Summer Quarter 2022

 

Servants and Healers

 

Faithful to Serve

June 5    Samuel’s Call and Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I Samuel 3:1-9, 19-20; 7:3-5, 10, 12

June 12   Isaiah’s Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isaiah 6:1-8

June 19   Asaph’s Lament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Psalms 73:1-3, 12-13, 16-18, 21-26

June 26   The Service of Godly Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ezra 6:13-22

 

Faithful to Prophesy

July 3   Haggai Calls for Faithful Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Haggai 1:1-11

July 10   Micah Stands Firm for God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Micah 2:4-11

July 17   Habakkuk Praises God’s Faithfulness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Habakkuk 2:1-5; 3:17-19

July 24   Ezekiel Brings Hope to Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ezekiel 37:1-14

 

Faithful to Heal

July 31   Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Luke 7:1-10

August 7   Jesus Heals Two Demoniacs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew 8:23-34

August 14   A Lame Man Healed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Acts 3:1-16

August 21   Ananias Heals Saul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Acts 9:10-20

August 28   Miracles on Malta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Acts 28:1-10

 

God demonstrates His power and authority in a number of ways—through His creation, through His Word, and through His people. In the Scriptures, we see a number of examples of godly men and women glorifying the Lord through steadfast ministries, prophecies on His behalf, and even miraculous healing. The God of Creation uses all these means to glorify Himself.

In unit I of our quarter, we specifically look at faithful servants. We see some big names like Samuel, who was dedicated to God’s service for his entire life, and Isaiah, a prophet whose ministry was fueled by supernatural knowledge of God’s holiness. We also learn from lesser-known servants: we observe how the Psalmist Asaph remains faithful even when he sees the wicked prosper, and we see how God used many types of godly servants to rebuild His temple and restore the worship of His people.

In unit II, we look at the ministries of the prophets. While we examine difficult messages of repentance and rebuke that Haggai and Micah were commanded to deliver to God’s people, we find messages of hope through Habakkuk and Ezekiel. Both showed God’s people that He is faithful to fulfill His promises even in the midst of suffering.

The first two lessons of our last unit, which is on healers, shows us God’s most faithful servant—His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus performed healings on earth to show the power of God’s heavenly kingdom and to give weight to the gospel message. We see that He accepted anyone who approached Him in faith.

The last three lessons of our quarter focus on the church after Christ’s ascension. God also used His followers to perform healings to bolster the gospel message, bringing a variety of believers into His family. In these three lessons, God uses His servants to restore a lame man who was rejected by society, convert a Pharisee who was persecuting the church, and reveal God’s glory to a whole tribe on Malta.

Faithful ministry, prophecy, and healing all contributed to the growth of the gospel message. Through these lessons, we can see that God can use any means, humble or dramatic, to display His glory. However, He almost always uses one particular tool—His people. Learn to serve Him faithfully today, and He will use you for His glory too.