Lesson 5: April 28-May 4

 ‘Ye shall serve the Lord your God’


MEMORY VERSE:  ‘If any man serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My servant be: if any man serve Me, him will My Father honour.’  John 12:26.

LESSON AIM:  To show that, as His subjects, it is our duty to serve our God, and to teach what service means.




‘All who in that evil day would fearlessly serve God according to the dictates of conscience, will need courage, firmness, and a knowledge of God and His word; for those who are true to God will be persecuted, their motives will be impugned, their best efforts misinterpreted, and their names cast out as evil. Satan will work with all his deceptive power to influence the heart and becloud the understanding, to make evil appear good, and good evil. The stronger and purer the faith of God’s people, and the firmer their determination to obey Him, the more fiercely will Satan strive to stir up against them the rage of those who, while claiming to be righteous, trample upon the law of God. It will require the firmest trust, the most heroic purpose, to hold fast the faith once delivered to the saints. God desires His people to prepare for the soon-coming crisis. Prepared or unprepared, they must all meet it; and those only who have brought their lives into conformity to the divine standard, will stand firm at that time of test and trial.’ Acts of the Apostles, page 431.


‘Whose I am’


1. How does Paul define his obligations to the One he calls Master? Acts 27:23.

NOTE: ‘He [Paul] preached Christ publicly, in the market-places and the synagogues. He taught from house to house, availing himself of the familiar intercourse of the home circle. He visited the sick and sorrowing, comforting the afflicted, and lifting up the oppressed. And in all that he said and did, he preached a crucified and risen Saviour.’ Youth’s Instructor, November 22, 1900.


2. Who is the God who desires to be our Master?  Deuteronomy 5:26. Jeremiah 10:10.

NOTE: ‘As the tumult suddenly ceased, he [Paul] said: “Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. Nevertheless, He left not Himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.”’ Acts of the Apostles, page 182.

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