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Adult Bible Studies Fall 2022 Teacher/Commentary Kit

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Adult Bible Studies Fall 2022 Teacher/Commentary Kit - Theme Freedom

Hundreds of thousands of people each week have transformative encounters with God through Adult Bible Studies—Bible-based, Christ-focused Sunday school lessons and midweek Bible studies endorsed by the Curriculum Resources Committee of the The United Methodist Church.

Adult Bible Studies, Fall 2022
Theme: Freedom
This fall, our Bible lessons follow the theme “Freedom.” The lessons explore the concept of salvation and God’s gracious acts in redeeming us. They challenge we who have experienced God’s gracious salvation to work for freedom and justice on behalf of others. They acknowledge that as we do, we will encounter those whose beliefs and values are different from our own, so they encourage us in ways to remain faithful to our beliefs while we act as neighbors to others.
Unit 1
Rescue
The concept of salvation is broad and inclusive of many divine actions by which we are rescued from the human predicament. This lessons in this unit focus on the freedom to which we are liberated. In the Roman world, the freer you were, the more power you exercised over others. Today, we think of freedom as the ability to do whatever we want without restrictions. In the Bible, freedom is about being able to choose without restriction to whom or what we devote ourselves. Paul described that choice as servitude to sin or becoming a slave to Christ.
Scriptures: Exodus 1:1-2:10; Exodus 15:1-18; Exodus 17:1-16; Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Spiritual Practice: Living With Intentionality

Unit 2
Justice
In the commandments that God gave in the covenant at Sinai, God repeatedly called the Israelites to extend justice and share their blessings with widows, orphans, and strangers in their midst. This triad represented the most vulnerable people within ancient society. Widows, orphans, and strangers appear frequently throughout the Old and New Testament narratives in ways that illustrate this divine mandate. The measure of justice or righteousness found throughout Scripture is whether one cares for the “widow, the orphan, and the stranger.” The lessons in this unit invite us to ask ourselves, who are the most vulnerable in our society? Who in our community are excluded from the common good? Who has trouble providing for themselves or gaining access to the courts and public services?
Scriptures: James 2:14-17, Exodus 22:21-27; 1 Kings 17:8-24, Luke 21:1-4; John 9:1-7, 35-38; Luke 18:1-8; Ezekiel 47:21-23
Spiritual Practice: Awareness
Unit 3
Faithful Conversations
We increasingly find ourselves living in communities and working with people from diverse backgrounds. While we may not agree with the beliefs of others, we seek peaceable and neighborly relationships. This lessons in this unit explore the models for neighborly conversations with people of various faith traditions.
Scriptures: Acts 17:16-31; 2 Kings 5:1-19; Exodus 18:1, 13-27; Romans 14:13-19
Spiritual Practice: Listening
Adult Bible Study components include:
Student Book
Published quarterly, each week's Student Book lesson lists background Scripture, features key verses, provides reliable and relevant biblical explanation and application, and more, in a readable font size that is accessible to everyone.

Teacher Book
The Teacher Book provides small-group leaders with additional biblical background and exposition and suggestions for guiding group discussion for each quarterly theme.

Video-DVD
Does your group enjoy watching videos to generate conversation around Bible studies? Video sessions directly correspond to the Adult Bible Studies quarter’s theme and content and features a segment for each Bible lesson.

Visit AdultBibleStudies.com and sign up for the weekly newsletter to automatically receive the FREE Current Events Supplement and other information about these resources and more!

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Hundreds of thousands of people each week have transformative encounters with God through Adult Bible Studies

Hundreds of thousands of people each week have
transformative encounters with God through Adult Bible
Studies—Bible-based, Christ-focused Sunday school lessons and midweek
Bible studies endorsed by the Curriculum Resources Committee of the The
United Methodist Church. In 2020, we reintroduced printed focal Bible
passages in both the Student and Teacher books. Lessons follow the
church seasons, including Advent and Lent, and include suggestions for
developing spiritual practices to help nurture your faith.

Published
quarterly, each week's Student Book lesson lists background Scripture,
features key verses, provides reliable and relevant biblical explanation
and application, and more, in a readable font size that is accessible
to everyone.

Visit AdultBibleStudies.com and sign up for the FREE weekly newsletter to automatically receive the FREE Current Events Supplement and other information about these resources and more!


Fall Theme: Belong

Unit 1. Outside In (September 2021)

Sociologists
studying the story of the early church often attribute the growth of
the church to the sense of belonging that it offered people in a world
where belonging was limited to those with things such as property, high
status, and/or birthright. This unit looks at the various ways that the
Bible makes clear how we belong to God’s people even when we appear to
be outsiders. Several of the sessions point out where we as human beings
insert distinctions that restrict membership within the community of
Christ.

Unit 2. Into the Future (October 2021)

After over 2000 years of existence as an institution, we can easily take for granted that we know what the church is. This unit invites readers to look at it from the view of the community living into the future. The Greek word for church, ekklesia, is not a word that the first members of the church associated with a religious activity. The
world signifies the assembly of the people of God. It is instructive to
look at what their understanding of the purpose of assembling as a
group signified, how it has shaped our understanding of church, and how
reading these texts might renew and expand our understanding.

Unit 3. The Fellowship of the Table (November 2021)

The
opening of God’s people to both Jews and Greeks, men and women, masters
and slaves required people previously unaccustomed to eating together
to sit down at a common table. When we look at the Gospel narratives, we
see Jesus modeling open table fellowship. In this unit, we will look at
the significance of the practice of open table fellowship in the church
as a sign of God’s shared abundance, ministry of reconciliation, and
celebration.


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Adult Bible Studies Fall 2022 Teacher/Commentary Kit - Theme Freedom

Hundreds of thousands of people each week have transformative encounters with God through Adult Bible Studies—Bible-based, Christ-focused Sunday school lessons and midweek Bible studies endorsed by the Curriculum Resources Committee of the The United Methodist Church.

Adult Bible Studies, Fall 2022
Theme: Freedom
This fall, our Bible lessons follow the theme “Freedom.” The lessons explore the concept of salvation and God’s gracious acts in redeeming us. They challenge we who have experienced God’s gracious salvation to work for freedom and justice on behalf of others. They acknowledge that as we do, we will encounter those whose beliefs and values are different from our own, so they encourage us in ways to remain faithful to our beliefs while we act as neighbors to others.
Unit 1
Rescue
The concept of salvation is broad and inclusive of many divine actions by which we are rescued from the human predicament. This lessons in this unit focus on the freedom to which we are liberated. In the Roman world, the freer you were, the more power you exercised over others. Today, we think of freedom as the ability to do whatever we want without restrictions. In the Bible, freedom is about being able to choose without restriction to whom or what we devote ourselves. Paul described that choice as servitude to sin or becoming a slave to Christ.
Scriptures: Exodus 1:1-2:10; Exodus 15:1-18; Exodus 17:1-16; Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Spiritual Practice: Living With Intentionality

Unit 2
Justice
In the commandments that God gave in the covenant at Sinai, God repeatedly called the Israelites to extend justice and share their blessings with widows, orphans, and strangers in their midst. This triad represented the most vulnerable people within ancient society. Widows, orphans, and strangers appear frequently throughout the Old and New Testament narratives in ways that illustrate this divine mandate. The measure of justice or righteousness found throughout Scripture is whether one cares for the “widow, the orphan, and the stranger.” The lessons in this unit invite us to ask ourselves, who are the most vulnerable in our society? Who in our community are excluded from the common good? Who has trouble providing for themselves or gaining access to the courts and public services?
Scriptures: James 2:14-17, Exodus 22:21-27; 1 Kings 17:8-24, Luke 21:1-4; John 9:1-7, 35-38; Luke 18:1-8; Ezekiel 47:21-23
Spiritual Practice: Awareness
Unit 3
Faithful Conversations
We increasingly find ourselves living in communities and working with people from diverse backgrounds. While we may not agree with the beliefs of others, we seek peaceable and neighborly relationships. This lessons in this unit explore the models for neighborly conversations with people of various faith traditions.
Scriptures: Acts 17:16-31; 2 Kings 5:1-19; Exodus 18:1, 13-27; Romans 14:13-19
Spiritual Practice: Listening
Adult Bible Study components include:
Student Book
Published quarterly, each week's Student Book lesson lists background Scripture, features key verses, provides reliable and relevant biblical explanation and application, and more, in a readable font size that is accessible to everyone.

Teacher Book
The Teacher Book provides small-group leaders with additional biblical background and exposition and suggestions for guiding group discussion for each quarterly theme.

Video-DVD
Does your group enjoy watching videos to generate conversation around Bible studies? Video sessions directly correspond to the Adult Bible Studies quarter’s theme and content and features a segment for each Bible lesson.

Visit AdultBibleStudies.com and sign up for the weekly newsletter to automatically receive the FREE Current Events Supplement and other information about these resources and more!

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