Greek, which has five negatives for emphasis. 11:28; Jer. (Hebrews 6:4-6), The Conditions of Becoming Reprobate (Hebrews 6:4-6), Thorns & Thistles are Worthless and in Danger of Being Cursed (Hebrews 6:7-8), Confident of Better Things (Hebrews 6:9-10), Showing Diligence Until the Very End (Hebrews 6:11-12), Abraham Received What Was Promised (Hebrews 6:13-15), It is Impossible for God to Lie (Hebrews 6:16-18), Hope Brings Us into the Inner Sanctuary with God (Hebrews 6:19-20), Melchizedek, Priest of the Most High God (Hebrews 7:1-2), Without Beginning of Days or End of Life (Hebrews 7:3), The Greatness of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:4-7), Our Gifts End Up with the Lord (Hebrews 7:8-10), The Need for Another Priest (Hebrews 7:11), Changing the Priesthood Means Changing The Law (Hebrews 7:12), Jesus Descended From Judah Not Levi (Hebrews 7:13-14), Jesus Became High Priest on the basis of an Indestructible Life (Hebrews 7:15-17), The Law was Weak and Useless (Hebrews 7:18-19), Jesus is the Guarantee of a Better Covenant (Hebrews 7:20-22), Jesus is Able to Save Completely Because He Has Permanent Priesthood (Hebrews 7:23-25), Jesus is the High Priest Who Meets Our Needs (Hebrews 7:26-27), Jesus Serves in the True Tabernacle Set Up By The Lord (Hebrews 8:1-2), The Gifts and Sacrifices Prescribed By the Law (Hebrews 8:3-4), A Copy and a Shadow of What is In Heaven (Hebrews 8:5), Jesus’ Covenant Is Superior, Founded On Better Promises (Hebrews 8:6), God Found Fault with the People Who Did Not Remain Faithful to His Covenant (Hebrews 8:7-9), The New Covenant Made the First One Obsolete (Hebrews 8:13), Cherubim of Glory Overshadowing the Atonement Cover (Hebrews 9:1-5), The Most Holy Place Was Not Open While the First Tabernacle Was Standing (Hebrews 9:6-8), The Sacrifices Offered Could Not Clear the Conscience (Hebrews 9:9-10), Jesus Obtained Eternal Redemption (Hebrews 9:11-12), The Blood of Christ Cleanses Our Conscience (Hebrews 9:13-14), Christ is the Mediator of a New Covenant (Hebrews 9:15), Jesus’ Death Made God’s Will and Testament Valid (Hebrews 9:16-18), Without the Shedding of Blood There is no Forgiveness (Hebrews 9:19-22), Jesus Entered Heaven Appearing Before God on Our Behalf (Hebrews 9:23-24), Christ Abolished Sin by the Sacrifice of Himself (Hebrews 9:25-26), Christ Will Appear To Bring Salvation (Hebrews 9:27-28), The Law is Was a Shadow of Christ (Hebrews 10:1-2), It’s Impossible For the Blood of Bulls and Goats To Take Away Sins (Hebrews 10:3-4), Jesus’ Body Was Prepared To Be Our Sacrifice (Hebrews 10:5-7), Made Holy Through The Sacrifice of Christ Once For All (Hebrews 10:8-10), Jesus Sat Down At the Right Hand of God (Hebrews 10:11-14), The Holy Spirit Testifies To The New Covenant (Hebrews 10:15-18), Drawing Near To God With a Sincere Heart in Full Assurance of Faith (Hebrews 10:19-23), Assembling of the Saints to Encourage One Another (Hebrews 10:24-25), No Other Sacrifice for Sin is Left Only Judgment (Hebrews 10:26-27), It is a Dreadful Thing to Fall into The Hands of the Living God (Hebrews 10:28-31), Better and Lasting Possessions (Hebrews 10:32-34), Do Not Throw Away Your Confidence - It Will Be Richly Rewarded (Hebrews 10:35-36), My Righteous Ones Will Live By Faith (Hebrews 10:37-39), Now faith is being sure of what we hope for (Hebrews 11:1-2), By Faith We Understand that the Universe was Formed at God’s Command (Hebrews 11:3), By Faith Abel Offered God a Better Sacrifice (Hebrews 11:4), By Faith Enoch Was Commended As One Who Pleased God (Hebrews 11:5), Without Faith It Is Impossible To Please God (Hebrews 11:6), Noah Became Heir of the Righteousness That Comes By Faith (Hebrews 11:7), By Faith Abraham Made His Home in the Promised Land (Hebrews 11:8-10), By Faith Abraham Considered God Faithful To His Promise (Hebrews 11:11-12), These People Were Still Living By Faith When They Died (Hebrews 11:13), God is Not Ashamed to Be Called Their God (Hebrews 11:14-16), By Faith Abraham Offered Isaac as a Sacrifice (Hebrews 11:17-19), By Faith Isaac Blessed Jacob and Esau (Hebrews 11:20), By Faith Jacob Blessed Joseph’s Sons (Hebrews 11:21), By Faith Joseph Spoke About the Exodus (Hebrews 11:22), By Faith Moses’ Parents Hid Him for Three Months (Hebrews 11:23), By Faith Moses Refused To Be Known As the Son of Pharaoh’s Daughter (Hebrews 11:24-26), By Faith Moses Kept the Passover (Hebrews 11:27-28), By Faith the People Passed Through the Red Sea On Dry Land (Hebrews 11:29), By Faith the Walls of Jericho Fell (Hebrews 11:30), By Faith The Prostitute Rahab Was Redeemed (Hebrews 11:31), The World Was Not Worthy of Them (Hebrews 11:32-38), God Had Planned Something Better For Us (Hebrews 11:39-40), Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-3), Endure Hardship as Discipline; God is Treating You As Sons (Hebrews 12:4-9), Discipline Produces Holiness, Righteousness and Peace (Hebrews 12:10-13), Holiness is the Byproduct of Relationship (Hebrews 12:14), Cutting Down the Bitter Root With Grace (Hebrews 12:15), Beware of Sexual Immorality (Hebrews 12:16-17), You Have Come To God and Jesus The Mediator of a New Covenant (Hebrews 12:18-24), So That What Cannot Be Shaken May Remain (Hebrews 12:25-27), Our God is a Consuming Fire (Hebrews 12:28-29), Keep On Loving Each Other As Brothers (Hebrews 13:1-2), Remember Those Who Are Mistreated As If You Were Suffering (Hebrews 13:3), Marriage Should Be Honored By All (Hebrews 13:4), Keep Yourself Free From the Love of Money and Be Content (Hebrews 13:5-6), Remember Your Leaders and Imitate Their Faith (Hebrews 13:7), Jesus Christ is the Same Yesterday and Today and Forever (Hebrews 13:8), It is Good For Our Hearts To Be Strengthened By Grace (Hebrews 13:9-10), We Are Looking For a City That Is To Come (Hebrews 13:11-14), Let Us Continually Offer To God A Sacrifice of Praise (Hebrews 13:15-16), Obey Your Leaders and Submit to Their Authority (Hebrews 13:17), To Jesus Christ Be the Glory for Ever and Ever (Hebrews 13:20-21). This worked for me. But He may be sending you more so that you can channel it to further His purposes. You will not enjoy God’s contentment unless you keep weeding. What is Christian contentment? I will not, I will not, desert to his foes; Discussion Questions 4:4-7). There are nine of us living in one room. 3 He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe by his word of power. Knowing this will gives us the right perspective concerning money. My passion is to share as the Word of God [ read more ], This is the MOST IMPORTANT link you'll ever click [ read more ], My mission is spreading the gospel of Jesus [ read more ], Subscribe & receive each post in your inbox [ subscribe now ]. Just Us Little Guys Sunday School Center God Loves Me Series – Lesson 6 www.SundaySchoolCenter.com Just Us Little Guys Page 3 ©2010, Sharon Kay Chatwell Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and Clyde Johnson Good morning Welcome to Sunday school lesson this morning, December 6. Paul warned (1 Tim. Should Christians have investments, savings and retirement accounts? Be relaxed with what you have. His kingdom is forever.”. If you live in abundance, but don’t help the poor, you’re committing the sin of the people of Sodom (Ezek. If you’re ready to purchase this powerful 5-week study click here and use the code FAITH20 to save an extra 20% OFF — offer expires Friday 8/14/2020. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture Quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition © The Lockman Foundation, Related Topics: Spiritual Life, Temptation, Finance, Steve served as the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship from May, 1992 through his retirement in December, 2018. He concluded, “So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God” (Luke 12:21). 4:3-6; 2 Pet. Meditate on it until it becomes your perspective. He will not in any circumstance leave us helpless or let us down. I’ll never, no never, no never forsake!”. Though rare, contentment is not just nice for believers. Download the free lesson – free sample from the Sunday School Store. He warned, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions” (Luke 12:15). Discuss these verses for a few minutes. The apostle Paul wrote from prison (Phil. He realized that God would judge the wicked, but that he would go to heaven. I went through a period in life where I was obsessed with material possession. God had just miraculously delivered them from slavery in Egypt and He was miraculously meeting their needs, yet they grumbled about their hardships and threatened to return to Egypt. 31:6, 8; Josh. Jul 15, 2019 - Hebrews 11 Bible Study for Kids:If you have a children Sunday School class, teach at a Christian school, or are currently doing a Bible study at home with your children, this is a resource for you to use. He commanded them (3:10), “if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.”. Even a fraction of that many commercials has got to affect us! Here are four ways to keep it from taking over: Psalm 24:1 declares, “The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains.” Paul asks rhetorically (1 Cor. For preschooler use Psalm 139:7-10 and Hebrews 13:5 only. "The Great Commission" Bible Lesson “All About Love” Sunday School Lesson from Matthew 22:34-46 Walking in Other People's Shoes Object Lesson (Mark 12:31) Lesson: Elijah Taken to Heaven Story Time with Jesus: Lesson A. W. Tozer had it right when he said, “The man who has God for his treasure has all things in One” (The Pursuit of God [Christian Publications], p. 20). His response was to exclaim, “What? 5:5; Col. 3:5). For many years, he almost, if not completely, supported the entire staff of 33 missionaries with the China Inland Mission (Roger Steer, George Muller: Delighted in God [Harold Shaw Publishers], p. 224)! You have to avoid comparing yourself with others, recognizing that God is sovereign and that He has different purposes for different people. God hammers home the assurance that there are no circumstances, ever or anywhere, in which He abandons His children. 112:3; Prov. Lesson 1: December 6th, Called Through Heritage, Hebrews 1:1-5, Matthew 1:1-6, 16-17 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Every time I opened it to purchase something I had to come face to face with this truth, “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” ( Hebrews 13:5 ). A Puritan sat down to his meal and found that he had only a little bread and some water. To develop and maintain contentment, we must realize that…. 16:49). Pay special attention to the the fact that He says three times, “I will not, I will not, I will not!” In the passage, three negatives precede the verb, this is added so that we can understand God’s resolve in this matter. Happy New Year: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives, 4. However, through this process I always had to acknowledge this simple truth, and it continued to make an impact. To cultivate contentment, you’ve got to guard your thought life and constantly work at developing a biblical view of life, of material possessions, and of eternity. So the author calls them to contentment and shows them how to cultivate this rare, but essential, Christian jewel. Man can torture me or kill me or my family!” True, but no one can take the Lord or His riches in heaven from you, and that’s what matters. Sunday, December 7, 2014 L.G. 3:7-12). Two people were discussing the recent death of a wealthy man. These are the promises of the living God, who spoke the universe into existence, who never fails! 4:11), “I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.” If Paul had to learn contentment, then so do we. and so forth. We just work there, managing it for the owner. God gave her children, but she did die at the birth of the second son. All envy at the more prosperous conditions of others; [3.] There are nine of us living in one room. So what should our response be? As always, please head over to the official curriculum at churchofjesuschrist.org Contentment is more a matter of our perspective than of our circumstances, isn’t it! 5:8): “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” He reminded the Thessalonians of his own example of hard work to provide for his needs (2 Thess. 1:26-27, 29; 1 Cor. 6:9-10), “But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. You pick up the paper and read that some communication giant has just bought out AT&T. Sometimes, I would remember that there were more important things to spend my time and money on. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? (Hebrews 2:18), Suffering as a Believer for the Cause of Christ (Hebrews 2:18), Believers are Consecrated and Set Apart to God (Hebrews 3:1), Believers Share in the Heavenly Calling (Hebrews 3:1), True Success Comes From Making Jesus Personal in Your Life (Hebrews 3:1), Jesus Was Faithful to God Just Like Moses (Hebrews 3:2), Jesus is Worthy of Greater Honor than Moses (Hebrews 3:3-4), Moses Testified About Christ (Hebrews 3:5-6), Christ is Faithful as a Son Over God’s House (Hebrews 3:5-6), Hardness of Heart Affects Our Understanding of God (Hebrews 3:7-9), Heart Attitude Can Taint Your Perception of God (Hebrews 3:10-11), Lessons from the Israelites (Hebrews 3:10-11), Sanctification is a Process (Hebrews 3:10-11), Finding Encouragement in One Another (Hebrews 3:12-13), Having Confidence in Christ (Hebrews 3:14), Unbelief Shut Them Out of the Promise Land (Hebrews 3:15-19), The Promise of Entering His Rest (Hebrews 4:1-2), It Takes Faith to Enter Into Rest (Hebrews 4:3-6), The Promise of Rest is Available Today (Hebrews 4:7-8), True Sabbath Rest through Christ (Hebrews 4:9-10), Making an Effort to Enter the Rest (Hebrews 4:11), The Word of God is Alive and Full of Power (Hebrews 4:12), The Difference Between the Soul and The Spirit (Hebrews 4:12), The Word Exposes Our Thoughts and Attitudes (Hebrews 4:12), Nothing is Hidden From God’s Sight (Hebrews 4:13), Holding Firmly to the Faith We Profess (Hebrews 4:14), Jesus Was Tempted In Every Way, Yet Without Sin (Hebrews 4:15), Approaching the Throne of Grace with Confidence (Hebrews 4:16), The High Priest Selected from Among Men (Hebrews 5:1-3), God Bestowed the Honor of High Priest on Jesus (Hebrews 5:4-5), Jesus is a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 5:6), Jesus is the Source of Eternal Salvation (Hebrews 5:9-10), You Need Milk, Not Solid Food (Hebrews 5:11-12), Solid Food is for the Mature (Hebrews 5:13-14), Leaving the Elementary to Go on to Maturity (Hebrews 6:1-3), Subjecting the Son to Public Disgrace (Hebrews 6:4-6), The Basis of Eternal Redemption (Hebrews 6:4-6), What Does it Mean to Fall Away? 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