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Making disciples through "events that form and transform"

We are providing these notes from the Committee on Uniform Series that prepares associated Sunday School lesson outlines long in advance of their usage.  Included in this Guide are thoughts that are reflected in the Lesson Development Guide for writers of Sunday school lessons and the recommended commentary of the Department of Christian Education, The New International Lesson Annual published by Abingdon Press Nashville, Tennessee.
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September 7, 2014

A Vision of the Future
Jeremiah 30:1-3, 18-22


Unifying Principle (Focus)

People often find themselves in situations where they feel lost and alone.  How do they regain a sense of belonging?  Jeremiah tells of God’s promise to restore the fortunes of the people, Israel and Judah, and to reestablish the covenant with them.



Goals for the Learners

To review God’s written promise to restore the people and the land of Israel and Judah as of old.

To imagine and express the feelings of safety in a community that has great promise for the future.

To plan a way to invite persons who are not a part of the covenant community to become members of the church and Sunday school.


Lesson Challenges for the Week


Pray about the person(s) you feel God is leading you to invite to class.  Think about how you might approach this person in a winsome, appealing way.

Research the prophet Jeremiah.  What do you learn about the man, his times, and his message?  How do you think you might have responded to him?

Identify some groups for whom the present seems hopeless.  What might you be able to do to help these people—perhaps the hungry, homeless, lonely, ill-feel that they are cared about and belong?

Sunday School Guides
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May 27, 2012:  The Way, The Truth, And The Life

May 20, 2012:  The Resurrection and the Life

May 13, 2012:  The Good Shepherd

May 6, 2012:  The Bread of Life

April 29, 2012:  Healing The Blind Man

April 22, 2012:  Woman of Samaria

April 15, 2012:  Cleansing the Temple

April 8, 2012:  The Living Word

April 1, 2012:  Jesus Testifies To The Truth

March 25, 2012:  God’s Word Saves

March 18, 2012:  The Wedding At Cana

March 11, 2012:  The Word Became Flesh

March 4, 2012:  Wisdom’s Part in Creation

February 26, 2012:  Fruits of Redemption

February 19, 2012:  Heirs To The Promise

February 12, 2012:  Freed From Law Through Christ

February 5, 2012:  Justified by Faith in Christ

January 29, 2012:  Out of Egypt

January 22, 2012:  Joseph Transmits Abraham’s Promise

January 15, 2012:  God Preserves A Remnant

January 8, 2012:  Joseph Finds Favor

January 1, 2012:  God Watches Over Joseph

December 25, 2011:  According To The Promise

December 18, 2011:  The Lord Provides

December 11, 2011:  A Promise To Abraham

December 4, 2011:  A Blessing For All Nations

November 27, 2011:  Facing Life Without Worry

November 20, 2011:  Praying As God's People

November 13, 2011:  Loving As God's People

November 6, 2011:  Forgiving As God's People

October 23, 2011:  Tradition and Love

October 16, 2011:  Wisdom and Aging

October 9, 2011:  The Superiority of Wisdom