5. The Controversy Continues – Questions for Discussion
Joyce Griffith

1. Choosing those qualified to fight wickedness. Why does God seem to choose insignificant folks like Nehemiah and Ruth to play key roles in the war against evil? What should be the primary focus of our thinking before we arrive at the day of deliverance?  2. David, Goliath and Bathsheba. There’s a trio to contend with! Our lesson points … [Click to read more …]

4 Conflict and Crisis: The Judges – Discussion topics
Joyce Griffith

The Judges. What comes to mind when you think of the time when God’s people were ruled not by ministers or prophets or kings but by judges? Insurrection? Devotion? Rebellion? Isn’t it true that some of the judges were righteous? What can we learn from them? The time of the judges was negative in some ways, … [Click to read more …]

Lesson 2: Crisis in Eden – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Memory Verse: “‘And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel’” (Genesis 3:15, NKJV). To whom is God speaking? How far-reaching is the promise of this prophecy? Should we cling to God to avoid the crisis? Or can … [Click to read more …]

Lesson 1: Crisis in Heaven – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

“Salvation Belongs to our God.” How did sin happen? In a perfect world with a perfect God full of love for every living being, how was sin in all its horrible aspects able to invade? Why did God’s two beings created in His image turn from His ways to choose the ways of the evil … [Click to read more …]

13: Lessons from Jeremiah – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

A Branch of Righteousness. What beautiful promise does the Lord share with Jeremiah to give him a sense of stability and strength as he enters the final phases of his ministry? Is this the only prophecy in the Old Testament of the coming of a Savior to this earth? See the next-to-last paragraph on the … [Click to read more …]

Back to Egypt, – Discussion questions
Joyce Griffith

Memory text: “May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with everything the Lord your God sends to tell us.” Jeremiah 42:25 NIV A sad, sad conclusion to a heroic prophet’s life and witness. Day after day he prayed for guidance, and day after day … [Click to read more …]

11 The Covenant – Thoughts for Discussion
Joyce Griffith

The Covenants. Were you just a bit surprised to see the introductory comment in our lesson guide stating that there is only one covenant? Have you struggled in school to learn the difference between the 1st and 2nd covenants? The old and the new? Have you ever been confused about the New Covenant occurring in … [Click to read more …]

7 The Crisis Continues – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

More challenges. Poor Jeremiah. Since Jeremiah was a godly man, we‘re sure he wasn’t being punished. But he suffered as if he were a lawbreaker or a rebel. Why do trials keep falling on the prophet of God? Do you and I ever get in trouble without doing anything wrong? How do you feel when … [Click to read more …]

Symbolic Acts – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Symbols in Scripture. Are you ever amazed by how many symbols we see in Scripture? Isn’t there also a good share of realism in Scripture? Have you ever heard the plaintive plea from a class member, “Is this symbolic or real?” especially while studying final events through the prism of Biblical prophecy? And have you … [Click to read more …]

More Woes For the Prophet – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Lesson on Woes For the Prophet 1.       Mad at God.  Have you ever been angry about the way people are treating you? Ever been mad at God? What was Jeremiah’s complaint about God? Was it justified? Why can’t God’s followers be treated with the justice and civility they deserve? Have you ever known someone who … [Click to read more …]