08: Christ, Our Priest – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Our safety is not only in accepting Christ’s sacrifice for us in the past, but also in His daily intercession for us in the present. Our future is secure if it lies in God’s hands.gless08

[Teaching Plan for Christ, Our Priest November 18, 1013]

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 8:31-34

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does it mean that Christ makes intercession for us?
c. Personal Application : Have you ever faced enemies and adversaries against you? At the time, did you believe God was on your side? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “Why does your church focus on Christ as an intercessor? Didn’t He complete His work of redemption at the cross?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read I Timothy 2:4-6

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. If God wants all men to be saved, why does the Bible say there are so few that will be?
c. Personal Application : Since Christ is your mediator, how often do you consult with Him on your case? How much time do you spend in heartfelt prayer? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “Jesus isn’t the only mediator: Jesus’ mother, Mary; St. Peter; the Pope: and the priests are also ordained by God to intercede for us.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 10:9-14

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. Why was it necessary for Jesus to become a human being and be tempted and suffer before He could become our High Priest?
c. Personal Application : Do you ever worry about what God thinks about you – your words, thoughts, and actions? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your neighbors states, “Jesus died once; one offering. He doesn’t have to continually offer His blood daily, like the priests on earth. So why do you teach He has a continual ministry as our priest in heaven? He’s seated at the right hand of the Father.” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 8:1,2

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What does it imply or indicate that Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father?
b. Personal Application : What does it mean that we can come to Jesus just as we are, but not in any manner? 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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