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?