03: Sacrifices – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The sacrificial system was introduced to Adam and Eve, practiced by the patriarchs, and amplified in the law of Moses..gless03

[Teaching plan for Sacrifices October 14, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 12:21-24.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why were they supposed to dip hyssop in the blood?
c. Personal Application : How can we learn to surrender everything to God and do everything exactly as He has commanded us? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “Are we still supposed to be keeping the Passover? It says we are supposed to observe it forever. What does that mean?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Genesis 22:8-12

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How does Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son and also believe God would provide a lamb illustrate the concept of justification by faith and God’s love?
c. Personal Application : Have you ever had to do something you dreaded doing but had to in faith anyway? How did you feel during and after? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “What amazes me is the willingness of Isaac to be sacrificed. He must have had a thorough education and training in faith. But why would either of them think God would require human sacrifice?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Romans 12:1,2

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What does it mean not to be conformed to this world?
c. Personal Application : How often do you think of your body as a living sacrifice concerning your lifestyle? Share.
d. Case Study : One of your neighbors states, “I thought God forgave our sins so we could live without fear or guilt. Can’t we eat, drink, and do whatever we want because we are not under the law but under grace?” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Leviticus 17:10,11.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. Does the New Testament reinforce this taboo on blood? Are you concerned whether meat is kosher or not?
(Note: Acts 15:20,29)
c. Personal Application : How can we get caught up in thinking we do something to save ourselves instead of trusting in Christ’s sacrifice? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Note : “Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.” MH p. 149.

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