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 “Our Love for God”
 
This quarter study begins with God’s demand for our complete and undivided love as shown in passages from Deuteronomy and Psalms. It proceeds with our response to God’s love in the advent of Christ, and the Epistles’ interpretation of the nature and extent of our responses to God’s love in Christ. It concludes with passages from three of the Psalms expressing glorification of God.
 
Unit I, “God Commands Our Love, Respect, and Obedience, has five lessons. The Deuteronomy passage contains a presentation of God’s demand for total love and devotion. The lesson from the book of Joshua contains Joshua’s faithful statement of love and reverence for a liberating God.  In Psalm 103, David expresses love and glorification of God for God’s creative, sustaining, and protective actions. Luke portrays the advent of Christ and human response to God’s act of fulfillment of God’s promise. We are challenged in the book of Matthew to love God through compassionate works.
 
Unit II, “Loving God by Trusting Christ,” has five lessons. Paul and John inspire having trust in God for all things, while James encourages total submission to God in love. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul gives an interpretation of human devotion to God in Christ, promotes selfless
devotion through exemplification of Christ’s total submission to God in love; and encourages giving up everything for the sake of one’s love for Christ
 
Unit III, “Love Songs that Glorify God,” has three lessons. The quarter ends with Psalm 48, which focuses on a song of adoration for God’s steadfast love. Psalm 66, which focuses on part of a long song of praise to God for all God’s mighty works of goodness and Psalm 91, which closes the unit with a praise song to God for assurance of protection and comfort for those who love God.
Unit 1, God Commands Our Love, Respect, and Obedience
 
December 2, 2018
Complete Devotion
Deuteronomy 6:1-9
 
December 9, 2018
Keep Your Promises
Joshua 24:1-3, 13-15, 21-24
 
December 16, 2018
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Psalm 103:1-17, 21-22
 
December 23, 2018
Waiting is Rewarded
Luke 1:26-31, 2::22, 25-35
 
December 3, 2018
Everyone Matters
Matthew 25:31-46
 
Unit II, Loving God by Trusting Christ
 
January 6, 2019
Steadfast Love
2 Thessalonians 3:1-5;
James 4:1-10
 
January 13, 2019
Humility in Love
John 21:1-14
 
January 20, 2019
Good from Bad
Philippians 1:12-21
 
January 27, 2019
Sacrificial Love
Philippians 2;1-11
 
February 3, 2019
Eyes on the Prize
Philippians 3:7-14
 
Unit III, Love Songs that Glorify God
 
February 10, 2019
Some Things Never Change
Psalm 48:1-3, 9-14
 
February 17, 2019
Makes Me Want To Shout
:Psalm 1-9, 16-20
 
February 24, 2019
You’re in Good Hands
Psalm 91:1-8; 11-16