Mid Week Connection (Page 3)

Men and Women of the Bible: Lamech

Lesson Six: Two Men Named Lamech, A Study In Contrasts Lesson Text: Genesis 4:16-26 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of two very different men named Lamech. Memory Verse: Luke 3:36 NKJV the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech. Lesson Readings: Genesis 4:16-26 Genesis 5:26-31 NKJV After he begot Lamech, Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters. 27…

Men and Women of the Bible: Enoch

Lesson Five: Enoch, He Pleased God Lesson Text: Genesis 5:1-32 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Enoch. Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:5 Lesson Readings: Genesis 5:1-32 1 Chronicles 1:1-3 NKJV Adam, Seth, Enosh, 2 Cainan, Mahalalel, Jared, 3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech. Luke 3:23-38 Luke 3:36-38 NKJV the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the…

Men and Women of the Bible: Abel

Lesson Four: Righteous Abel Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Abel. Lesson Text: Genesis 4:1-8 NKJV Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the LORD.” 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in the process of time it came to pass that…

Men and Women of the Bible: Cain

Lesson Three: Cain, His Works Were Evil Lesson Text: Genesis 4:1-24 Lesson Aim: Learn important life lessons from the experiences of Cain Memory Verse: 1 John 3:11-12 NKJV For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous. Lesson Readings: Genesis 4:1-24 Hebrews 11:4…

Men and Women of the Bible: Eve

Lesson Two: Eve, the Mother of All Living Lesson Text: Genesis 3:1-24 Lesson Aim: Learn important life lessons from the experiences of Eve Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 11:3 NKJV But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. Lesson Readings: Genesis 1-3 1 Corinthians 14:34 2 Corinthians 11:1-3 1 Timothy 2:9-15 Fact Questions: How did the creation of the woman differ from the…

Men and Women of the Bible: Adam

Lesson One: Adam, The Son of God Lesson Text: Genesis 2:8-25 Lesson Aim: Learn important life lessons from the experiences of Adam Memory Verse: Luke 3:38 Lesson Readings: Genesis 1-3, 4:1, 25, 5:1-5 Deuteronomy 32:8 1 Chronicles 1:1 Job 31:33 Luke 3:38 1 Romans 5:14 1 Corinthians 15:22, 45 1 Timothy 2:13, 14 Jude 14 Fact Questions: After What Manner & In What Order Did God Create Man? Genesis 1:26-27 What Did God Call The Man Whom He Made? Genesis…

Hypocrisy: Declaring good to be bad

Luke 13:10-17 A major conflict between Jesus and Israel’s leaders focused on his “violation” of Sabbath rules and regulations every devout Israelite was expected to honor. In the Ten Commandments God gave Israel at Sinai [shortly after Israel was delivered from Egypt], God instructed Israel to keep the Sabbath [Saturday] holy. They were to keep the Sabbath holy by doing no work on that day. The command was specific: “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but…

Hypocrisy: Distorted Priorities

Mark 12:13-17 Decade’s ago, in the period of the writer’s early life as minister, he had “imaginary conversations.” Mentally he would place himself in specific circumstances. Usually those circumstances revolved around someone who disagreed with a conclusion he reached or a conviction he held. He would imagine a hostile confrontation with an imaginary antagonist. In that confrontation, his mind’s “ear” would hear charges or accusations. Then he would consider how he would react to the charge. Commonly, he would search…

Hypocrisy: Wake up! Open your eyes!

Luke 12:54-57 People can be extremely observant and incredibly blind at the same moment! The manner in which humans can be extremely sensitive to their environment and incredible clueless about eternal realities at the same moment can be frustrating in the extreme. All of us can have acute awareness of matters of [at most] limited significance while being completely oblivious to matters of eternal significance. This quirk in human sensitivity profoundly frustrated Jesus. He said, “You people can predict weather…

Hypocrisy: The horror of the Pharisees’ mistakes

Matthew 23:29-36 Rather than a verse by verse analysis, this lesson seeks to focus attention on a problem of the scribes and Pharisees that deeply offended God. The problem was deeply rooted in Israel’s history and in the scribes and Pharisees’ self-concept. Israel had hundreds of years of history in rebelling against God. Though the scribes and Pharisees devoutly believed they were God’s people, they were in fact continuing Israel’s history of rebellion. Israel’s history of rebellion began be-fore they…