About the Quarter
This quarter, “Faith in Action,” explores the two-fold nature of faith as belief and action. Selections from Acts show various examples of proclaiming faith in Christ. In the Book of Daniel we see faith in action as sincere, obedient, bold, and strong. The sessions from several epistles show how our actions both as individuals and as communities demonstrate our faith in Christ.
Unit I, “The Early Church Proclaims Faith in Christ,” has five sessions that reveal what the early leaders proclaimed about living our faith in Christ. The sessions in Acts report several examples of social welfare ministry and evangelism in spite of opposition. Ephesians teaches about faith that leads to unity in the body of Christ. The Christmas session gives an account of the Wise men who faithfully searched for the newborn King of the Jews.
Unit II, “A Living Faith in God,” has four sessions exploring faith in action from the Book of Daniel. These sessions provide models for ways to actively engage in behaviors that demonstrate sincerity, obedience, boldness, and strength of faith.
Unit III, “Self-controlled, Upright, and Godly Faith,” has four sessions that look at passages from Acts, James, 1 Timothy providing specific examples of faith as both belief and action. James teaches that faith without works is dead. The session from 1 Timothy offers instructions about leading others in a life of faith.
UNIT I • The Early Church Proclaims Faith in Christ
December 3 Session 1 Faith in Jesus (Acts 3)
December 10 Session 2 Faith to Discern (Acts 13:1-12)
December 17 Session 3 Faith to Persevere (Acts 14:1-23)
December 24 Session 4 Faithful Seekers of the King (Matthew 2:1-12)
December 31 Session 5 Faith to Unite (Ephesians 4:1-16)
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