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The Word Saves

Lesson 7 

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Summer 2022

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By: RLD Editorial Team 

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July 17, 2022

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Lesson Focus:

Believe Jesus’ words and follow Him to eternal life.

Bible Basis:

John 12:44–50

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Believe Jesus’ words and follow Him to eternal life.

These videos and materials are for your personal use.
If you show videos in class, be sure to have the necessary rights to do so.

Music Video, Traditional: “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” by The Riverside Choir
Music Video, Multicultural: “The Blessing” by Freddy Washington and Emily Toce
Music Video, Contemporary: “What a Good God” by Paul Baloche
Guzik’s Commentary on John 12
Ellicott’s Commentary on John 12
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on John 12

Memory Verse:

46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
—John 12:46

Step 1:

Believe Jesus’ words and follow Him to eternal life.

Materials Needed:

  • None

CAN’T BELIEVE IT
After a 21-year dry spell, the Colorado Avalanche NHL hockey team won the Stanley Cup last month, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. After the victory celebration on the ice, with the Avs team posing for the camera beside the big metal statue, the Stanley Cup was taken away so it could later be delivered to the home of the Avs team captain, Gabriel Landeskog. Unfortunately, the delivery team couldn’t read the street address in front of the houses and accidentally delivered it to the wrong home. “I couldn’t believe it!” said Kit Karbler, the temporary holder of the Stanley Cup. “I knew that we had Avalanche players that lived in the neighborhood, but I didn’t know how close!” After much friendly laughter and a rare photo op, the delivery team took the trophy to its rightful resting place next door.

MUST BELIEVE IT
Jesus came into the world as its light—and as the perfect representation of His Father. He brought into the family of God all those who believed Jesus had been sent by Him. He also believed that every word His Father gave Him to say led to eternal life, so He carefully delivered each one to His hearers exactly as He’d received them from God.

Questions

  • What’s the funniest story you know of something delivered to the wrong person—or of the wrong thing delivered to the right person?
  • When have you had to be absolutely certain that you delivered a message with perfect accuracy?
  • Which command(s) of God did Jesus deliver that lead to eternal life?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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