Theme for the Quarter
JUSTICE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
In this quarter, justice is portrayed as a primary characteristic of God’s nature.
Human beings are called to emulate God’s justice toward one another.
The units remind us that: Human interpretations of the Law must not conflict with mercy and justice as acted out in our daily lives; Jesus’ teachings on God’s justice include Him calling the leaders to practice and understand the universality of God’s justice and mercy; and
Paul teaches about just and merciful behaviors.
Comprehensive Bible Study by David C. Cook
Theme for the Month of July:
JESUS CALLS FOR JUSTICE AND MERCY
July 1 – PARABLE OF THE UNFORGIVING SERVANT
LESSON FOCUS: Forgive others as God forgave you.
July 8 – JESUS CRITICIZES UNJUST LEADERS
Matthew 23:1-4: 23: 23-26
LESSON FOCUS: God wants us to practice justice, mercy, and faithfulness.
July 15 – THE WIDOW AND THE UNJUST JUDGE
LESSON FOCUS: Persist in prayer, confident in God’s justice.
July 22 – ENTERING GOD’S KINGDOM
LESSON FOCUS: Jesus is the narrow door into the Kingdom.
July 29 – PARABLE OF THE GREAT DINNER
LESSON FOCUS: There is no good excuse for missing the Kingdom.