The Sunday School Lesson Other New Testament Letters by David McGee
Nov 22, 2020
Other New Testament Letters (45:59)
Referenced Scriptures: Hebrews 1:1-4; Hebrews 3:1-6; Hebrews 7:23-28; James 2:14-26; 2 Peter 1:3-8; 1 John 3:1-3; 1 John 3:16-18; 1 John 4:7-12; 1 John 4:16-21; Jude 1:17-21
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
1) God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
2) has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds.
3) His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
4) having become so much better than the angels, as he has inherited a more excellent name than they have.
1) Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus;
2) who was faithful to him who appointed him, as also was Moses in all his house.
3) For he has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by so much as he who built the house has more honor than the house.
4) For every house is built by someone; but he who built all things is God.
5) Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken,
6) but Christ as a Son, over his house; whose house are we, if we hold fast our boldness and the glorying of our hope firm to the end.
23) Many, indeed, have been made priests, because they are hindered from continuing by death.
24) But he, because he lives forever, has his priesthood unchangeable.
25) Therefore he is also able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.
26) For such a high priest was fitting for us: holy, guiltless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
27) who doesn‘t need, like those high priests, to daily offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. For this he did once for all, when he offered up himself.
28) For the law appoints men high priests, having infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was after the law, appoints a Son, perfected forevermore.
14) What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can that faith save him?
15) And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food,
16) and one of you tells them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled;" and yet you didn‘t give them the things the body needs, what good is it?
17) Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.
18) Yes, a man will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.
19) You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.
20) But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?
21) Wasn‘t Abraham, our father, justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
22) You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected;
23) and the scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God.
24) You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith.
25) In like manner wasn‘t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?
26) For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.
2 Peter 1:3-8
3) seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue;
4) whereby he has granted to us his precious and exceedingly great promises; that through these you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust.
5) Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge;
6) and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness;
7) and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.
8) For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 John 3:1-3
1) Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn‘t know us, because it didn‘t know him.
2) Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him; for we will see him just as he is.
3) Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
1 John 3:16-18
16) By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. We ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
17) But whoever has the world‘s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his compassion from him, how does the love of God remain in him?
18) My little children, let‘s not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.
1 John 4:7-12
7) Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.
8) He who doesn‘t love doesn‘t know God, for God is love.
9) By this was God‘s love revealed in us, that God has sent his only born Son into the world that we might live through him.
10) In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
11) Beloved, if God loved us so, we also ought to love one another.
12) No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.
1 John 4:16-21
16) We know and have believed the love which God has in us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
17) In this love has been made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.
18) There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.
19) We love Him, because he first loved us.
20) If a man says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who doesn‘t love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
21) This commandment have we from him, that he who loves God should also love his brother.
17) But you, beloved, remember the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.
18) They said to you that "In the last time there will be mockers, walking after their own ungodly lusts."
19) These are they who cause divisions, and are sensual, not having the Spirit.
20) But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.
21) Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
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