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 “Celebrating God.”
This quarter focus on acts of worship and praise that celebrate who God is and what God has done for His people. The lessons offer several examples of biblical people who celebrated God, psalms that call God’s people to praise and celebration, and visions of praise for God’s ultimate work in establishing an eternal realm of justice and righteousness.
Unit 1, “God’s People Offer Praise,” has four lessons that give examples of persons who celebrated God. Both Moses and the prophet Miriam sang songs of praise for God’s almighty acts. David danced before the ark as he brought it into Jerusalem. Bartimaeus glorified God in the book of Mark. In the book of Acts, after their experience with Pentecost and Peter’s sermon, early believers entered into a life of praise for God’s redemption through Jesus Christ.
Unit II, “Called to Praise God,” has five lessons that explore psalms calling God’s people to celebrate what God has done. The psalms speak of making joyful noise to praise God, of praising God for justice and righteousness, of giving thanks for deliverance, of the joy of worship, and of music as a way to celebrate and praise God.
Unit III, “Visions of Praise,” has four lessons that share John’s visions of celebration for God’s ultimate victory in establishing a realm of peace and justice. In the book of Revelation, people from every nation praised God and all heaven rejoiced. In the passage from Acts, believers praised God that the Good News now includes everyone — as Gentiles received the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Unit 1: Jesus Teaches about Faith
September 5, 2021
Celebrating with Song
Exodus 15:11-21

September 12, 2021
Celebrating with Enthusiasm
Matthew 8:2 Samuel 6:1-5, 14-19
September 19, 2021
Celebrating Expectantly
Mark 10:46-52
September 26, 2021
Celebrating in Unity
Acts 2:32-33, 37-47
Unit II:  Called to Praise God
October 3, 2021
Only You
Psalm 100:1-5

October 10, 2021
Ball of Confusion
Psalm 9:1-12

October 17, 2021
I Shall Be Released
Psalm 107:1-9; 39-43

October 24, 2021
Our House
Psalm 84:1-12

October 31, 2021
I Just Want to Celebrate
Psalm 149:1-5; 150:1-6
Unit III: Visions of Praise
November 7, 2021
The Rest of the Story
Revelation 7:9-17

November 14, 2021
Who’s in Charge Here?
Revelation 11:15-19

November 21, 2021
Family Restored
Revelation 19:1-8

November 28, 2021
No Difference
Acts 10:34-47