Hampton Roads SDA Church

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Revelation 14:12

Weekly Sabbath School Lesson

 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.   II Timothy 2:15


First Quarter 2023: Managing for the Master – Till He Comes

In the more than two thousand verses in the Scriptures that deal with money and possessions and our attitude toward them, God gives practical instruction on how to live above the stresses of life and to manage in financially faithful ways what we have been given.

In this quarter’s lessons, we will study God’s ideal in our relationship with Him and clearly see how we can develop a trust so deep that we will remain faithful to Him, even when we can’t buy or sell. (See Rev. 13:17.) But this kind of faith does not come overnight; by faithfully managing what God has given us, we can be prepared, even now, for whatever comes our way. God is the One with the resources, and when we work with Him, He allows us to handle them for Him. The Savior’s purpose is that human beings, purified and sanctified, shall be His helping hand.

From a merely secular perspective, we live in very challenging and stressful times. However, our Christian worldview gives us confidence and hope as we see the signs Jesus gave to let us know that the great climax of human history, the second coming of Christ, is very near—even at the door. We pray that these practical lessons will deepen your faith and trust in God and encourage you to be a faithful manager for Him.

Lesson 4: Offerings for Jesus

*January 21–27

Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Cor. 9:6, 7; Deut. 16:17; 1 Chron. 16:29; Ps. 116:12–18; Mark 12:41–44; Mark 14:3–9.

Memory Text: “What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me? I will take up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows to the His people” (Psalm 116:12–14, NKJV).

 

* Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, January 28