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 “Confident Hope.”
The study this quarter looks at God’s gift of faith as the source of hope. Lessons from the Gospels illuminate hope and faith in the teachings and miracles of Jesus. Lessons from the Espistles show how the early church understood God’s gift of salvation through faith in Christ as the source of hope.
Unit 1, “Jesus Teaches about Faith,” is comprised of five lessons that reveal the hope and faith that comes through Jesus’ teachings and miracles. The lessons from the book of Matthew demonstrate that faith in God is the primary source of hope and confidence. The miracles in the books of Mark and Luke illustrate the power of faith.
Unit II, “Faith and Salvation,” has four lessons that explore in Paul’s letter to the Romans his understanding about the hope of salvation through faith. The letter teaches that God’s righteousness is revealed in those who live by faith. Paul illustrates faith through the example of Abraham. Paul unpacks the teaching about being reconciled to God by justification through faith and teaches that salvation is for all.
Unit III, “Faith Gives Us Hope,” has four lessons that focus on faith as being essential for the hope of eternal life. Hebrews defines faith in Christ as a basis for hope and tells how faith in Christ gives hope that helps people persevere in all circumstances. The book of 1 John promises that faith conquers the world. The book of 2 Corinthians teaches about hope in God’s gift of eternal life.
Unit 1: Jesus Teaches about Faith
June 6, 2021
No Worries
Matthew 6:25-34
June 13, 2021
Calming the Storm
Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-4; Luke 8:22-25
June 20, 2021
A Healing Touch
Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56
June 27, 2021
An Amazing Feat
Matthew 14:22-33
July 4, 2021
Expressing Thanks
Leviticus 13:45-46; Luke 17:11-19
Unit II:  Faith and Salvation
July 11, 2021
A Gift to Strengthen You
Romans 1:8-17
July 18, 2021
Seeking Assurance
Romans 4:1-12
July 25, 2021
Seeking Reconciliation
Romans  5:1-11
August 1, 2021
Seeking Confidence
Romans 10:5-17
Unit III: Faith Gives us Hope
August 8, 2021
The Examples of Heroes
 Hebrews 11:1-8, 13-16
August 15, 2021
Keep Going
Hebrews 10:23-36
August 22, 2021
Perfect Love
1 John 4:2-3, 13-17; 5:4-4
August 29, 2021
Be Confident
2 Corinthians 4:16-18; 5:1-10