Writing UPCI Literature

I don’t know how many lessons I have written for Sunday school literature published by the United Pentecostal Church International. Some years ago, I estimated the number to be about 150. I have continued to write since then.

My first experience was in 1968, when I was asked to write the entire manual of thirteen lessons on the Junior High level. In 1969 I was invited to serve as the editor for the Junior High level literature of the new Word Aflame curriculum. I have continued to write through the years, with the exception of some of the time I was enrolled in seminary. At that time I had so much reading and writing to do in addition to my responsibilities as a Bible college administrator and teacher that I did not write much Sunday school literature. I did, however, publish some books during this time.

In retrospect, I wish I had kept a record of lessons written and a copy of each lesson. But much of that time was in the days before personal computers, which could have made it easier to keep permanent records.

So, here I am on the verge of retirement, and I am still writing. I am keeping digital copies now and have been for many years. In addition, I have decided to post notices on this blog when I complete writing projects, with a brief summary of the project.

In that spirit, I will now point out that I am in the process of writing four lessons for Word Aflame that will be published during the Winter 2019-20 quarter. The quarter explores themes in Hebrews, I and II Peter, and Jude. I have written verse by verse commentaries on each of these books. These commentaries are published by Word Aflame Press and are available at www.pentecostalpublishing.com. Some can be purchased on www.amazon.com and as iBook downloads.

I have recently submitted the first two lessons, titled “The Better Plan [lesson 1]” and “The Better High Priest [lesson 2].” I am currently working on “The Better Sacrifice [lesson three]”.