Palm Sunday - International NKJV Sunday school School, Outline for Teacher's & Student's

April 5
Lesson 6 (KJV)
Just Servant
Devotional Reading:Psalm 98
Background Scripture:Isaiah 42
Isaiah 42:1–9
1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
5 Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of
it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
8 I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

Key Verse
Behold my servantwhom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; have put my spirit upon himhe shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.Isaiah 42:1
Justice and the PROPHETS
Unit 2: God Promises a Just Kingdom
Lessons 6–9
Lesson Aims
After participating in this lesson, each learner will be able to:
1. Identify the Lord’s servant and the servant’s task.
2. Explain the fulfillment of the lesson text found in Matthew 12:15–21.
3. Sing a hymn or song that is based on Isaiah 42.
Lesson Outline
A. Champions of Justice
B. Lesson Context
I. Presentation (Isaiah 42:1–4)
A. God’s Servant (v. 1)
B. Gentle and Just (vv. 2–4)
A Piggyback Servant
Humble Research
II. Commission (Isaiah 42:5–9)
A. Called by the Creator (v. 5)
B. Called to Covenant (vv. 6, 7)
C. Called for God’s Glory (vv. 8, 9)
A. In His Steps
B. Prayer
C. Thought to Remember




















What Do You Think?
What are some issues you believe the Lord doesn’t want you to voice publicly “in the street” in imitation of this characteristic? Why?
Digging Deeper
How do Matthew 5:14–16; Matthew 6:5; and Matthe22:9 inform your response?

What Do You Think?
Which characteristic of Jesus most stirs you to act and speak on His behalf: that of Matthew 12:20 (which quotes Isaiah 42:3) or of Matthew 21:12-13? Why?
Digging Deeper
What examples can you list of situations calling for a Matthew 12:20 response rather than one of Matthew 21:12-13—and vice versa?

What Do You Think?
In what ways might your life change, were you to be more consistent at reminding yourself of God’s position and role of Creator?
Digging Deeper
How can your church encourage its members to do likewise?

What Do You Think?
What can you do to improve your ability to recognize the various physical, spiritual, and emotional prisons that restrict your fellow Christians’ effectiveness for Christ?
Digging Deeper
How do Galatians 3:23 and Hebrews 13:3 help define your task in this regard?

What Do You Think?
What’s the best way for Christians to guard against glorifying anything or anyone except God? Or is there a single best way? Explain.
Digging Deeper
Considering texts such as Romans 16:3, 4, 6, 7, 10, and 12, how will you know when [the] praise of a person crosses the line?

We thank YouFather, for sending the promised servant to save us and inaugurate Your justice on earth. May the Holy Spirit empower us with the courage to follow Your servant’s humble example as we serve Him and those around us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Thought to Remember
Jesus is the champion of justice
and the servant of all servants.

 Sloan, Andrew, Kabrina Bass, and Matt Lockhart. “A Just Servant.” The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2019–2020. Ed. Ronald L. Nickelson et al. Vol. 67. Colorado Springs, CO: Standard Publishing, 2020. 275. Print.

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