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Unit 2: Visions of Granduer
Standard Lesson Commentary
International Sunday School Lessons
Uniform Series international Bible Lessons for Christian Teaching
November 2nd - Lesson 9 - God’s Glory Fills the Temple
Devotional Reading: Psalm 138
Background Scripture: Ezekiel 40:1-43:12
Printed Text: Ezekiel 43:1-12
Key Verse: The glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house. - Ezekiel 43:4,5
Central Thought: God’s presence filled both Solomon’s temple and Ezekial’s visionary temple. A Christian, whose body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 16:9), must live in a holy manner worthy of God’s glory.
Thought to Remember: God’s glory is in a temple, and Christians are that temple.
November 9th - Lesson 10 - The Alter Offers Hope
Devotional Reading: Psalm 130, 131
Background Scripture: Ezekiel 43:10-46:24
Printed Text: Ezekiel 43:13-21
Key Verse: When these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord God. - Ezekiel 43:27
Central Thought: Ezekiel’s vision of an altar brought hope to him and to God’s people in exile. The cross was the altar on which Jesus, the once-for-all perfect sacrifice (Hebrews 7:27), gave His life as the ultimate sin offering.
Thought to Remember: The cross of Christ is the altar and anchor of our hope.
November 16th - Lesson 11 - Water from the Sanctuary Gives Life
Devotional Reading: Psalm 1
Background Scripture: Ezekiel 47:1-12
Printed Text: Ezekiel 47:1-12
Key Verse: It shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. - Ezekiel 47:9
Central Thought: Ezekiel has a vision of water from the temple that brought life to the desert. Jesus said, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit)” (John 7:38, 39).
Thought to Remember: Let the living waters flow through you!
November 23rd - Lesson 12 - Inheritance Marks a New Beginning
Devotional Reading: Psalm 51:1-13
Background Scripture: Ezekiel 47:13-23; Acts 2:37-47
Printed Text: Ezekiel 47:13-23
Key Verse: Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. - Acts 2:38
Central Thought: God offered hope to his exiled people through Ezekiel’s vision of an inheritance restored. Christians have “an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away” (1 Peter 1:4) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Thought to Remember: Your inheritance in Christ can be everyone else’s as well.
November 30th - Lesson 13 - Good News Brings Rejoicing
Devotional Reading: Psalm 42:5-11
Background Scripture: Isaiah 52:1, 2, 7-12; Psalm 33
Printed Text: Isaiah 52:1, 2, 7-12
Key Verse: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Central Thought: The remnant of Israel was allowed to return from exile. They would rejoice in doing so, but rejoicing in the fullest sense could not occur until the Messiah came in fulfillment of all that Isaiah and the other prophets predicted.
Thought to Remember: Our God reigns!
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