Sunday School Lessons for 4-11-21

Lesson 1—The Work of the Holy Spirit

John 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you fromthe Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been
with Me from the beginning.

Jesus calls the “Holy Spirit” Comforter, KJV; Helper NKJV and “Spirit of Truth”. To me the Holy Spirit is both, He helps me constantly and without His comfort I would not have survived the last seventeen months. But this
verse goes much deeper than my needs, here the Holy Spirit is promised to help the disciples spread the Word of God throughout the whole world.

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I
go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

Do you think the disciples had ever heard Jesus tell anything but the truth? No, so when Jesus told them He was telling them the truth He wanted them to pay attention. What He was saying was critical to the lives of the
disciples. Jesus would no longer be walking with them on earth to guide, teach, and protect them. Jesus promised to send the third person of the Trinity to replace His earthly presence. The Holy Spirit is Divine just as God
and Jesus are. The disciples could not have accomplished the awesome task Jesus had given them without divine help from God. The Holy Spirit filled that role. He still gives comfort and help to all believers that have a
relationship with Him.

John 16:12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His
own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine.
Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.

When Jesus walked this earth, He always obeyed and glorified God. When Jesus went back to Heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to live in all believers. One of the works of the Spirit was to teach us about Jesus because to know
Jesus is to know God.

Lesson 2—Sinners?

Luke 19:1 Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but
could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was
going to pass that way

Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus so bad he ran far enough ahead of the crowd that he could climb a tree to look down and see Jesus. Believers will see Jesus one day and spend eternity in Heaven with Him, His Father, and the Holy Spirit.

Luke 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6 So he made haste and came down,
and received Him joyfully. 7 But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.”

Jesus went to the tree, looked up, and called to Zaachaeus by name. He told Zaachaeus to come down and invited Himself to go to the home of Zaachaeus for a meal. Jesus wanted to talk to him about salvation without
the crowd. Jesus loves everyone and wants everyone to be saved so He seeks sinners to be saved. Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? If not please make time to pray and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and accept Him as your Lord and Savior.

Luke 19:8 Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from
anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.” 9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; 10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Zaachaeus stood in front of Jesus and the crowd and promised to give half of his possessions to the poor and if he had taken anything falsely, he would repay it four times the amount. We have seen that Jesus knows
everything and He knew the heart of Zaachaeus and that he sought to repent and did so in front of the crowd, so Jesus saved him right then for
his faith in Jesus. There is no sin that the blood Jesus shed on the cross cannot wash clean

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