Posts by John Stephen Smith (Page 2)

Men and Women of the Bible: Esau

Lesson Twenty: Esau, A Profane Person Lesson Text: Genesis 27:30-41 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Esau. Memory Verse: Hebrews 12:16 Lesson Readings: Genesis 25-28:9 Genesis 32-33 Genesis 35-36 Romans 9:10-16 Hebrews 11:20 Hebrews 12:14-17 Fact Questions: Who is Esau? What does his name mean? Genesis 25:25 By what other name was Esau called? Why? Genesis 25:30 What were the main pursuits of Esau’s life? Genesis 25:27 What great men had an influence on Esau’s…

Men and Women of the Bible: Jacob

Lesson Nineteen: Jacob, From sup-planter to Prince of God Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for living from the experiences of Jacob. Lesson Text: Genesis 25:29-34 NKJV Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom. 31 But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.” 32 And…

Men and Women of the Bible: Rebekah

Lesson Eighteen: Rebekah, the Mother of Thousands of Millions Lesson Text: Genesis 25:19-28 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Rebekah. Memory Verse: Genesis 24:60 Lesson Readings: Genesis 24-27 Genesis 49:31 Romans 9:10-13 Fact Questions: Who was Rebekah? What does her name mean? Genesis 25:20 Isaac was 40 years old when he took Rebekah as wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian How did she come to…

Men and Women of the Bible: Eliezer

Lesson Seventeen: Eliezer, Faithful as a Servant Lesson Text: Genesis 24:1-67 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Eliezer. Memory Verse: Genesis 15:2-3 Lesson Readings: Genesis 15:1-21 Genesis 24:1-67 Fact Questions: Who is Eliezer? (Genesis 15:2) What does his name mean? How did Abraham regard Eliezer prior to the birth of Isaac? (Genesis 15:2-3) What was God’s answer to Abraham’s concerns on this matter? (Genesis 15:4-6) Nearly fifty years later, what does Abraham ask Eliezer to…

Men and Women of the Bible: Isaac

Lesson Sixteen: Isaac, The Son of Promise Lesson Text: Genesis 22:1-18 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Isaac. Memory Verse: Galatians 4:28 Lesson Readings: Genesis 17, 21, 22, 25:19-28:5, and 35:27-29 Romans 9:6-16 Galatians 4:22-31 Hebrews 11:8-20 Fact Questions: Who is Isaac? Genesis 17:15-19 NKJV Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16 And I will bless her and…

Men and Women of the Bible: Ishmael

Lesson Fifteen: Ishmael, The Son of the Bondwoman Lesson Text: Genesis 21:9-21 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Ishmael. Memory Verse: Galatians 4:29 NKJV But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. Lesson Readings: Genesis 16:1 – 17:1-27 Gen. 21:9-21 Gen. 25:5-18 Gen.28:9 Gen. 36:1-5 Galatians 4:22-31 Fact Questions: Who Is Ishmael? What Does His Name Mean? cf.…

Men and Women of the Bible: Hagar

Lesson Fourteen: Hagar, the Bondwoman Lesson Text: Genesis 16:1-16 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Hagar. Memory Verse: Galatians 4:30-31 NKJV Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the free-woman.” 31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free. Lesson Readings: Genesis 16:1-16; 21:9-21 Galatians 4:1-31 Fact Questions: Who…

Men and Women of the Bible: Melchizedek

Lesson Thirteen: Melchizedek, Made Unto the Son of God Lesson Text: Genesis 14:1-20 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Melchizedek. Memory Verse: Hebrews 7:1-3 NKJV For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king…

Men and Women of the Bible: Lot’s Wife

Lesson Twelve: Remember Lot’s Wife Lesson Text: Genesis 19:1-26 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Lot’s wife. Memory Verse: Luke 17:32 NKJV “Remember Lot’s wife.” Lesson Readings: Genesis 13:1-13; 14:1-16; 19:1-26 Luke 17:20-37 Fact Questions: How is Lot’s wife remembered by Jesus? What is her name? Luke 17:32; Genesis 19:26 NKJV But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. Where is Lot’s wife first mentioned in Scripture? What may…

Men and Women of the Bible: Lot

Lesson Eleven: Righteous Lot Lesson Text: Genesis 13:1-13 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Lot. Memory Verse: 2 Peter 2:7-8 NKJV …and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked 8 (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard)… Lesson Readings: Genesis 12:1-5; 13:1-13; 14:1-24; 19:1-38 Luke 17:28-32 2 Peter 2:1-9…