LYDIA: CALLED TO SERVE
BIBLE BASIS: Acts 16:11-15, 40; 1 Corinthians 1:26-30
BIBLE TRUTH: Lydia responds to the Gospel and becomes and example of hospitality.
MEMORY VERSE: “And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us” (Acts 16:15, KJV).
LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will ASSESS how Lydia used her gifts and her place in society to support Paul’s ministry, REPENT of the times we have looked down on others who have not had the same opportunities or advantages, and SERVE others joyfully through whatever means are at our disposal.
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: ACTS 16:11-15, 40—Read and incorporate the insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your study of the lesson.