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“Control Your Speech”        February 23, 2014
Lesson: James 3:1-12
Trinity Outreach Ministries COGIC @ 12002 Ashbury Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Pastor: Dr. Andrew Clark, Sr.       trinityoutreachcogic.org.
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1.  Even the truth can come across as being offensive when spoken in the absence of a positive purpose.
2.  Continual displays of godliness are impossible without the routine seasoning of grace.
3.  Humans will naturally seek to have the last word; grace gives us the power to let it go.
4.  Criticisms of others and frequent statements promoting oneself are characteristics of an untamed tongue.
5.  The first war was most likely based upon a misunderstanding that that may have been avoided if only the proper words had been rendered at the appropriate time.
6.  Words can obliterate a relationship like a fire can destroy a masterpiece. 
7.  We may not be able to tame our tongue or be in control of every word that comes out of our mouth, but we must not stop trying, for heaven’s sake.
8.  Our tongue can dictate our destiny like the helm of a ship will control the destination of all the passengers on board.
9.  The level of control we utilize with words is a clear demonstration of our level of spiritual maturity.
10.  The memories of words spoken can last a lot longer than the actual person that spoke them.


“Show Your Faith by Your Works”        February 16, 2014
Lesson: James 2:14-26
Trinity Outreach Ministries COGIC @ 12002 Ashbury Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Pastor: Dr. Andrew Clark, Sr.       trinityoutreachcogic.org.
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The mission is to emphasize major points from the Sunday School lesson, purposed to enhance spiritual insight and to apply as we face life’s daily challengesNo more excuses!




1.  Salvation is not an achievement; it is a gift by the grace of God.
2.  There is not a list of doctrines that can be adhered to that would satisfy the requirements for salvation.  Jesus did it all!
3.  God’s grace is not based on merit but on mercy.
4.  When one lives a life of love that is displayed to everyone, he is more likely to be in line for the grace and mercy of God.
5.  Professing to have faith that works is very different than personally utilizing faith and witnessing that it works.
6.  One can believe that God is the one true and holy God and still go to hell – ask the devil.
7.  Love is an internal attribute that has a way demonstrating itself outwardly.  We can give and have an absence of love, but we cannot love and have an absence of giving.
8.  Faith does not stand alone.  Faith with works of love exist as a team
9. “Works are a sign of salvation and not a path to salvation.”
10. Faith does not sit on the side-lines; it will motivate us to get involved.



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“Hear and Do the Word”        February 9, 2014
Lesson: James 2:1-13
Trinity Outreach Ministries COGIC @ 12002 Ashbury Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Pastor: Dr. Andrew Clark, Sr.       trinityoutreachcogic.org.
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The mission is to emphasize major points from the Sunday School lesson, purposed to enhance spiritual insight and to apply as we face life’s daily challengesNo more excuses!




1.  The practice of favoritism is going against the word of God.
2.  Even as the poor is already financially challenged; we must not to consider blessing them far above blessing any other.
3.  Automatic judgments rendered in favor of the rich are just as wrong as the automatic judgments in favor of the poor.
4.  It is very possible to have a preference that is not associated with a prejudice.
5.  Applying wisdom and showing favoritism is not the same process.
6.  The “royal law” is the law of love towards one another.  If we would only do that, many trespasses would not occur.
7.  Certain aspects of the Bible are more difficult to follow than others; however, we will be held accountable to the total word of God.
8.  Sanctification, the believer and the life of holiness require a higher standard than the mere confession of Christianity.
9.  One can show mercy and not be a follower of Christ, but one cannot be a follower of Christ and defer to show mercy.
10. Every encounter presents the opportunity to show Christ to others; let’s not deny anyone a relationship with Him because of our relationship with them.


A Sunday School Ministry
“Hear and Do the Word”        February 2, 2014
Lesson: James 1:19-27
Trinity Outreach Ministries COGIC @ 12002 Ashbury Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Pastor: Dr. Andrew Clark, Sr.       trinityoutreachcogic.org.
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The mission is to emphasize major points from the Sunday School lesson, purposed to enhance spiritual insight and to apply as we face life’s daily challengesNo more excuses!




1. The ability to hear more than one speaks is a strength that most would appreciate.
2.  Spoken words cannot be erased like chalk from a blackboard; they can leave a lasting impression.
3.  The only time our conversation should promote ourselves is when we are interviewing for a position.
4.  There are justifiable reasons to get angry; however, never rude, vicious or malicious.
5.  The word of God is a gauge that will always reveal a need to make personal adjustments in our character.
6.  Our love for God should be demonstrated by the services that we render towards others.
7.  Hypocrites will be heard but hardly ever seen working.
8.  A bridled tongue is purely the work of God.
9.  Hearing God’s word in the absence of following God’s word is a useless activity.
10.  A doer of God’s word will love others as he will also separate himself from the sins of this world.



A Sunday School Ministry
“Instruction on True Wealth”        January 23, 2014
Lesson: Luke 16: 1-31
Trinity Outreach Ministries COGIC @ 12002 Ashbury Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Pastor: Dr. Andrew Clark, Sr.       trinityoutreachcogic.org.
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The mission is to emphasize major points from the Sunday School lesson, purposed to enhance spiritual insight and to apply as we face life’s daily challengesNo more excuses!




1. Wealth should flow like a river thru the hands of a believer; as one gives he then creates the capacity to receive.
2.  Self-fulfillment is a human desire that most of us cannot ignore; however, God will give us the sense of duty towards others when we learn to follow Him.
3.  We are all experiencing the natural blessings of God on this side of heaven.
4.  There is nothing wrong with wanting more as long as one’s spiritual aspiration does not get lost in the pursuit.
5.  The sin has never been in the money; it starts in the root of misuse.
6.  Those who would covet riches will never be satisfied with that which is supplied by the hands of God.
7.  The poor may be with us always as stated in the scriptures; but we do not have to contribute to the fact.
8.  Humility is a condition of the heart that will allow one to give to others unconditionally.
9.  To whom much is given, more is required to assist the one in need.
10. Riches in this life is temporary.  We need to build our hope in God and on things eternal.




A Sunday School Ministry
“Showing Humility”        January 19, 2014
Lesson: Luke 14: 7-24
Trinity Outreach Ministries COGIC @ 12002 Ashbury Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Pastor: Dr. Andrew Clark, Sr.       trinityoutreachcogic.org.
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The mission is to emphasize major points from the Sunday School lesson, purposed to enhance spiritual insight and to apply as we face life’s daily challengesNo more excuses!




1. Sanctification and pride will mix like oil and water.
2.  He that is greatest among us is he who chooses to serve.
3.  God loves the servant whose motivation comes from the heart and not from the pocket.
4.  Believers who support a life of humility among the congregation should also demonstrate a life of humility during ordinary and unexpected situations. 
5.  We should not judge a person who puts us down when we elevate ourselves prematurely.
6.  The poor has always held a special place in the heart of God – cannot say the same for the financially comfortable.
7.  Humility is true when one can offer assistance in the absence of the expectat

Weekly Spiritual Nutrition

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Sunday
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A Sunday School Ministry
 
The mission is to emphasize major points from the Sunday School lesson, purposed to enhance spiritual insight and to apply as we face life's daily challenges.  No more excuses!
 
"Remembering Jesus Christ"
April 3, 2011
Lesson: II Timothy 2:8-15
 

1. The evidence of remembering Jesus Christ is appreciated when our actions began to mirror His will.

 

 

2.  A reward for deeds done is not routinely given before the application of effort.

 

 

3.  Suffering precedes the prize.

 

 

4.  Christ’s death in the past has established the foundation for our life in the future.

 

 

5.  Those who have suffered for Christ will have the honor of reigning with Christ.

 

 

6.  God’s grace covers us even when we fail to live up to His standards.

 

 

7.  Traditions may be questioned as doctrines may be challenged; however, God’s words are never debatable.

 

 

8.  Jesus suffered to death so that we may serve in life.

 

 

9.  God’s approval is more important than man’s endorsement.

 

 

10. As the stories of our lives unfold, we should ask ourselves; is Jesus the main character?
                                        
Be Blessed!
 
 
 
"Worship Inspires Service"
March 27, 2011
Lesson: I Timothy 5:1-22
 
 

1. Worship should be viewed as more than a single public act; it should be experienced as a chosen lifestyle, holy unto God.

 

 

2.  Discretion and discipline is crucial as appearance can ruin a leader and his followers.

 

 

3.  Loving God translates into loving people.  Serving God translates into serving people.

 

 

4.  The position of Pastor should be a mission of choice driven by passion; not a career of choice driven by monetary gains.

 

 

5.  As the Pastor must attend to the needs of God’s people, God’s people must also attend to the needs of the Pastor.

 

 

6.  Claims of indiscretion against a spiritual leader should be disregarded while in the absence of credible witnesses.  Hear Sayers cannot be trusted.

 

 

7.  Believers should never cover for the sins of others; they should however, encourage confession and the prayer for repentance.

 

 

8.  As we support spiritual leaders with our natural blessings; let’s not forget that they are also in need of our prayers.

 

 

9.  Acts of worship can be rehearsed; however, true worship comes from the heart.

 

 

10. True worship is evident by our love, commitment to serve and the capacity to obey.
                                                    Be Blessed!

 

 
"Prepare for Leadership"
March 20, 2011
Lesson: I Timothy 4:6-16
 
1.  Good spiritual leadership comes by way of preparedness, dedication, discipline and dependence on God.
 
2.  A dysfunctional leader will begat dysfunctional followers.
 
3.  As leaders strive towards perfection, the consequent result should at least reflect continual growth.
 
4.  A spiritual leader should be knowledgeable in both doctrine and duty.
 
5.  A good leader will research the validity of information before it is presented to followers.
 
6.  A spiritual leader will assure that his personal relationship with Christ is intact on a daily basis.
 
7.  If a spiritual leader is not leading others to Christ, he is headed in the wrong direction.
 
8.  We will set godly examples when we utilize our spiritual gifts.
 
9.  An effective leader will know that a victorious life is a by-product of an obedient life.
 
10. One can qualify for spiritual leadership once he assumes the position of a follower of Christ.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication- Spring Quarter 2011
 
                                                     Be Blessed!
 
 
 
 
"Qualifications for Spiritual Leaders"
March 13, 2011
Lesson: I Timothy 3:1-13
 
1. Criteria for the appointment of church leaders should be based on God's standards; being careful not to downgrade the spiritual prerequisites.
 
2.  Man could be spiritually wrong when he chooses to be politically correct.
 
3.  God's benchmarks may extend beyond man's every day will or our natural skills; however, specifications are achievable with God's help.
 
4.  As spiritual leaders, our motivation should never be driven by the propspects of power, fame, recognition or monetary gain.
 
5.  A spiritual leader must maintain a high level of Christian integrity; even while no one's looking.
 
6.  Even as spiritual leaders are not perfect, their lifestyle should remain blameless.
 
7.  Reports that would discredit the church or our Christian character should not be supported by evidence or valid concerns.
 
8.  Spiritual leaders must have a clean conscience; being free from all sinful habits.
 
9.  Spiritual leaders are more effective after they have achieved spiritual maturity.
 
10. A spiritual leader is a believer who has the propensity to defend the gospel, serve God's people and lead sinners to Christ.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication- Spring Quarter 2011
 
                                                     Be Blessed!
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Instructions About Worship"
March 6, 2011
Lesson: I Timothy 2:1-6, 3:14-16
 
1.  Worship is more than a public display of adoration; it is an attitude that progresses to a lifestyle.
 
2.  We should be more inclined to pray for the salvation of our enemies, if even for the prospects of making our personal lives easier.
 
3.  God has never intended that we should limit our prayers to help only the people we know.
 
4.  We must not allow our earthly responsibilities to dull our desire or jeopardize our ability to praise God.
 
5.  Our standard of conduct in the church should promote Christian integrity.
 
6.  Praises can flow from the mouth; however, true worship will flow from the heart.
 
7.  We should praise God even in the the absence of 'feeling' His presence.
 
8.  When our desires and actions are in sync with God's will, our prayers are more likely to get answered.
 
9.  Praises can be coerced, but worship can never be forced.
 
10. Worship is more than a song and a dance; it is a heart-lifitng experience as one basks in the presence of God.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication- Spring Quarter 2011
 
                                                     Be Blessed!
 
 
 
 
 
"Coming of the Son of Man"
February 27, 2011
Lesson: Mark 13:1-37
 
1.  Spiritual counterfeits are not only worthless to hold, but also dangerous to have around.
 
2.  False teachers may have new faces but always old tactics.
 
3.  The person who stays close to God will be hard to fool.
 
4.  All theories regarding future events should be examined through God's looking glass, the Bible.
 
5.  Since no one can say when Christ will return, we must wait, watch and work.
 
6.  Unfortunately, many will pursue comforts on earth that will hinder their desire to leave and live with Christ.
 
7.  Jesus left warning signs that would indicate that His return is drawing nigh; it would be hard on us if we take them lightly.
 
8.  Jesus' kingdom will be universal and everlasting as He will reign over all, forever.
 
9.  Jesus' return will not be a scheduled event; however, for a chosen set, He will be expected.
 
10. True believers have hope and can look up because the Best is coming again.
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication-  Winter Quarter 2011
 
Be Blessed!
 
 
 
 "Jesus Came to Serve"
February 20, 2011
Lesson: Mark 10:35-45
 
1.  Christians may have superior goals but they will generally not compete to out serve another.
 
2.  Power and popularity was not on Jesus' agenda when He came to earth and should not be our priority as we live on earth.
 
3.  Church positions should be granted in regards to one's personal relationship with Christ while their expertise and personal ties can be considered as secondary assets.
 
4.  The greater one in any circle is the man who chooses to serve.
 
5.  Power is not worn outwardly, but shown inwardly as one is willing to assist another.
 
6.  We should uphold our Christian attitude, especially when our servidtude is not followed by gratitude.
 
7.  Promotion comes in God's time and on God's terms.
 
8.  Christians will do well to seek heavenly value as opposed to earthly honor.
 
9.  The road to honor is paved with suffering.  Do you have the stamina to stand?
 
10. As we minister to the physical needs of others, we must realize that this along is not sufficient in satisfying the spiritual needs of the lost.  Everyone is in need of the Word.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication- Winter Quarter 2011
 
                                                     Be Blessed!
 
 
 
 
 
"This Is My Beloved "
February 13, 2011
Lesson: Mark 9:2-13
 
1.  As we grow in the knowledge of God, the love factor becomes a natural development.
 
2.  Knowing little about the ways of Christianity does not invalidate one's desire to be like Christ; it only confirms that there is room for improvement.
 
3.  God not only wants us to listen; He also wants us to love and obey.
 
4.  When it comes to us, God wants more than weekend visitations; He wants full custody.
 
5.  God can provide more than an occasional experience; therefore, we should seek a true relationship.
 
6.  Supernatural occurences should be scripturally examined for the intended natural purpose in effort to discourage the injection of opinions.
 
7.  We as Christian must trust God to guide us through those tough situations that makes no sense to man.
 
8.  They say that "love is blind"; however, the love for God will open your eyes.
 
9.  We all have been commissioned by God to spread the love of Jesus to all the earth; let's not forget our neighbor.
 
10. God sent His beloved Son to earth because He loved us.  To reciprocate that love, we must keep His commandments.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication- Winter Quarter 2011
 
Be Blessed! 
 
 
 
 
"Jesus is the Messiah"
February 6, 2011
Lesson: Mark 8:27-9:1
 
1.  Christ is a title that Jesus holds as the Messiah.
 
2.  Jesus has never suffered from an identity crisis; do we know who we are?  Is it noticeable?
 
3.  We can pray in private, but we must recognize God openly.
 
4.  Jesus should never be our best kept secret.
 
5.  Those who do not believe in life after death will always set thier priorities on earthly indulgences.
 
6.  "Since we do not know what we don't know, we should follow Jesus.  He knows everything.
 
7.  A good leader knows the true value of being a servant first.
 
8.  Casual and comfortable should not be aspirations in the ministry.
 
9.  In our efforts to witness, we should be careful that our actions remain spiritually directed and not selfishly motivated.
 
10. Our role while on this earth is simply to defend the gospel; displacing the fables, myths and skepticisms regarding Jesus while replacing them with the Truth.
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication- Winter Quarter 2011
 
                                         Be Blessed!
 
 
 
 
 
"Family as Community"
March 21, 2010
Lesson: Ruth 1-16
 
1.  Family trials, tribulations and tragedies have a way of resulting in acts of love and successes when the family's foundation is rooted in Jesus.
 
2.  Unfavorable consequences can be minimized when we wait on the leading of God.
 
3.  God designed the family to serve as a sanctuary from this world of discord.
 
4.  God designed the church to provide support while serving in this world of discord.
 
5.  Old habits and certain cultural practices will need to be discontinued when they conflict with the requirements of salvation and the demonstration of God's truth.
 
6.  The best way to describe community, in the intended sense, is "family" related through the love of Christ.
 
7.  God's love which flows from us thoughout our community should be thicker than "blood".
 
8.  The church of believing saints will often stand in the gap of the loving family that is absent in the community.
 
9.  Some of the choices made today can affect the outcomes of our children tomorrow.
 
10. We should welcome everyone with love who chooses to become a part of this Christian unit, "community as family".
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication- "Teachings on Community" Series.
Spring Quarter 2010
 
 
 
 
"A Community to Redeem"
March 14, 2010
Lesson: Jonah 3: 10 - 4: 11
 
1.  God is appreciative when we can do His will while sharing His heart.
 
2.  God does not compromise His character when He chooses to extend mercy towards those who repent.
 
3.  Deep-seated prejudices can cause God's people to experience difficulties while witnessing to those who were once viewed as rivals.
 
4.  It should concern a Christian when God's grace towards another leads to a feeling of resentment.
 
5.  Frustration towards God's chosen methods only proves that we need to increase our knowledge of God's mind and develop a closer relationship with Him.
 
6.  The human nature is selfish and inconsistent; therefore we will always be in need of God's grace and forgiveness.
 
7.  Because of God's grace, mankind is spared from the judgement we deserve.
 
8.  God's preferred action will always be towards redemption, not revenge.
 
9.  God wants us to trust Him whether we understand His plan or not.
 
10. We must forgive a person before we can achieve a sincere approach.  This is facilitated through prayer, fasting and the demonstration of hope.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication- "Teachings on Community" Series.
Spring Quarter 2010
 
 
 
"Mission to the Community"
March 7, 2010
Lesson: Jonah 1: 1-9
 
1.  Sometimes man's sins can become so despicable that God has to send in "special forces" to enhance correction.
 
2.  It is dangerous for a Christian to attempt to move out from under the direct influence of the Holy Spirit.
 
3.  Grace may be granted; however, should not be demanded because all sins are justiably punishable.
 
4.  A "fox-hole religion" occurs when the repentance of sins lasts only until the threat of the penalty has passed.
 
5.  The fear of consequences may lead a person to repentance, where the love of God will preserve a person with salvation.  The means does justify the end.
 
6.  Mature Christians have learned that moving now can avoid the regrets later.
 
7.  Christians should take advantage of opportunities to witness even in the absence of ethnic, economic, social or religious similarities.
 
8.  It is best when an outward show of obedience to God is a reflection of a converted heart.
 
9.  There is no person who is beyond hope.
 
10. God's grace transcends over and above all that man could ever imagine.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication- "Teachings on Community" Series.
Spring Quarter 2010
 
 
"Witnessed by Disciples"
February 21, 2010
Lesson: Matthew 17:1-12
 
1.  Christians should not live to amaze others but to inspire others.
 
2.  Many methods of witnessing are warranted if they succeed in motivating others to follow God; being confident that the devil would never lead a person to Christ.
 
3.  "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge", (Prov. 1:7).  Smart people know God.
 
4.  Those who have developed a close relationship with Christ will display confidence in Him during times of trouble.
 
5.  We all will lead a challenged life if we lack the sensivity to recognize spiritual encounters.
 
6.  Every believer will at some point experience a season of spiritual bewilderment; however, clarity does come in God's own time.
 
7.  No person or deity will ever be worthy to share center stage with Jesus.  He is the one and only Saviour and Lord.
 
8.  Many people will never have bad things to say about Jesus; however, they need to know more of His divine qualities before they choose to follow Him.
 
9.  One thing that remains unchanged with Christians, we have been telling the same true story for over 2000 years.
 
10. We all must honestly examine ourselves according to Jesus' standards.
  
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication-"Christ, the Fulfillment" Series.
Winter Quarter 2009-2010
 
 
 
 
 
"Declared by Peter"
February 14, 2010
Lesson: Matthew 16:13-27
 
1.  Every person must honestly declare who Jesus is for themself and better now than later.
 
2.  A Christian need not only know who Jesus is, but we must consistently translate this knowledge to others through our message.
 
3.  Satan will attempt to have us defer all missions that would result in God's glory.
 
4.  Satan would have all Christians to suffer to the point of "faith defect".
 
5.  One's visual acuity can improve with the daily reading of God's Word.  This would help Christians to see things from God's point of view.
 
6.  We mist not be so focused on the earthly gains that we miss out on the heavenly prospects.
 
7.  Salvation is not free; however, the committment to Christ comes at a temporal cost that's far less than the eternal market value.
 
8.  This Christian struggle may damge the natural existence, but it strengthens the eternal soul.  Victory is best appreciated after the struggle.
 
9.  Self-denial is a necessary component to spiritual discipline.
 
10. It has been realized in the life of many Christians that significant blessings from God comes as we give service of substance to others.
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication-"Christ, the Fulfillment" Series.
Winter Quarter 2009-2010
 
 
 
 
"Recognized by a Canaanite Woman"
February 7, 2010
Lesson: Matthew 15:21-28
 
1.  A Christian should be recognized by a pure heart which will mold the character of our deeds, our lifestyle and our conversation.
 
2.  Instead of viewing the needs of others as a personal inconvenience, we should view the situation as an opportunity to demonstrate the power of God.
 
3.  One needs humility, persistence and a pure heart while exercising one's faith in God.
 
4.  Recognizing Jesus is essential when we are in need of a miracle.
 
5.  The testing of one's faith, however undesirable, builds spiritual resilience for the present and the future.
 
6.  We must be careful not to criticize God when we are made to wait for our deliverance.
 
7.  Bargaining with God in effort to having our prayers answered is never advisable.
 
8.  If Jesus came in a bottle, everyone would have Him.  But as God would have it, Jesus will only come in one's heart.
 
9.  Faith is an expectation taken farther than what man can see.
 
10. Faith is like any Christian; it is only useful when it is put to work.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication-"Christ, the Fulfillment" Series.
Winter Quarter 2009-2010
 
 
 
 
"Revealed in Rejection"
January 31, 2010
Lesson: Matthew 13:54-58, Luke 4:16-30
 
1.  Many people should consider the Christian deed rendered over and above the educational degree accomplished when doing a work for God.
 
2.  Spiritual growth will always be offensive to those who choose to reject God's way of life.
 
3.  However expansive one's experience may be in delivering God's Word, a questionable character can destroy a good message every time.
 
4.  God does work in the absence of faith; however, He often chooses to wait for it.
 
5.  Faith is a key substance anytime we are asking God to release a blessing.
 
6.  God does not need us to know how to speak, He just needs us to learn how to obey.
 
7.  As difficult as it may be to forget the past, we must embrace the present and the future growth in our Christian brothers and sisters.  God can transform anybody.
 
8.  We as Christians must not get discouraged when the hardest person to reach happens to be in our own household.
 
9.  Let us not get so familiar with God's grace that we begin to take His favor for granted.
 
10. Studies have revealed that a vast amount of people who are raised in the church will end up rejecting Jesus and the life of Christianity.  Let us commit to keeping Jesus in the family.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication-"Christ, the Fulfillment" Series.
Winter Quarter 2009-2010
 
 
 
"Declared in Prayer"
January 24, 2010
Lesson: Matthew 11:25-30
 
1.  What we regard as a disadvantage today can result as an advantage tomorrow, especially after prayer.
 
2.  The wise person is recognized as one who follows the principles as written in the Bible.
 
3.  As Christians experience set-backs, inconsistencies and efforts resulting in disappointments, we must remember to stay prayerful and to trust God because, "failure is not final".
 
4.  There is nothing like the "peace" of a saint who knows that thier future lie in the promises of God.
 
5.  Christians should strive to be more like Jesus, taking note that He too had to pray.
 
6.  Salvation will not only positively affect our lives tomorrow, it will limit the negative consequences of sins that could have been committed today. 
 
7.  Salvation only comes by way of our faith through Grace, "God's redemptiom at Christ's expense".
 
8.  Following the law can keep one out of jail, living a life of holiness will keep one out of hell.
 
9.  Self-preservation can lead to an over dependence on the creature and none on the Creator.  We as Christians must always rely on God.
 
10. Everyone is bound to something.  It is better to be bound to the Saviour and not to the sin.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication-"Christ, the Fulfillment" Series.
Winter Quarter 2009-2010
 
 
 
"Demonstrated in Acts of Healing"
January 17, 2010
Lesson: Matthew 9:27-34; 11:2-6
 
1.  "According to your faith be it unto you" (Matthew 9:29).
 
2.  Many have professed to having faith, however the quality and the quantity are deficient in satisfying daily needs.
 
3.  God does special things for us not only because He loves us, but also to authenticate Himself as being the one true God worthy of worship.
 
4.  God does not react when His grace is requested to satisfy a challenge, but He will respond when His grace is required to fulfill a need.
 
5.  One's personal view of a natural situation is strongly affected by one's spiritual insight.
 
6.  It is spiritually unhealthy as we anticipate that every petition to God will be granted unto us.
 
7.  Prayer, patience and persistence is key when our request to God requires us to wait.
 
8.  God is not a "yes man"; He does have occasions and good reasons to say "no".
 
9.  Tragedies can cause us to be angry at God.  Therefore, in the midst of hard times, we must help each other remember the aspects of God's love in effort to restore the faith.
 
10. "Blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me" (Matthew 11:6).  We should strive to accept God's will as it is manifested in our life.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication-"Christ, the Fulfillment" Series.
Winter Quarter 2009-2010
 
 
 
"Strengthened in Temptation"
January 10, 2010
Lesson: Matthew 4:1-11
 
1.  As we follow Christ, we should expect spiritual battles while warding off temptations.
 
2.  Satan's goal is to attract the attention of Christians with promises of personal gratification, acknowledgement of self worth and enhancement of personal profit.
 
3.  Christians can reduce the frequency of their temptations when we learn how to deal with them more effectively.
 
4.  The devil is a fallen angel whose only directive in this world is to ruin God's plan for us.
 
5.  Having our needs satisfied should never be more gratifying than being obedient to God.
 
6.  God's protection is warranted only when we are operating inside the will of God.
 
7.  When Satan and his followers uses the Word of God, it is usually delivered with selective truths.  However, don't be fooled, Satan knows the bible very well.
 
8.  It is never cost-effective to do things our way instead of God's way.
 
9.  Prayer, fasting and the accurate use of the Word of God are spiritual tactics that should be utilized as we fight off temptations.
 
10. Satan will use various methods to tempt us and tear us down; however, God can use those very same circumstances to strengthen our growth and faith in Him.
 
 
Statements are inspired by the lessons written in the Union Gospel Press Publication-"Christ, the Fulfillment" Series.
Winter Quarter 2009-2010