The mission of the Avenue Baptist Church Sunday school is to enable equip and edify the Believer to be able to carry out the mission of the Great Comission at the direction of the Holy Spirit.
The Avenue Baptist Church is the primary ministry for carrying out most effectively the teaching ministry of Jesus Christ. it reaches all ages and is essential for empowering the Saints for productive ministry through the organized study of the Word of God.
Mission: The misson of the Avenue Baptist Church sunday school is to enable equip and edify the Believer to be able to carry out the mission of the Great Comission at the direction of the Holy Spirit.
[06/06/20] Sunday School Lessons June 7th-Aug 30th (click to view lesson title and scripture)
What if the person you loved intimately, betrayed your trust and had an affair? Your dedication, faithfulness and fidelity to them has not been returned to you. And after many apologies, and pleas your relationship was restored. But after a period of time the same thing happened again.
How long will your faithfulness to your spouse continue? How many times will you forgive them and allow them to return to your house? This is the situation that God wants us to understand concerning his love for his people (the Hebrews) and the nation of prophecy that continued to turn away from his loving care. Read Hosea chapter 11-12. Comments and questions are welcome
[05/25/20] REPENT OF INJUSTICE
[05/20/20] Compassion in Charity
[05/17/20] Good morning, please join me on the Avenue prayer conference line at : am for a discussion on Jeremiah chapter . The phone number is 319-527-2821. The access code is 885460#. Brother Michael Reed will be leading the discussion. 🙏
Was Elijah John the Baptist?
During the Sunday School discussion this morning. A question was raised concerning the identity of John the baptist. Was John the Baptist and Elijah the same person? Or was Elijah the prophet reincarnated as John. The obvious assumptions aside. This question arises periodically among bible students because of the passages in the book of Malachi. In Malachi 3:1 the prophet is sharing Gods vision of the coming messiah, a person would come to "prepare the way for me". and as we read Malachi 4:5 he says that "I will bring you the prophet ISAIAH". It is no wonder that we may conflate the two figures. Here are three reasons why they are not the same person. First, Elijah did not die.........(2Kings 2:11) therefore reincarnation misses the point. Second, the bible is quite clear that John the Baptist is called Elijah because he came "in the spirit and power of Elijah" (Luke 1:17). Thirdly, Moses, and "Elijah" appeared during Jesus' transfiguration. As you can see Elijah and John the Baptist were different people. Be blessed
Concerning todays Sunday School Lesson, "A Justice Loving God". and how hard it seems to keep going forward with our Christian character intact when it seems so hard to take another step forward in this world, I leave you with this quote from one of the great leaders of our generation.
"If you can’t fly, then run, If you can’t run, then walk, If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King Jr.
[04/24/20] An Executed Scoundrel....
[04/12/20] The Resurrected Savior
[04/10/20] Tonight Pastor Hicks taught on the actions of God. At midweek service Pastor Hicks showed us that God sometimes protects us by placing problems in our path. This comes about when we decide to go unregulated and undisciplined into the world without heeding his guidance. In Isaiah 42:16 he said that he would "bring the blind in a way that he knew not". Which means that his guidance is not dependent upon our senses, but our obedience. The blind man can follow Gods direction for his life, if he listens with the spirit man. That means to put God first, and follow HIS spiritual direction, and ignore when your senses drive you to do things you know to be contrary to the direction of God. We are in the wilderness in this day and time. In it, we have, political enemies, social enemies and spiritual enemies. If we obey his word we will be safe even though we are in enemy territory, and one day we will be with God in the ultimate promised land.
[04/05/20] A Just Servant... (Isaiah 42:1-9)
[03/22/20] Why does it take God so long to answer my prayer?
[01/22/20] Special thanks to Sister(s) Tammy Kelly, Cheryl Morris, Tameisha Hamilton, Lakeesha Williams, Essie Jefferson and Marilyn Allen for your efforts in a successful Family and Friends day! Breakfast was great; The Children and Youth had fun learning the bible characters and a great time was had by all. Looking forward to the next one!
[12/27/19] Advice for 2020...to the frustrated folks, Stop searching for the "perfect" church with the "perfect" congregation and the "perfect" pastor. This type of thinking works if you are shopping for a daycare for your children, but you're wasting your time and your search will end in disappointment and dejection if you apply the same rules to seeking Gods place for you. Besides, there are no perfect churches on Earth. Instead, pray to find a congregation of humble people with a humble Pastor who yield their will, and take up the will of a Perfect God...Then join yourself to their labor and serve. They are Christ-Centered and Bible Based in their intent. Romans 6:13, Hebrews 12:28
Faith That Is Focused
1 Peter 1 urges the believer to be holy. Not in the sense of earthly perfection, of one without sin or faults. Nor is it of someone who never commits an error or is blamed for a crime. But in verses 13-15 we are called to set our sights on the standards of God and be sober (serious) about our behavior.
This is not impossible, according to v 21-22 obeying the truth causes us to be purified (holy cleansing) we are now able to have love for each other, thru coming from the heart of a follower of Christ. By this our soul is purified and then we become spiritually Holy. Brothers and sisters we must be faithful to be focused.
[09/03/19] Why are you mad...?
Is "Old School" still relevant?
Just the other day I heard a young person speaking to a middle aged man, the man was giving advice to the young person, however as he was sharing his wisdom . The young person interrupted him, and told him that the "Old School" way was old and dead and there was no longer any reason for them to look to the previous generation for inspiration. He went so far as to tell him that the "New School" generation believes that God was imaginary, a figment of the superstitious imagination of people long ago.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are speaking with someone who doesn't know...that they don't know, offering advice seldom changes their mind. Instead share a scripture. In this case Jeremiah 6:16 is one that comes to mind. It reads "
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein."
We see God telling the people to stand with their faith in the "old paths"; and to walk in them. God promises peace to all those who reject the trappings of the world, the new things. He promises that if we seek his way, that he will give you peace. Now which school is relevant to your soul, the old school or the school of this world. Take the old paths and be blessed!
Faithful to God and Family, (Acts 11:24)
Able to see Gods will in trying times. (Job 6:30)
Thankful for the joys and trials in life, (Col 3:15)
Hopeful, regardless of the situation (Heb 6:11)
Energetic about life lived purposefully (Acts 11:23)
Righteous, rock solid in heart and mind, (Mark 12:30).
Happy Father's Day! Bless the name of the Lord
ONE QUESTION AND ONE ANSWER.
What must I do to be saved?
If you don't know who Jesus Christ is then you are a prisoner to sin. Just as the people in this passage are prisoners of Rome, many people are the prisoners of sin.
In our generation, many of us are bound by physical and mental handcuffs. We can be bound by alcohol, or prescription drugs or perhaps our prison cell is the cell of (heb 12:31) marital infidelity or gambling.
And in the same manner the prisoners in this passage were freed, God shakes our situation, our environment and our relationships to break the bars of dependence, the shackles of sin that keep us separated from Him. You need salvation for that to occur, you cannot do it by yourself and it impossible to save yourself from the disastrous situation that you are in. Can a man who is drowning pluck himself out of the the ocean? No, someone must save the one who is unable to save himself. Hence the most important question that the sinner can ask is.....
What must I do to be saved?
[06/09/19] The Word of God transforms peoples lives, for those that believe....
As we draw near to the passover season, we will have a few thoughts and lessons on the life of Jesus Christ.
Jesus was not only tempted by his enemies, he was betrayed by his closest friends.
- Matt 4:7-8. "Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt NOT TEMPT the Lord thy God.
8Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
To fulfill the scripture, he was betrayed by those he came to save.
-Matt 26:25. "Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
Jesus confounds us not only by knowing who would betray him, but by sharing the most heartfelt and difficult moments with his betrayer. Notice the language used at the very moment of his betrayal in Matt 26:50 50
"And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him." Be blest
Thankful people won't complain....Trusting people don't worry.
~C L Hicks
You don't have a soul...You are a Soul. You have a body.....
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
C. S. Lewis
[12/25/18] Toxic Environment(?)
What is a toxic person, and what makes them toxic? Well, there are many words that are commonly used to identify toxic people. We won't use any of them, but suffice to say, that "toxic" is a catch all term that categorizes people who impose their wants upon people up to and even beyond what people can mentally and emotionally withstand
Why is this important to discuss? Well, while everyone to some degree has a character flaw. The "toxic" person, needs the misery of others to feel better about themselves or they enjoy causing people to feel misery and distress.
The Bible doesnt list personality disorders specifically, but the description is on point with several disorders. Although psychologists and sociologist have identified numerous disorders that may be associated with "toxic" people. We will limit the discussion for simplicity... more to share.
[12/16/18] Do you have someone toxic in your life? What does the Bible say about this....
[12/14/18] Exhortation to steadfastness
[11/28/18] Modern progress....or regress
What to do when you can't "see" God.
There is a story that will help set the stage for this post. It goes like this....
Holmes and Watson went camping. After imbibing an abundance of liquid refreshments, Holmes awakened to see a clear sky. Holmes immediately woke the slumbering Watson and asked "Watson, look up, what do you see?" Watson slowly looked skyward and replied. "I see stars, and stars and more stars". Holmes replied "What does that mean?" Watson said "Well , astronomically it tells me that there are millions and millions of galaxies in the universe, Astrologically it tells me that Jupiter is completing its yearly revolution, horologically it tells me that it is a quarter of three in the morning, meterologically it tells me that we are in for a beautiful day, Theologically it tells me that this is a vast universe and we are but a speck in it.....Why Holmes what does it tell you?" Holmes replied "Watson you imbecile someone has stolen our tent!"
The oblivious Watson is correct in his observation, but unaware because he is not focused on what is clearly seen. Many times this is the case when christians go through a crisis in which it seems as if God doesn't know what is happening to us or he isn't there. There are a few things that we must clear up before we can begin to learn. First, we cant really "see" God, not with our physical eyes. Since God is a spirit (John 4:24) he is not visible to us though the physical senses, we must "sense" him with our spirit.
Although created in the image of God (Gen 1:27) it is not until you are born again, saved and sanctified that communication with God is possible. (John 3:3). The unrepentant cannot see God or communicate with him. This message is for those who are saved. The scripture tells us that "God will never leave you nor forsake you" (Heb 13:5) We must be clear, this is not, I repeat NOT a feeling, or butterflies in our stomach or a warm fuzzy. The real issue with "seeing" God is we are not in the habit of communicating with him regularly, and when we do we are desperate for him to deliver some miracle on our behalf. God is our heavenly father, and he desires regular communication with his children. Let us look to "see" him on a regular basis, to worship him to praise him to honor him more, for he is truly worthy of all that we can give him. He is always close to us, He will never leave or forsake us. Be blessed.
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[10/22/18] Saints, when you want to bring about a change in your life always remember that spiritual change begins from the inside out. Gods Spirit speaks with, relates with, has communion with and gives strength to the inner man (the Soul) Eph 3:16
Preparing to teach the general Sunday this morning.
" GOD CREATES THE FAMILY"
[08/01/18] Food for thought.....the opposite of Love is not hate but....indifference.
To be or not to be
The enemy is fighting against God for your soul. Although we do not see it with our eyes, there is a war that rages day and night in the spiritual realm. We know this because in the book of Joshua 1:9. There are four "be's". (1) Be Strong, (2) Be of good courage, (3) Be not dismayed and (4) Be not afraid. The good news is Heaven is a real place, prepared for those that have been courageous and accepted Jesus as their Lord and savior, the bad news for some is that hell is also a real place, prepared not just for bad people, but for those that reject Jesus the Christ. Be blest.
The Avenue Baptist Church Sunday School is the primary ministry for carrying out most effectively the teaching ministry of Jesus Christ. it reaches all ages and is essential for empowering the Saints for productive ministry through the organized study of the Word of God.
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