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THE SPIRIT COMES
Standard Lesson Commentary
International Sunday School Lessons
Uniform Series international Bible Lessons for Christian Teaching
Unit 3: One in the Bond of Love
The four lessons of our final unit are largely drawn from 1 Corinthians 12-14, three of the most important chapters in the Bible when it comes to learning about the Holy Spirit. The church in Corinth was both a dynamic place where the activity of the Spirit was evident and a troubled place where misunderstandings and personal conflicts threatened the unity of the body.
To correct this, Paul taught the Corinthians that excitement over gifts of the Spirit was no substitute or excuse for lack of love or disunity. The presence of the Holy Spirit was essential, but so was human cooperation with Him.
May 3rd - Lesson 10 - Work Together for the Truth
Devotional Reading: 2 Timothy 2:14-19
Background Scripture: 3 John
Printed Text: 3 John
Key Verse: We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth. - 3 John 8
Thought to Remember: Hospitality between Christians builds a bond that strengthens ministry and contributes to the mission of spreading the truth of the gospel to all.
May 10th - Lesson 11 - Gifts of the Spirit
Devotional Reading: Romans 12:1-8
Background Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Printed Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Key Verse: The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. - 1 Corinthians 12:7
Thought to Remember: Spirituality is not a competitive event but a cooperative venture. The Spirit distributes His gifts so that believers are compelled to rely on each other in unity. The Spirit of Christ compels us to become like Christ.
May 17th - Lesson 12 - One Body, Many Members
Devotional Reading: Galatians 3:23-29
Background Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Printed Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Key Verse: By one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. - 1 Corinthians 12:13
Thought to Remember: As members of Christ’s body, we learn to treasure differences among us, to rely on those unlike ourselves, to celebrate what God can do when we unite in the power of His Spirit and in the name of His Son.
May 24th - Lesson 13 - Gift of Languages
Devotional Reading: Deuteronomy 4:32-40
Background Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:1-25
Printed Text: 1 Corinthians 14:1-25
Key Verse: What is it then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. - 1 Corinthians 14:15
Thought to Remember: Some of the Corinthians sought their own prestige. We need to consider how we use the abilities that God’s Spirit have given us. We need to give careful thought to act in the name of Christ to strengthen the whole church.
May 31st - Lesson 14 - The Greatest is Love
Devotional Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21
Background Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13
Printed Text: 1 Corinthians 13
Key Verse: And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. - 1 Corinthians 13:13
Thought to Remember: We need to see each other as God sees us: of great worth despite the way we fail and disappoint. In loving others as God loves us, we gain a glimpse of what life, what eternal life, is all about.
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