Sunday School Lesson – June 21, 2020

America Needs Dads Who Are in Touch With God

Are you in touch with the Lord?

Are you in touch with His will?

Are you listening to the Lord?

Is your heart in whatever God wants you to do?

I. What are the characteristics of a man who is out of touch?

A) He lives only for himself and does not please God. (Romans 15:1-3)

B) He lives to please men. (Galatians 1:10)

C) He lives to please the flesh. (Romans 8:8-9)

D) He simply does not have faith. (Romans 11:6)

II. Name some Biblical characters who were not in touch.

A) Peter is an outstanding figure of the New Testament. Take note of how he lost “touch” with God. At the Last Supper he promises to lay his life down for Christ. (John 13:37)

He took a step downward when he fell asleep. (Matthew 26:40) Next, he tried to kill a man. (John 18:10-11) Then he followed afar off. Then he denied Christ, (Matthew 26:69-70) and cursed. (Matthew 26:74)

B) Eli was out of touch with God. He allowed his sons to commit terrible sins in the House of God. (1 Samuel 2:12-17) Eli couldn’t hear God’s voice because of his evil.

Read 1 Samuel 3:2-18.

C) David was out of touch with God. Read Psalm 51. Here is a man who gave way to the passion of the flesh after God had so marvelously protected and revealed himself to him. Conclusion: See how he prays to be “restored” (Psalm 51)

III. What are the characteristics that identify the man who is in touch with God.

A) Those who ask the right thing from God

David asked for an understanding heart to discern between good and bad, and the speech please the Lord. (1 Kings 3:9-10)

B) Those who are separated for God (2 Timothy 2:4)

C) Those who are wholly yielded to God (Hebrews 3:1-3)

D) Those who walk with God

Enoch walked with God, and he had a testimony that pleased God. (Hebrews 11:5)

E) Those who praise God (Psalm 69:30-31)

Dad— are you in touch with God? Man— are you in touch with God?