The United House of Prayer For All People ®
of the Church on the Rock of the Apostolic Faith
Sunday School Lesson **Consult Sunday School Book for Lesson Plan and References.
The Honorable Bishop C. M. Bailey, Leader
Lesson: The Hand of the Lord
Date: February 25, 2018
1 Samuel 5:1–7
1 And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod. 2 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. 3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again. 4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. 5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon’s house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.
6 But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof. 7 And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us: for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our god.
Questions To Consider:
1. Why did the Philistines take the Ark of the Covenant?
2. Why was their God Dagon broken?
3. What is emerods?
4. Israel nor Philistine were able to use the Ark of the Covenant for their purpose. Why?
Consider: After suffering the embarrassment of ungodliness do we insist on living the same way?