2019 Q3 | THE LEAST OF THESE


PROGRAM 1 (SSP190027)

(June 29 - July 5, 2019)

Lesson 1: “God Created”

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Reading: Genesis 1–3, Acts 17:28, Psalm 148, Ps. 24:1, Gen. 4:1–9, Mt. 22:37–39, Rev. 14:7

Memory Text: “He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he who honors Him has mercy on the needy” (Proverbs 14:31, NKJV).


Sunday (John Lomacang) - “God: A Glimpse of Creation
Monday (Mollie Steenson) - “A Complete World
Tuesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Stewards of the Earth
Wednesday (Ryan Day) - “A Broken World
Thursday (Jill Morikone) - “The Family Web of Humanity


PROGRAM 2 (SSP190028)

(July 6 - 12, 2019)

Lesson 2: “Blueprint for a Better World”

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Reading: Exod. 3:7, Matt. 22:37–40, Exod. 22:21–23, Deut. 14:22–29, 26:1–11, Lev. 25:8–23.

Memory Text: “ ‘You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord’ ” (Leviticus 19:18, NKJV).


Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “The God Who Hears
Monday (Ryan Day) - “The Ten Commandments
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “Slaves, Widows, Fatherless, Foreigners
Wednesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Second Tithing
Thursday (Mollie Steenson) - “The Year of Jubilee


PROGRAM 3 (SSP190029)

(July 13 - 19, 2019)

Lesson 3: “Sabbath: A Day of Freedom”

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Reading: Exod. 16:16–18, 20:8–11, Deut. 5:12–15, Matt. 12:9–13, Lev. 25:1–7.

Memory Text: “And He said to them, ‘The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath’ ” (Mark 2:27, NKJV).


Sunday (Ryan Day) - “Manna Enough
Monday (Shelley Quinn) - “Two Reasons for Sabbath
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “A Day of Equality
Wednesday (Mollie Steenson) - “A Day of Healing
Thursday (Jill Morikone) - “Sabbath Rest of the Lord


PROGRAM 4 (SSP190030)

(July 20 - 26, 2019)

Lesson 4: “Mercy and Justice in Psalms and Proverbs”

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Reading: Ps. 9:7–9, 13–20; Psalm 82; Psalm 101; Psalm 146; Prov. 10:4; 13:23, 25; 30:7–9.

Memory Text: “Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 82:3, 4, NKJV).


Sunday (Shelley Quinn) - “Psalms: Songs of Hope for the Oppressed
Monday (Ryan Day) - “Do Something, God!
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “A King's Promises
Wednesday (Jill Morikone) - “Walking With the Lord
Thursday (Mollie Steenson) - “Proverbs: Mercy on the Needy


PROGRAM 5 (SSP190031)

(July 27 - August 2, 2019)

Lesson 5: “The Cry of the Prophets”

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Reading: 1 Sam. 8:10–18, Amos 5:10– 15, Mic. 6:8, Gen. 19:1–13, Ezek. 16:49, Isa. 1:15–23.

Memory Text: “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8, NKJV).


Sunday (John Lomacang) - “The Recurring Call to Justice
Monday (Mollie Steenson) - “Amos
Tuesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Micah
Wednesday (Ryan Day) - “Ezekiel
Thursday (Jill Morikone) - “Isaiah


PROGRAM 6 (SSP190032)

(August 3 - 9, 2019)

Lesson 6: “Worship the Creator”

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Reading: Ps. 115:1–8, Deut. 10:17–22, Ps. 101:1, Isa. 1:10–17, Isaiah 58, Mark 12:38–40.

Memory Text: “ ‘Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh?’ ” (Isaiah 58:6, 7, NKJV).


Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “Idolatry and Oppression
Monday (John Lomacang) - “A Reason to Worship
Tuesday (Ryan Day) - “Religious Oppressors
Wednesday (Shelley Quinn) - “A Way to Worship
Thursday (Mollie Steenson) - “Mercy and Faithfulness


PROGRAM 7 (SSP190033)

(August 10 - 16, 2019)

Lesson 7: “Jesus and Those in Need”

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Reading: Luke 1:46–55, 4:16–21, 7:18–23, Matt. 12:15–21, Matt. 21:12–16, Mark 11:15–19, Isa. 53:3–6.

Memory Text: “ ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord’ ” (Luke 4:18, 19, NKJV).


Sunday (Ryan Day) - “Mary’s Song
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “Jesus' Mission Statement
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “Jesus Heals
Wednesday (Kenny Shelton) - “Clearing the Temple
Thursday (Shelley Quinn) - “The Cross of Christ


PROGRAM 8 (SSP190034)

(August 17 - 23, 2019)

Lesson 8: “The Least of These”

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Reading: Matt. 5:2–16, 38–48; Rom. 12:20, 21; Luke 16:19–31; 12:13–21; Matt. 25:31–46.

Memory Text: “ ‘And the King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” ’ ” (Matthew 25:40, NKJV).


Sunday (Shelley Quinn) - “Introducing the Sermon on the Mount
Monday (John Lomacang) - “Overcoming Evil With Good
Tuesday (Jill Morikone) - “The Good Samaritan
Wednesday (Ryan Day) - “The Rich Man and Lazarus
Thursday (Kenny Shelton) - “The Least of These


PROGRAM 9 (SSP190035)

(August 24 - 30, 2019)

Lesson 9: “Ministry in the New Testament Church”

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Reading: Acts 2:42–47; 4:32–37; Matt. 25:38, 40; Acts 9:36; 2 Cor. 8:7–15; Romans 12; James 2:1–9.

Memory Text: “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27, NKJV).


Sunday (John Lomacang) - “A New Kind of Community
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “Dorcas' Ministry and Witness
Tuesday (Danny Shelton) - “Giving as a Way of Sharing
Wednesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Paul’s Guide to Living and Loving Well
Thursday (Ryan Day) - “James 'the Just'


PROGRAM 10 (SSP190036)

(August 31 - September 6, 2019)

Lesson 10: “Living the Gospel”

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Reading: Rom. 8:20–23; John 3:16, 17; Matt. 9:36; Eph. 2:8–10; 1 John 3:16, 17; Rev. 14:6, 7.

Memory Text: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8–10, NKJV).


Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “For God So Loved…
Monday (Danny Shelton) - “Compassion and Repentance
Tuesday (Ryan Day) - “Grace and Good Works
Wednesday (John Lomacang) - “Our Common Humanity
Thursday (Shelley Quinn) - “The Everlasting Gospel


PROGRAM 11 (SSP190037)

(September 7 - 13, 2019)

Lesson 11: “Living the Advent Hope”

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Reading: Luke 18:1–8; Matthew 24–25; 1 Cor. 15:12–19; Eccles. 8:14; 12:13, 14; Rev. 21:1–5; 22:1–5.

Memory Text: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58, NKJV).


Sunday (Ryan Day) - “How Long, O Lord?
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “A Certain Kind of Hope
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “Resurrection Hope
Wednesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Judgment Hope
Thursday (Kenny Shelton) - “No More Tears or Pain


PROGRAM 12 (SSP190038)

(September 14 - 20, 2019)

Lesson 12: “To Love Mercy”

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Reading: Matt. 6:25–33; James 1:5–8; 2:15, 16; Isa. 52:7; 1 John 3:16–18; Isa. 58:1–10.

Memory Text: “Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. A good man deals graciously and lends; he will guide his affairs with discretion” (Psalm 112:4, 5, NKJV).


Sunday (Shelley Quinn) - “Kingdom Priorities
Monday (John Lomacang) - “Compassion Fatigue
Tuesday (Greg Morikone) - “Generosity
Wednesday (Jill Morikone) - “Peacemaking
Thursday (Ryan Day) - “A Voice for the Voiceless


PROGRAM 13 (SSP190039)

(September 21 - 27, 2019)

Lesson 13: “A Community of Servants”

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Reading: 2 Cor. 2:14–16, Exod. 32:1–14, 1 Pet. 2:12, Phil. 2:15, Eph. 2:19, Heb. 10:23–25.

Memory Text: “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works” (Hebrews 10:23, 24, NKJV).


Sunday (John Lomacang) - “Agents of Change
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “A Servant Remnant
Tuesday (Ryan Day) - “Reaching Souls
Wednesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Grace Within the Church
Thursday (Danny Shelton) - “Encourage Each to Good Works