SUNDAY SCHOOL WEEKLY OVERVIEW – 06/17/2012
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW WILL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 91ST EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: CELEBRATE JUBILEE
Printed Text: Leviticus 25:8-12, 25, 35-36
Key Verse: Leviticus 25:10(NIV)
Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary 2011
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Some people are oppressed because of the unjust circumstances into which they are born and live. How can all people be treated fairly regardless of their life circumstances? By observing a Year of Jubilee, those who were oppressed were given the means for making a fresh start.
On the surface, one would assume that this ancient practice of Jubilee would have no application to Christians living in the twenty-first century. However, it is clear that the principles outlined are applicable to every age and in every country. One of the biggest challenges that all societies have is the concentration of wealth into the hands of the privileged few. The poor, the disenfranchised, and the politically disconnected continue to struggle just as much in developed nations as they do in the developing countries. God’s will is that all men and women would be treated equally and fairly.
Jubilee – refers to the institution of a fiftieth-year celebration ordained by God.
Lord God, we pray that we might learn how to be just and kind to those who are our employees and how to honor You by standing up for rights of the poor. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen