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 LOCALCHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: GOD PROMISED TO BE WITH US
Printed Text: Ezekiel 34:23-31 (NIV)
Key Verse: Ezekiel 34:23 (NIV)
I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary 2011
People are searching for tranquility and wholeness. Where can these things be found? A lasting relationship with God and an assurance that God is with us meets our deepest need.
God promised to meet the basic needs of His people Israel for food, water and security. The people of God were living through their worst nightmare. Yet, in the midst of their darkest moments God offered a word of hope through the prophets. Christians are an extension of the Lord Jesus Christ. We live in a world that has been broken by economic hardship, war, disease, crime, and family disintegration. All of these and many other problems have contributed to the feeling of hopelessness by millions of people in American and billions around the world. One of our responsibilities as believers is to minister to the hurting (See Matthew 25:31); Hebrews 6:10. As we reach out to the hurting, we show the world that God is alive and that His love extends to all people. How do we preach and teach the Gospel today? Our witness is credible to the extent that we live out what we preach and teach.
Lord God, we beseech You by the presence of the Holy Spirit to make us more like Your Son Jesus Christ. May the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit fill our lives with compassion for the weak, the lost and the hurting. In Jesus’ name. Amen