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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)

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 […]

08: The Humility of Heavenly Wisdom – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : It is the love of self that brings unrest. We need the same mind of Jesus that humbled Himself that we might be saved.

[Lesson Plan for The Humility of Heavenly Wisdom October 17. 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read James 3:13-16.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What is the Bible definition of worldly wisdom here? How is Godly wisdom different?
c. Personal Application: How can we […]

07: Taming the Tongue – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Words hold tremendous power. Words can soothe and reassure, or poison and contaminate.

[Lesson Plan for Taming the Tongue November 10, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read James 3:1,2.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why does being a teacher or leader bring a greater condemnation? How do we offend in many things?
c. Personal Application: Has anyone influenced you in a positive way? How did they impact […]

06: Faith That Works – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Faith and works cannot be separated. We can’t be saved by our works, but without them, our faith is useless.

[Lesson Plan for Faith That Works November 3, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read James 2:18.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How do we show our faith by our works? Can a person do good works and yet not have faith?
c. Personal Application: Is there a […]

05: Love and the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : It is our love for God that leads us to do His will. It is the doers of His law of love who will be justified..

[Lesson Plan for Love and the Law October 27, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read James 2:1-7.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Are we to ignore the rich and cater to the poor? Don’t poor people love riches just as […]

04: Being and Doing – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought: When we are saved by grace, we will be doers of God’s Word, because we have placed our faith in Him. He leads us to become new in the Spirit.

[Lesson Plan for Being and Doing October 20, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read James 1:22-24.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What is the difference between believing the Word and doing it? Are we partial doers of […]

03: Enduring Temptation – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought: God provided everything to overcome sin. As we hide the Word in our hearts, we can overcome the temptation to sin…

[Lesson Plan for Enduring Temptation October 13, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read James 1:12-14.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. We get the crown of life when we overcome the temptation, but what if we fail the test, over and over?
c. Personal Application: What is the […]