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Michael's extensive experience teaching teachers and leaders how to revitalize their Sabbath School classes is still evident in his Teacher Outlines. For more of his background, see our About page)

04: Christ and the Law in the Sermon on the Mount – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus tells us that He did not come to do away with the law, but to magnify it and show the need of the Holy Spirit in order to keep it.

[Lesson plan for Christ and the Law in the Sermon on the Mount April 21, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 5:17-20.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why does Jesus emphasize the law [...]

02: Christ and the Law of Moses – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus respected the law and underlined the lessons about God’s grace and power revealed in the law.

[Lesson plan for Christ and the Law of Moses April 7,2014]

1. Have a volunteer read John 5:1.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How did Jesus relate to and demonstrate His obedience to the law?
c. Personal Application: How do the feasts help explain to us what Jesus has [...]

01: Laws in Christ’s Day – lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Various laws governed society in the time of Christ. An understanding of the historical and cultural context provides a framework for God’s moral law, the Ten Commandments.

[Lesson plan for Laws In Christ's Day March 31. 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 2:1-5.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why would Joseph and Mary obey the law of the land on taxes when she was [...]

13: The Cost of Discipleship – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : In order to be a disciple, we must discipline ourselves. We can’t police each other intensively; we need to keep ourselves under Christ and His law.

[Lesson plan for The Cost of Discipleship March 24, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 12:51-53.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does it mean to put Christ before everyone, including family?
c. Personal Application: In what ways do [...]

11: Discipling Spiritual Leaders – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Knowledge that includes an experience in faith, hardship, sanctification, and self-sacrifice along with doctrine prepares disciples to become leaders.

[Lesson plan for Discipling Spiritual Leaders March 10, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read John 16:7-12.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Was there more truth that the disciples needed to learn through the study of the Bible and the guidance of the Holy Spirit?
c. Personal Application: [...]

10: Discipling the Nations – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : We need to join Christ in overturning the racial, ethnic, and language barriers that hinder the gospel presentation..

[Lesson plan for Discipling the Nations March 3, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 4:25-30.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What was Jesus saying here that made the Jews in the synagogue so angry with Him?
c. Personal Application: Why is it easier to focus on our [...]

08: With the Rich and Famous – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Materialistic persons, rich or poor, cannot serve God and money. We cannot allow the deceitfulness of riches to draw us away from Christ.

[Lesson plan for With the Rich and Famous February 17, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read I Timothy 6:10.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why or how does the love of money cause many to depart from the faith?
c. Personal Application: What [...]

07: Jesus and the Social Outcasts – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : From God’s perspective, every human being is of infinite worth. Everyone deserves as much mercy, respect, and kindness as possible.

[Lesson plan for Jesus and the Social Outcasts February 10, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 15:1-7.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does this passage reveal about Christ’s attitude toward social outcasts?
c. Personal Application: What kind of attitude do we have toward those [...]

06: Discipling the Ordinary – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : People who know their limitations and trust God for guidance can accomplish extraordinary things for Him.

[Lesson plan for Discipling the "Ordinary" February 3, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 2:21-24.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why did Jesus’ parents offer two turtle doves rather than a lamb or bullock for His purification?
c. Personal Application: What hindered you from accepting Christ and living the [...]

05: Discipling the Sick – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : There is an intimate correlation among physical, emotional, and spiritual health. We need to minister to the total person.

[Lesson plan for Discipling the Sick January 27, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read John 9:1-3.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How do we understand the seeming unfairness of those who are born with handicaps and less than normal physical or mental health? Can it be [...]