THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 97th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: THE RISEN LORD APPEARS
Adult/Young Adult Topic: TAKING DIRECTIONS
Printed Text: JOHN 21:1-14
Key Verse: JOHN 21:12 (NIV) Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: Sometimes life seems humdrum and unproductive. Where can people recognize purpose and direction for their lives? When the disciples followed guidance given by a man on the shore, they recognized it was Jesus who had given the directions and they joined Him in fellowship.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: There is simply no substitute for a personal experience with the living Lord Jesus. Although we may not be able to literally walk, talk, and dine with Jesus in the flesh, we can commune with Christ in worship and personal devotion. There is a song that says, “Yes, God Is Real”. This is a testimony of a believer that knows without a doubt, that Jesus is real.
PRAYER: Dear LORD, thank you for being so real! So many people doubt you, but we can’t live without you. That is why we love you so, Jesus. You are real to us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.