New International Lesson Annual, 2003-2004

New International Lesson Annual, 2003-2004

by Nan Duerling

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Overview

New International Lesson Annual, 2003-2004 by Nan Duerling

This popular lesson annual provides resource material to teachers of the International Lesson Series, also referred to as the Uniform Lesson Series, presenting 52 weekly commentaries and step-by-step lesson plans. This resources uses both NRSV and NIV versions printed in the text. This book is printed on acid-free, elemental-chlorine-free paper.
(see also the Devotional Companion to the International Lessons #0687046394)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780687099153
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 03/28/2003
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 7.12(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Dr. Nan Duerling has been writing and editing curriculum resources for youth and adults since 1984. The editor of The New International Lesson Annual, Nan has also contributed to resources including Mature Years, Scriptures for the Church Seasons, Seasons of the Spirit, Leader in the Church School Today, and Bible Lessons for Youth. When she served as a member of the Committee on the Uniform Series of the National Council of Churches, Dr. Duerling participated in the development of the annual cycles for the International Lesson Series and worked with the youth team as a consultant. Nan taught in the Course of Study School at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. from 1987 until she retired in 2008.

Nan lives in Cambridge on Maryland’s picturesque Eastern Shore with her husband Craig, her mom Ruth, Craig’s mom Helen, and two lively Curly-Coated Retrievers, Ada and Bentley, who are registered therapy dogs. The Duerlings are members of historic Zion United Methodist Church, where Nan leads a weekly lectionary study group for the community.

Table of Contents

First Quarter
Faith Faces the World (September 7-November 30)
Unit 1Put Faith Into Practice (September 7-28)
Meet Our Writer: Anne Crumpler12
We Are a Community in Waiting13
1.Endurance in God's Strength - September 7--James 1:1-8, 12-1817
2.Faith Means Action! - September 14--James 1:22-27; 2:8-9, 14-17; 5:13-1625
3.Living Wisely - September 21--James 333
4.Humility Is Next to Godliness - September 28--James 4:1-10, 13-1741
Unit 2Live in Hope (October 5-26)
5.Called to New Life - October 5--1 Peter 1:3-5, 13-21; 2:4-5, 9-1049
6.Be a Good Example - October 12--1 Peter 2:11-12, 3:13-17; 4:7-11; 5:8-1057
7.Growing in Faith - October 19--2 Peter 1:3-1565
8.Being Faithful to Promises - October 26--2 Peter 3:3-5, 7-15a, 17-1873
Unit 3Live as God's Children (November 2-16)
9.Enjoy Fellowship - November 2--1 John 1:5-2:6, 15-17, 29-3:181
10.Love One Another - November 9--1 John 3:11, 14-16; 4:7-1689
11.Live with Confidence - November 16--1 John 5:1-1597
Unit 4Live with Purpose (November 23-30)
12.Remain Loyal - November 23--2 John 4-9; 3 John 3-11105
13.Maintain Steadfast Faith - November 30--Jude 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13, 16-23113
Second Quarter
A Child Is Given December 7-28, 2003
Meet Our Writer: The Reverend Dr. Kay E. Huggins122
Poems, Proverbs, Parables, and Pithy Pronouncements: An Introduction to Wisdom Literature123
1.Dedicating to God - December 7--Samuel 1:20, 26-28; 2:1-8127
2.Preparing the Way - December 14--Luke 1:67-80135
3.Believing God's Promise - December 21--Matthew 1:18-25143
4.Learning to Grow - December 28--Luke 2:40-52151
Lessons for Life January 4-February 29, 2004
Unit 1Job: Integrity in Times of Testing (January 4-25)
5.Holding Firm in Suffering - January 4--Job 2:1-10159
6.Seeking God in Times of Trial - January 11--Job 9:32-35; 13:20-24; 19:25-27; 23:10-12167
7.Maintaining Integrity in Daily Living - January 18--Job 27:2-5; 31:5-8, 13-15, 24-25, 28175
8.Encountering God - January 25--Job 38:1-7; 40:7-9; 42:1-6183
Unit 2Wisdom for the Times of Our Lives (February 1-29)
9.The Seasons of Life - February 1--Ecclesiastes 3:1-15191
10.Change Comes to All - February 8--Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8199
11.The Joy and Wonder of Love - February 15--Song of Solomon 2:8-13; 7:10-12; 8:6-7207
12.Courage to Risk All - February 22--Esther 3:2-3, 5-6a; 4:7-16215
13.Feasting and Sharing - February 29--Esther 8:3-8, 16; 9:18-23223
Third Quarter
Jesus Fulfills His Mission March 7-April 11, 2004
Unit 1The Road to Death (March 7-28)
Meet Our Writer: The Reverend John (Jack) P. Gilbert232
Living Expectantly in Light of Jesus' Victory Over Death233
1.Love and Betrayal - March 7--Matthew 26:3-15, 20-25237
2.Celebration and Anticipation - March 14--Luke 22:7-23245
3.Praying During Tough Times - March 21--Matthew 26:36-50253
4.Falsely Accused - March 28--Mark 14:55-64; 15:1-2, 12-15261
Unit 2Victory Through Death (April 4-11)
5.Putting Your Life on the Line - April 4--John 19:16b-24, 26-30269
6.Changing Defeat into Victory - April 11--Matthew 28:1-15277
Living Expectantly (April 18-May 30)
Unit 1Preparing for the Lord's Return (April 18-May 2)
7.Encouraging Faith - April 18--1 Thessalonians 1:2-10; 3:6-10285
8.Getting Ready - April 25--1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:2-11293
9.Reflecting the Glory - May 2--2 Thessalonians 1:3-4, 11-12; 2:13-3:4301
Unit 2Visions of Hope (May 9-30)
10.Who Is Worthy? - May 9--Revelation 5:1-10309
11.The Faithful Are Rewarded - May 16--Revelation 7:1-3, 9-10, 14-17317
12.A Call for Endurance - May 23--Revelation 14:6-13325
13.A New Homecoming - May 30--Revelation 21:1-7, 22-27333
Fourth Quarter
Hold Fast to the Faith (June 6-July 25)
Unit 1Encouraged to be Faithful (June 6-27)
Meet Our Writer: The Reverend Dr. David Neil Mosser342
A Preface to Hebrews and the Pastoral Letters343
1.The Reason to Be Faithful - June 6--Hebrews 1:1-9; 2:1-4347
2.Partners in Suffering - June 13--Hebrews 2:5-18355
3.Be Faithful: Obey! - June 20--Hebrews 3:12-4:2, 9-13363
4.Approach in Boldness - June 27--Hebrews 4:14-5:10371
Unit 2Strength to be Faithful (July 4-25)
5.A Call to Higher Faith - July 4--Hebrews 5:11-6:12379
6.Call to Perfection - July 11--Hebrews 8:6-12387
7.Living Faith - July 18--Hebrews 11:1-2, 4-13395
8.Maturing in Faith Through Discipline - July 25--Hebrews 12:1-13403
Guidelines for the Church's Ministry (August 1-29)
9.Foundations for Effective Leadership - August 1--1 Timothy 3:1-13; 5:17-19411
10.Exercise and Sacrifice - August 8--1 Timothy 4:7-16; 5:1-8419
11.Grace for God's Workers - August 15--2 Timothy 2:1-15427
12.Remaining Steadfast - August 22--2 Timothy 3:1-5, 12-17; 4:1-5435
13.Do the Right Thing - August 29--Titus 2:7-8, 11-14; 3:1-10443
The Practice of Spiritual Disciplines451
Dating of New Testament Books456
Index of Background Scriptures457
Evaluation Form459

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