Fall Quarter 2021

 

Faith on Trial

Learning God’s Holiness

September 5    Ordination of Aaron and His Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leviticus 8:1-13

September 12   Death of Nadab and Abihu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leviticus 10:1-7

September 19   The Day of Atonement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leviticus 16:1-16

September 26   A Blasphemer Stoned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leviticus 24:10-23

 

Seeing God’s Faithfulness

October 3  Complaints About Manna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Numbers 11:4-6, 10-23

October 10   God Sends Quail and Plague . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Numbers 11:24-35

October 17   Miriam and Aaron Oppose Moses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Numbers 12:1-16

October 24   The Mission of Twelve Spies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Numbers 13:1-3, 17-20, 25-33

 

Taking God Seriously

October 31   Rebellion of the People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Numbers 14:1-12

November 7   Moses’ Prayer and God’s Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Numbers 14:13-24

November 14   Korah’s Rebellion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Numbers 16:1-14

November 21   Judgment on the Rebellion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Numbers 16:23-35

November 28   Water from the Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Numbers 20:1-13

 

This quarter we are going to embark on an exciting journey that will cover many miles of territory over a period of nearly four decades. Where else can you cover forty years in thirteen weeks besides in Sunday school?

Unit I centers on the holiness of God, as God establishes His holiness before the Israelites after He brought them out of Egypt. Lesson 1 covers the ordination of Aaron and his sons as the priests under God’s covenant with Israel. Lesson 2 deals with the sudden deaths of two of Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, because they failed to treat God as holy.

In lesson 3, the Day of Atonement is described and established as the holiest day on the Hebrew calendar, with specific instructions for how the high priest was to conduct his duties. Lesson 4 discusses the consequences for blaspheming against God’s name.

The second unit deals with seeing God’s faithfulness. The lessons here teach us that God is faithful even when we are not. In lesson 5, we find the people complaining about the manna, the special food God faithfully provided for them during their wilderness travels. In lesson 6, we see that the attitudes of the people did not improve. When they would not stop complaining, God sent them quail in abundance to eat, but this blessing quickly turned into a plague among the people.

Lesson 7 recounts that Miriam and Aaron joined in the complaining against Moses. They attempted to usurp his authority until they faced dire consequences. Lesson 8 concludes the second unit with a study about the mission of the twelve spies Moses sent out into Canaan to inspect the land.

In unit III, we see the importance of taking God seriously at all times. The rebellion of the people against the will of God is detailed in lesson 9, as the Israelites believed a negative report and refused to enter the Promised Land.

Lesson 10 covers Moses’ intercessory prayer for the people and shows the merciful nature of God while not compromising His holiness. Lesson 11 shows us that God will not long tolerate rebellion from people and that it is never wise to challenge the authority of God or those whom He calls into leadership.

Lesson 12 explains how judgment fell on those who rebelled against God, and lesson 13 teaches that even those who are in positions of authority are not above doing as the Lord commands.