Lesson for April 30, 2022

WALKING AND ABOUNDING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS

Scripture reading: Col. 3rd Chapter.

Memory verse: Col. 3:23.

  1. After being received into the Heavenly family, for what should we always seek? Col. 3:1.
  2. How should we consider the past, and how should we plan for the future? Verses 2 and 3.
  3. What are some of the things we must put off? Verses 5-8.
  4. What must we put on? Verses 10 and 11.

Note. Notice that the former things were all instruments of death because they proceed from an evil heart and have to do with our words and actions. When we put on the new man, we begin to build a life of eternity.

  1. How is the new man nourished? Verse 16.
  2. What should especially characterize our words and actions which proceed from the heart? Verse 14.
  3. On what should we depend daily to guide our words and our deeds? Verse 17.
  4. After having chosen this right path, and having prepared ourselves fully to walk in it, should we just work half-heartedly or to please men? Verse 23.
  5. What if our actions are unbecoming to our profession or to our place among the remnant people? Rom. 1:18.
  6. Should all who believe posses sufficient power to live a holy life? Verses 16 and 17.
  7. If we ask Him, and ask in faith believing, what will the Lord do for us? 1 Thess. 3:12, 13.
  8. What is our sure reward if we increase and abound in love, patience, obedience, as profitable servants? 1 Thess. 4:1, 16, 17; 1 Cor. 15:58.

Note. — The people of the world are interested only in their own works and in their own gain, but it is not so with the person who is living for eternity. That person, whether old or young, will ever be abounding in the work of the Lord. His own work in his own profession will be decidedly secondary in his life, and the “Kingdom Work” will come first and will be supported freely with a portion of his earnings, which represents a part of his life.