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)
In this quarter, we explore the fullness of faith as a response to God’s desire to be in relationship with us. To be “faithless” is to turn away from God—to put trust is something (or someone) other than God. The lessons for this quarter ask these questions: Is your faith steadfast? Are you contending for the faith? In the Old and New Testaments, there are many examples of spiritual fidelity as there are examples of spiritual infidelity. What can today’s Christians draw from these ancient accounts that will help us grow more deeply in faith? The lessons of this quarter guide the learners to a reaffirmation of their confidence in God—because without faith it is impossible to please Him..
Unit 1, “Faith-FULL VERSUS Faith-LESS,” has five lessons drawn from the books of Jude, 2 Corinthians, 1 Peter, Acts and Mark that invite learners to turn the challenges of life into opportunities for nurturing a vibrant faith instead of giving up, turning away from God, or rejecting faith. Jude appeals to us to contend for the faith that was once entrusted to the saints. The second letter to the Corinthians warns Christians to examine themselves to make sure that they are living in the faith. Peter urges his readers to defend their faith with humility, gentleness, and reverence. The book of Acts encourages the church to be obedient to the faith, using Stephen as an example. In the book of Mark, God raised Jesus from the dead and in so doing unlocked the door to Resurrection faith.
Unit II, “The Measure of Faith,” has four lessons drawn from the books of Luke and Matthew to discuss the range of Christian faith. Luke cites four friends who went through various obstacles to get their sick friend to Jesus for healing—and when Jesus saw their faith, He forgave and healed the paralytic. Luke looks at the faith of a centurion who amazed Jesus with his faith, and Jesus acknowledged that He had not found such faith in all Israel; Luke identifies a sinful woman whom Jesus forgave because she had much faith; and Matthew identifies a Canaanite woman recognized by Jesus for her great faith.
Unit III, “Standing in the Faith,” has four lessons drawn from the book of Romans that encourages believers to continue standing in the faith. The first lesson indicates that the righteousness of God comes through believers’ having faith in Jesus Christ. The second lesson provides and example from the life of Abraham. The third lesson explores the meaning of being justified by faith, and the fourth lesson traces faith that comes from what is heard through the word of Christ. Thus, those who are called by Christ’s name are encouraged to confess with their lips , believe in their hears, and stand in faith daily.
Unit 1: Faith-FULL versus Faith-LESS
March 3, 2024
Build Yourselves Up

Jude 17-25

March 10, 2024
Examine Yourself
2 Corinthians 13:5-11

March 17, 2024
Righteous and Humble Actions
1 Peter 3:8-17

March 24, 2024
When the World Is Against Us
Acts 6:7-15
March 31, 2024
Life Beyond Death
Mark 16:1-8
Unit II: The Measure of Faith
April 7, 2024
Helping a Friend in Need

Luke 5:17-26

April 14, 2024
Healed from a Distance

April 21, 2024
How Much Do You Love Me?

Luke 7:36-39, 44-50

April 28, 2024
Help for an Outsider
Matthew 15:21-28

Unit III: Standing in the Faith
May 5, 2024
No need to Boast

Romans 3:21-30

May 12, 2024
For Our Sake

Romans 4:13-25

May 19, 2024
Remaining Strong

Romans 5:1-11

May 26, 2024
Hearing and Believing
Romans 10:1-17