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05: The Blessing of the Righteous – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : God created humans with free choice so that we can love Him and one another. He shows the principles of cause and effect so that we can make choices that benefit us and others.

[Lesson Plan for The Blessing of the Righteous January 26, 2015]

1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 10:1-7.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What kind of choices do we have in life? […]

04: Divine Wisdom – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Wisdom refers to a diving being – the pre-incarnate Christ, who was Cocreator with the Father and served as mediator even before sin.

[Lesson Plan for Divine Wisdom January 19, 2015]

1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 8:13-17.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why is being proud and arrogant listed with evil?
c. Personal Application: Does God only love those who love Him? What is this saying […]

03: A Matter of Life and Death – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : God teaches us His principles of living for our own good. Understanding the guidance from God’s law is essential for our ultimate survival.

[Lesson Plan for A Matter of Life and Death January 12, 2015]

1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 6:20-23.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does it mean to bind the commandments on our hearts and tie them to our necks?
c. Personal Application: […]

02: From Ears to Feet – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : If Christ lives in us, we can reset our desires and live wisely.

[Lesson Plan for From Ears to Feet January 5, 2015]

1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 1:5-7.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How does hearing, or listening, help us in achieving knowledge and understanding?
c. Personal Application: How have your emotions led you right or wrong? What have you learned from these experiences? Share […]

01: The Call of Wisdom – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : The call of wisdom leads us to obedience and the ability to discern between good and evil.

[Lesson plan for The Call of Wisdom December 29, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 1:5-7.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What is wisdom and how does it contrast with knowledge?
c. Personal Application: How does fearing God help us to understand proverbs and the dark sayings of the […]

13: The Everlasting Gospel – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : We are indeed saved by faith which works by love and purified the soul. Every second God is using all His power, grace, and mercy to reconcile us to Him.

[Lesson plan for The Everlasting Gospel December 29, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 15:29-32.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What had to take place in the son’s heart before he could return home? […]

12: Prayer, Healing, and Restoration – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : There is nothing that God cannot heal, transform, undo, bind up, or restore. Jesus is interested in the total person in a substantial, lasting healing.

[Lesson Plan for Prayer, Healing, and Restoration December 15, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read James 5:13-15.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What is the significance of the anointing ceremony with oil? Can’t God heal a person just in answer to […]

11: Getting Ready For the Harvest – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : As we wait for the Lord to return, James encourages believers to strive to be patient in the face of evil and injustice and not to take heart.

[Lesson Plan for Getting Ready for the Harvest December 8, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read James 5:7,8.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does it mean to be patient and establish our hearts?
c. Personal Application: What Bible […]

10: Weep and Howl – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Meaningful relationships, job satisfaction, and a purposeful life gives one more happiness than wealth.

[Lesson plan for Weep and Howl December 1. 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read James 5:1-5.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What kind of wealth is James speaking of here? Why does he warn people who have riches to weep and howl?
c. Personal Application: What injustices cause you to burn with anger […]

09: Our Lawgiver and Judge – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Our attitude towards law affects how we relate to others and to God. Law governs how we relate to others.

[Lesson plan for One Lawgiver and Judge November 24, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read James 4:11,12.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Is this saying that when we speak against another person, we are judging them? How can we keep ourselves from being judgmental?
c. Personal Application: Have […]