Sunday, October 20, 2019
Ezra and Nehemiah (4th Quarter 2019)

Sabbath School Lesson Quarterly Book

Ezra and Nehemiah (4th Quarter 2019)

  • Ezra and Nehemiah (4th Quarter 2019)

    Ezra and Nehemiah (4th Quarter 2019)
  • Making Sense of History: Zerubbabel and Ezra

    Lesson 1

    Memory Text:
    “ ‘Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah’ ” (Ezra 1:2, NKJV).

  • Nehemiah

    Lesson 2

    Memory Text:
    “So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven. And I said: ‘I pray, Lord God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments’ ” (Nehemiah 1:4, 5, NKJV).

  • God’s Call

    Lesson 3

    Memory Text:
    “Blessed be the Lord God of our fathers, who has put such a thing as this in the king’s heart, to beautify the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem” (Ezra 7:27, NKJV).

  • Facing Opposition

    Lesson 4

    Memory Text:
    “But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, so that they could not make them cease till a report could go to Darius. Then a written answer was returned concerning this matter” (Ezra 5:5, NKJV).

  • Violating the Spirit of the Law

    Lesson 5

    Memory Text:
    “ ‘Restore now to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their olive groves, and their houses, also a hundredth of the money and the grain, the new wine and the oil, that you have charged them’ ” (Nehemiah 5:11, NKJV).

  • The Reading of the Word

    Lesson 6

    Memory Text:
    “So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading” (Nehemiah 8:8, NKJV).

  • Our Forgiving God

    Lesson 7

    Memory Text:
    “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13, NKJV).

  • God and the Covenant

    Lesson 8

    Memory Text:
    “ ‘And because of all this, we make a sure covenant and write it; our leaders, our Levites, and our priests seal it.’ We will not neglect the house of our God” (Nehemiah 9:38; 10:39b, NKJV).

  • Trials, Tribulations, and Lists

    Lesson 9

    Memory Text:
    “These joined with their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse and an oath to walk in God’s Law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the Lord our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes” (Nehemiah 10:29, NKJV).

  • Worshiping the Lord

    Lesson 10

    Memory Text:
    “And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord: ‘For He is good, for His mercy endures forever toward Israel’ ” (Ezra 3:11, NKJV).

  • Backslidden People

    Lesson 11

    Memory Text:
    “And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should go and guard the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of Your mercy!” (Nehemiah 13:22, NKJV).

  • Dealing With Bad Decisions

    Lesson 12

    Memory Text:
    “And I said: ‘O my God, I am too ashamed and humiliated to lift up my face to You, my God; for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has grown up to the heavens’ ” (Ezra 9:6, NKJV).

  • Leaders in Israel

    Lesson 13

    Memory Text:
    “And all the people went their way to eat and drink, to send portions and rejoice greatly, because they understood the words that were declared to them” (Nehemiah 8:12, NKJV).