04: Lessons From the Sanctuary – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The sanctuary is one of God’s devices to teach us the meaning of the gospel.gless04

[Teaching plan for Lessons From the Sanctuary October 21, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 40:9,10.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What was the significance of anointing the sanctuary with oil?
c. Personal Application : Think about your habits, tastes, and activities. How much of who you are, and what you say and do would be considered holy? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “What was the real purpose of the sanctuary in the wilderness? Couldn’t God find a better way to save mankind?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Exodus 31:7-9

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What does the altar of burnt offering represent?
c. Personal Application : Why was the mercy seat placed over the top of the Ark of the Covenant? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “What does the table of showbread mean to us Christians as priests of God? What did it mean to eat the bread every Sabbath?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read I Kings 33-43

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What are the elements involved in the sanctuary service and how much of a person’s life was tied up in the sanctuary?
c. Personal Application : How much of your life is intertwined with prayer? How much time do you spend in prayer? Share.
d. Case Study : One of your neighbors states, “What does the daily functions of the Jews in the sanctuary have to do with us and present truth?” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Psalm 73:1-5, 17.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How does understanding the sanctuary help us understand God’s mercy and justice?
b. Personal Application : Have you ever felt that there was no justice for the wicked and evil that people do continually? Did you ever wish God would take care of it now instead of later? Share your thoughts.
c. 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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04: Lessons From the Sanctuary – Teaching Plan — 1 Comment

  1. Indeed very helpful plan not only for teaching but for personal learning and application as well. I am privileged to thank the staff for their dedicated endeavors to present the word of God with simplicity.

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