The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on the Resumption of Sunday School or Bible Sunday.

Calls to Worship

Prayers of Adoration

Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God

Introductions to Singing

Confessions of Sin

Assurances of God’s Pardon, Declarations of God’s Forgiveness, and Absolutions

Fellowship, Loving One Another, and Passing God’s Peace

Introductions to Scripture Readings

Introductions before Offerings

Prayers of Dedication

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Prayers of Requests

Prayers of Requests and Thanksgiving

Affirmations, Encouragements, and Promises of God

Exhortations

Ascriptions and Self-Declarations by God

Benedictions and Blessings

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are listed below that are incomplete will have an asterisk after their references.

Since the scriptures that are listed below are meant to be used in worship services, please feel free to copy and paste the ones that you select to use in a service. If you copy and paste a selection of scripture into Microsoft Word that has the word LORD in it and then highlight that scripture and change the size of the font for it, then you will also have to do one of the following two things in order for the letters ORD to be smaller capitals than the letter L. Manually change the letters ORD to a smaller size by highlighting them and changing their font to a smaller size than the rest of the scripture selection. Or make the letters Small caps by: 1) Deleting them. 2) Retyping them as ord and highlighting them. 3) Going to the Font area on the Home tab and clicking on the small arrow in its lower right corner. 4) On the Font tab in the next window, checking the box next to Small caps.

 

The Best Calls to Worship for the Resumption
of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart— I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. 12 Praise be to you, LORD; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:1-2, 7, 10, 12

108 Accept, LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. 111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. 112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end. Psalm 119:108, 111-112

171 May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees. 172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous. 173 May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. 175 Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me. Psalm 119:171-173, 175

20 “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. 21 He changes times and seasons . . . . He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. 22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. 23 I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors . . . .” Daniel 2:20-23*

16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16

Other Calls to Worship to Consider Using

57 You are my portion, LORD; I have promised to obey your words. 58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. 59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes. 60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. 64 The earth is filled with your love, LORD; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:57-60, 64

I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed. May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great. [Y]our love, LORD, endures forever . . . . Psalm 138:1-2, 4-5, 8*

Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of . . . God . . . . He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” Micah 4:2ab*

 

The Best Prayers of Adoration and Their Introductions for
the Resumption of 
Sunday School or Bible Sunday

31 “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. 32 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?” 2 Samuel 22:31–32

 

The Best Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God and Their Introductions for the Resumption of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

28 “Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.” 2 Samuel 7:28

22 “God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him?” Job 36:22

19 Then Daniel praised the God of heaven 20 and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. 21 He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. 22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.” Daniel 2:19b-22*

Other Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God
and Their Introductions to Consider Using

26 “You, LORD, are God! You have promised these good things to your servant.” 1 Chronicles 17:26

I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. Psalm 16:7

25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.” Matthew 11:25-26

 

The Best Introductions to Singing for the Resumption
of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

171 May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees. 172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous. Psalm 119:171-172

I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; . . . I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. Psalm 138:1-2*

Other Introductions to Singing to Consider Using

54 Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge. Psalm 119:54

 

The Best Confessions of Sin and Their Introductions for
the Resumption of 
Sunday School or Bible Sunday

The maximum number of scriptures that are usually listed for a worship service are about 10. But there are so many of “The Best Confessions of Sin and Their Introductions” that apply well for a Bible Sunday worship service or one that is based on the resumption of Sunday School that there are many more than this listed below.

Why did you despise the word of the LORD by doing what is evil in his eyes? 13 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” 2 Samuel 12:9a, 13a*

1 [T]he Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and putting dust on their heads. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors. They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the LORD their God. Nehemiah 9:1, 2b-3*

31 “ ‘I am guilty but will offend no more. 32 Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.’ ” Job 34:31-32*

23 Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. Proverbs 1:23

33 “They turned their backs to me and not their faces; though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.” Jeremiah 32:33

“ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ ” Matthew 15:8-9

29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.” Matthew 22:29

“ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’” Mark 7:6-7*

46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” Luke 6:46-49

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” 34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” John 8:31-34

21 [G]et rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. James 1:21*

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22

Other Confessions of Sin and Their Introductions to Consider Using

13 “Turn from your evil ways. Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your ancestors to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets.” 2 Kings 17:13*

14 While they were bringing out the money that had been taken into the temple of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the LORD that had been given through Moses. 15 Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the LORD.” He gave it to Shaphan. 18 Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king. 19 When the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his robes. 20 He gave these orders to Hilkiah, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Abdon son of Micah, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king’s attendant: 21 “Go and inquire of the LORD for me and for the remnant in Israel and Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the LORD’s anger that is poured out on us because those who have gone before us have not kept the word of the LORD; they have not acted in accordance with all that is written in this book.” 2 Chronicles 34:14-15, 18-21

24 “Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.” Job 6:24

“These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.” Isaiah 66:2b*

17 Now you . . . ; if you rely on the law and boast in God; 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth—21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? 23 You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24 As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed . . . because of you.” Romans 2:17-21a, 23-24*

Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.” We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel. 11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 1 Corinthians 10:6-11

17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Ephesians 4:17-18

10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him [God] out to be a liar and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:10

 

The Best Assurances of Pardon, Declarations of God’s Forgiveness, and Absolutions for the Resumption of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24

13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13

God our Savior, . . . wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. 1 Timothy 2:3-6a*

Other Assurances of Pardon, Declarations of God’s Forgiveness,
and Absolutions to Consider Using

31 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant . . . . 33 This is the covenant I will make . . . ,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Jeremiah 31:31, 33-34*

10 This is the covenant I will establish . . . , declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 12 I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. Hebrews 8:10, 12*

16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” 17 Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” Hebrews 10:16-17

 

The Best Scriptures on Fellowship, Loving One Another, and Passing God’s Peace for the Resumption of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our LORD. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” 12 Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them. Nehemiah 8:10, 12

22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. 1 Peter 1:22

Other Scriptures on Fellowship, Loving One Another,
and Passing God’s Peace to Consider Using

14 They found written in the Law, which the LORD had commanded through Moses, that the Israelites were to live in temporary shelters during the festival of the seventh month 16 So the people went out and brought back branches and built themselves temporary shelters on their own roofs, in their courtyards, in the courts of the house of God and in the square by the Water Gate and the one by the Gate of Ephraim. 18 Day after day, from the first day to the last, Ezra read from the Book of the Law of God. They celebrated the festival for seven days, and on the eighth day, in accordance with the regulation, there was an assembly. Nehemiah 8:14, 16, 18

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42

 

The Best Introductions to Scripture Readings for the
Resumption of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

The maximum number of scriptures that are usually listed for a worship service are about 10. But there are so many scriptures that can be used to introduce the Scripture readings for a Bible Sunday worship service or one when Sunday School resumes that there are many more than this listed below.

13 “If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you.” Exodus 33:13a*

10 Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel. Ezra 7:10

Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8

How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:9, 11

33 Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Psalm 119:33-34

66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands. Psalm 119:66

10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:10

1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:1-6

1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Proverbs 3:1-2

I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.” Proverbs 4:2, 4*

19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. Proverbs 22:19

17 This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer, the Holy One . . . : “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17*

52 He [Jesus] said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.” Matthew 13:52

17 [T]hanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. Romans 6:17-18*

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:14-15

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Other Introductions to Scripture Readings to Consider Using

Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up. The Levites—Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan and Pelaiah—instructed the people in the Law while the people were standing there. They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read. Nehemiah 8:5, 7-8

12 Praise be to you, LORD; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:12

124 Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:124

135 Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:135

12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12

23 “ ‘They are to teach my people the difference between the holy and the common and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.’ ” Ezekiel 44:23

[E]verything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4*

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

13 [D]evote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 1 Timothy 4:13*

1 You . . . must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. Titus 2:1*

 

The Best Introductions before Offerings for the Resumption
of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

12 When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied. 13 Then say to the LORD your God: “I have removed from my house the sacred portion and have given it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, according to all you commanded. I have not turned aside from your commands nor have I forgotten any of them. Deuteronomy 26:12-13

Other Introductions before Offerings to Consider Using

The king contributed from his own possessions for the morning and evening burnt offerings and for the burnt offerings on the Sabbaths, at the New Moons and at the appointed festivals as written in the Law of the LORD. He ordered the people living in Jerusalem to give the portion due the priests and Levites so they could devote themselves to the Law of the LORD. As soon as the order went out, the Israelites generously gave the firstfruits of their grain, new wine, olive oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything. The people of Israel and Judah who lived in the towns of Judah also brought a tithe of their herds and flocks and a tithe of the holy things dedicated to the LORD their God, and they piled them in heaps. They began doing this in the third month and finished in the seventh month. When Hezekiah and his officials came and saw the heaps, they praised the LORD and blessed his people Israel. 2 Chronicles 31:3-8

21 Now I, King Artaxerxes, decree that all the treasurers of Trans-Euphrates are to provide with diligence whatever Ezra the priest, the teacher of the Law of the God of heaven, may ask of you— Ezra 7:21

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47

 

The Best Prayers of Dedication and Their Introductions for
the Resumption of 
Sunday School or Bible Sunday

The maximum number of scriptures that are usually listed for a worship service are about 10. But there are so many of “The Best Prayers of Dedication and Their Introductions” that apply very well for a Bible Sunday worship service or one that is based on the resumption of Sunday School that there are many more than this listed below.

46 “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life.” Deuteronomy 32:46-47a*

22 “Accept instruction from his [God’s] mouth and lay up his words in your heart.” Job 22:22

Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

16 When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16

23 “[T]he seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:23*

20 “Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.” Mark 4:20*

27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” 28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:27-28

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32

17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. Romans 6:17-18

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. James 1:22-25

Other Prayers of Dedication and Their Introductions to Consider Using

37 “In fact, the reason I [Jesus] was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” John 18:37cd*

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

25 Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:25-27*

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11

16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16

13 [D]evote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 1 Timothy 4:13*

23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. 2 Timothy 2:23-26

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:2-3

 

The Best Prayers of Thanksgiving and Their Introductions for
the Resumption of 
Sunday School or Bible Sunday

The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. 11 By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7-8, 11

13 And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13

13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you . . . to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13*

Other Prayers of Thanksgiving and Their Introductions to Consider Using

23 “I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you . . . .” Daniel 2:23*

 

The Best Prayers of Requests and Their Introductions for
the Resumption of 
Sunday School or Bible Sunday

13 “If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you.” Exodus 33:13a*

Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

11 Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11

33 Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Psalm 119:33-34

1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:1-6

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” John 15:7-8

Other Prayers of Requests and Their Introductions to Consider Using

13 “Go and inquire of the LORD for me and for the people . . . about what is written in this book [the Book of the Law] that has been found.” 2 Kings 22:13a*

66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands. Psalm 119:66

108 Accept, LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. Psalm 119:108

124 Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:124

135 Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:135

10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:10

12 “Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.” Daniel 10:12b*

 

The Best Prayers of Requests and Thanksgiving and Their Introductions for the Resumption of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. 10 All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant. Psalm 25:4-5, 8-10

31 I hold fast to your statutes, LORD; do not let me be put to shame. 32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding. 33 Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. 38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared. 40 How I long for your precepts! In your righteousness preserve my life. 41 May your unfailing love come to me, LORD, your salvation, according to your promise; 42 . . . for I trust in your word. 43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws. Psalm 119:31-38, 40-43*

58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. 62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws. 64 The earth is filled with your love, LORD; teach me your decrees. 65 Do good to your servant according to your word, LORD. 66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands. 68 You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:58, 62, 64-66, 68

135 Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees. 137 You are righteous, LORD, and your laws are right. 138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy. 140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them. Psalm 119:135, 137-138, 140

Other Prayers of Requests and Thanksgiving and
Their Introductions to Consider Using

11 Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. 12 I will praise you, LORD my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. 13 For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead. Psalm 86:11-13

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— [S]ince the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. Colossians 1:3-4, 9-12*

 

The Best Affirmations, Encouragements, and Promises of God for the Resumption of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” John 15:7-8

15 “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4

13 [W]e ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you . .  to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13*

23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23

14 I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one. 1 John 2:14c*

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 4

Other Affirmations, Encouragements, and Promises of God to Consider Using

11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Deuteronomy 30:11, 14

He [the LORD] will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6

26 “[T]he Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I [Jesus] have said to you.” John 14:26*

[I]n him [Christ Jesus] you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 1 Corinthians 1:5

God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6

 

The Best Exhortations for the Resumption
of Sunday School or Bible Sunday

The maximum number of scriptures that are usually listed for a worship service are about 10. But there are so many of “The Best Exhortations” that apply very well for a Bible Sunday worship service or one that is based on the resumption of Sunday School that there are many more than this listed below.

46 “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. Deuteronomy 32:46-47a*

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8

22 “Accept instruction from his [God’s] mouth and lay up his words in your heart.” Job 22:22

I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.” Proverbs 4:2, 4*

“Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.” Proverbs 4:5

20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Proverbs 4:20-22

32 “Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it. 35 For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.” Proverbs 8:32-33, 35

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 2 Timothy 3:14

Other Exhortations to Consider Using

11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.  Deuteronomy 30:11, 14

23 “[T]he seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:23*

36 He [Jesus] took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” Mark 9:36-37

14 He [Jesus] said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14b*

37 Jesus answered, “In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” John 18:37bcd*

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8

15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you . . . . 2 Thessalonians 2:15*

12 Don’t let anyone look down on you . . . but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12*

21 [G]et rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. James 1:21*

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. James 1:22-25

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13

18 [G]row in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18a*

24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 1 John 2:24

 

The Best Ascriptions and Self-Declarations by God for the
Resumption of Sunday 
School or Bible Sunday

28 “Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised . . . good things to your servant.”  2 Samuel 7:28*

13 “To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. 22 He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light.” Job 12:13, 22

22 “God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him?” Job 36:22

Other Ascriptions and Self-Declarations by God to Consider Using

29 “You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD turns my darkness into light.” 2 Samuel 22:29

31 “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. 32 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?” 2 Samuel 22:31-32

30 As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? Psalm 18:30-31

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. Hebrews 1:3a*

 

The Best Benedictions and Blessings for the Resumption
of Sunday 
School or Bible Sunday

32 “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:3-4

Other Benedictions and Blessings to Consider Using

Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands. Psalm 112:1b*