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Unit 3: Bearing One Another’s Burdens
Standard Lesson Commentary
International Sunday School Lessons
Uniform Series international Bible Lessons for Christian Teaching
August 3rd - Lesson 10 - Comfort in Times of Trouble
Devotional Reading: Psalm 46
Background Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:3-11
Printed Text: 2 Corinthians 1:3-11
Key Verse: Our hope of you in stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. - 2 Corinthians 1:7
Central Thought: Suffering is not a sign that God has abandoned us. In hardships big and small, God is shaping us to be the vessels of His merciful comfort to people who will have experiences like ours.
Thought to Remember: When in trouble, look up.
August 10th - Lesson 11 - Forgiveness and Restoration
Devotional Reading: Luke 17:1-6
Background Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:17
Printed Text: 2 Corinthians 1:23, 24; 2:1-11
Key Verse: To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgive any thing, to whom I forgave it, for our sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ. - 2 Corinthians 2:10
Central Thought: For Christians to announce God’s judgment is a warning that comes from love. The aim is not condemnation, but salvation. God’s people must lovingly and clearly announce how judgment can be replaced with joy.
Thought to Remember: Repentance compels forgiveness.
August 17th - Lesson 12 - Treasure in Earthen Vessels
Devotional Reading: Jude 17-25
Background Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:1-15
Printed Text: 2 Corinthians 4:1-15
Key Verse: We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed. - 2 Corinthians 4:8, 9
Central Thought: The gospel demands that the person who believes and proclaims it must be sincerely committed, oriented to service for others, and ready to endure hardships faithfully.
Thought to Remember: Hardship for Christ is worth it!
August 24th - Lesson 13 - An Appeal for Reconciliation
Devotional Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Background Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:1-7:4
Printed Text: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; 7:1-4
Key Verse: Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. - 2 Corintians 7:2
Central Thought: As Christ endured the cross, so His people endure hardships out of love for others. When estrangements occur, reconciliation is the Christ-honoring response.
Thought to Remember: Work for reconciliation - God did!
August 31st - Lesson 14 - Generosity in the Midst of Proverty
Devotional Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Background Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8, 9
Printed Text: 2 Corinthians 8:1-14
Key Verse: As ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. - 2 Corinthians 8:7
Central Thought: Christian generosity is a tangible expression of the common bond between believers. Because it is based on God’s unchanging grace, one’s giving can be generous regardless of circumstances.
Thought to Remember: You cannot outlive God, but try to do so anyway!
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