‘Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth”  2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
 
The title of this quarter’s study is “Faith in Action”
 
The study this quarter explores the twofold nature of faith as belief and action. Selections from the book of Acts show various examples of proclaiming faith in Christ, in the book of Daniel, we see faith in action as sincere, obedient, bold, and strong. The lessons from several epistles show how our actions, both as individuals and as communities, demonstrate our faith in Christ.
 
Unit 1 “The Early Church Proclaims Faith in Christ,” has five lessons that reveal what the early leaders proclaimed about living our faith in Christ. The sessions from the book of Acts report several examples of social welfare ministry and evangelism in spite of opposition.  The book of Ephesians teaches about faith that leads to unity in the body of Christ. The Christmas session gives an account of the wise men who faithfully searched for the newborn King of the Jews.
 
Unit II “A Living Faith in God,” has four lessons exploring faith in action in action from the book of Daniel. These lessons provide models for ways to actively engage in behaviors that demonstrate sincerity, obedience, boldness, and strength in faith.
 
Unit III, “Self-controlled, Upright, and Godly Faith,” has four lessons that look at passages from the books of Acts, James and 1 Timothy, providing specific examples of faith as both belief and action. James taught that faith without works is dead. The lesson from the book of 1 Timothy offers instructions about leading others in a life of faith.
Unit I
 
December 3, 2017
Seeking Wholeness
Acts 3:11-21
 
December 10, 2017
Facing Opposition
Acts 13:1-12
 
December 17, 2017
Persevering Through Opposition
Acts 14:8-11, 19-23
 
December 24, 2017
Giving Gifts of Honor
Matthew 2:1-12
 
December 31, 2017
United we Stand
Ephesians 4:1-16
 
Unit II
 
January 7, 2018
Living Your Convictions
Daniel 1:8-21
 
January 14, 2018
No Matter the Cost
Daniel 3:19-23, 26-28
 
January 21, 2018
A Cry for Help
Daniel 9:4-8, 15-19
 
January 28, 2018
Strengthen When You Need It Most
Daniel 10:10-19
Unit III
 
February 4, 2018
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
James 2:15-26
 
February 11, 2018
Taming the Tongue
James 3:1-12
 
February 18, 2018
Looking for Help
Acts 9:36-43
 
February 25, 2018
Be Strong
1 Timothy 6:11-21