Sons of God and Sons of Men

Those who have children often wonder how two children in the same family can be so different? One child may be shy and retiring while their sibling is a social butterfly, glowing with delight when surrounded by others and always ready for a party. When spiritual issues are at stake, parents often fret over their … [Click to read more …]

God’s Name

The question of how to properly speak and write God’s name frequently comes up. To answer that question, we first have to determine what God’s name is. It is not “God,” or “Lord,” or “Jehovah.” These are what we would call titles not names. God’s name is “YHWH.”  Because the Hebrews considered God’s name too … [Click to read more …]

01: Two Classes of Worshipers – Teaching plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought:True worshippers in Genesis centered their devotional activities on what God had provided to deliver them from sin. 1.  Have a volunteer read Genesis 3:8-13. A.  Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B.  Why were Adam and Eve evasive in their answers to … [Click to read more …]

13: Clothed in Christ – Thought questions
Joyce Griffith

S T O R Y “Today we studied the second law of thermodynamics,” Robert said at mealtime. “You’re getting a lot of knowledge in your head. What is the second law of thermodynamics?” Dad said. “Um, I’m not sure, Dad. It’s about something called time’s arrow, so we know how things change over time.” “Can … [Click to read more …]

The Purpose of the Church

“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely … [Click to read more …]

13: Clothed in Christ – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: To be clothed in Christ means that God not only sees us as justified and righteous now, but also as we live Christ’s life, we are daily remade into God’s likeness. 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:26-29. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of … [Click to read more …]

A Passion for Souls – Inside Story

Razzak stopped at the door of the Christian church in Kolkota (Calcutta), India. Ever since he was a child he had wondered about Jesus. The door was open, and being curious, he walked inside. The pastor greeted him and told him more about Jesus and introduced him to the plan of salvation. Razzak left the … [Click to read more …]

Bought and Sold

“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” I Corinthians 15:51-52, NIV   We have all had the … [Click to read more …]

Faith Full Circle – Inside story

Maria Villaroel lives on Easter Island, one of the most remote places on earth. This small island, known for its mysterious stone statues, lies more than two thousand miles west of South America. Maria’s husband, Atillio, traveled to Easter Island in 1975, leaving Maria and their infant son behind in Chile. During her husband’s absenceMaria … [Click to read more …]