12. More clothing imagery: Teaching plan
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Key Thought:  Christ wore simple clothing. He humbly bore mocking and insults in humiliation as they tore His clothes..

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 8:43-48.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. Why did the woman think that just by touching Jesus’ garment she would be healed? Were there any magical powers in the garment He wore?

C. Personal Application:  How do we deal with faith and submission when dealing with physical issues? How can we maintain faith and trust if we are not healed when we ask?

D. Case Study:  One of your relatives states, “Why did Jesus ask who touched Him?  Wasn’t He surrounded by people and being touched by a lot of people?  What was He doing by bringing attention to her? Wouldn’t she be embarrassed?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Matthew 26:63-68

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. Why did Caiaphas rend his clothes in direct disobedience to the Levitical law concerning the high priest?  See Leviticus 21:10.

C. Personal Application:  In what ways could SDA’s be caught up in their own sense of moral and spiritual superiority that they could be blind to the truths God wants them to learn?  Share.

D. Case Study:  One of your friends states, “What does the high priest ripping his clothes in response to Jesus claiming to be the Messiah have to do with clothing issues?  Clearly, by ripping his clothes to condemn Jesus to death isn’t the kind of cover we want to have. What is the significance?” How would you respond to your friend?

(Note: Rending his clothes showed Caiaphas was unworthy of his position and worthy of the death penalty, of which he was condemning Jesus to.  And by Jesus’ death, the Levitical system along with the high priest was to be changed, replaced, and made irrelevant.)

3. Have a volunteer read Matthew 27:27-29.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. What was so ironic about the soldiers putting a purple robe and thorny crown on Jesus and pretending to worship Him?

C. Personal Application:  How do you respond when treated unfairly or made fun of?  How can focusing on Jesus’ response help you deal with it the next time it happens to you?

D. Case Study:  One of your neighbors states, “Does not knowing who Jesus really was excuse the soldiers, the high priest, or the Jewish nation for what they did to Him in response to His claims?  Does ignorance excuse sin?”  How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read John 19:23,24.

 

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. What prophetic significance do we find in what the soldiers did as Jesus hung dying on the cross?

C. Personal Application: Look at you life, deeds, works, thoughts, and your attitude towards friends and enemies. Do they reflect someone called, or someone chosen?  Share.

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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12. More clothing imagery: Teaching plan — 5 Comments

  1. When we allow the devil to reign in our lives he wil blind us of even very obvious biblical truth. It was obvious to soldiers that Jesus is the promised Messiah but just because they allowed satan to reign in them they had to deny the naked &revealled truth. The devil can &is doing the same to us today. Lets allow Jesus to reign instead.

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  2. I would really appreciate if at all you could be sending me some lessons in my inbox. At really don't have much time to read the bible and can't carry it around but my email is daily attendend to....thanks in advise chao...

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  3. Yah really I have just gotten the whole truth, if you really let the devil to reign in your life definitely the naked truth will not be seen.....thus we ought to pray every now and then for the grace of God to be upon us...

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  4. I like to read the lesson daily ,can you send to me the weekly study
    through my email above?

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  5. I recently suffered from one of the conditions that would make a man "unclean until evening" by the Levitical law. It is such an immense blessing to know that Jesus is my high priest and that I can seek his forgiveness for sin without shame or severe punishment.

    I really don't understand what parts of the Levitical Law apply to us and what parts were to cease from the time of Christ's ministry.

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