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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)

13: Keeping the Church Faithful – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Despite the presence of difficulties in the Christian life, we should hope in the knowledge that God is with us to provide strength to overcome.

[Teaching plan for Keeping the Church Faithful September 24, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What ‘traditions’ do you believe Paul is speaking of here? How can we tell what is a pillar […]

12: The Antichrist – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: The only protection against being overcome by Satan’s deceptions is loving the truth of God’s word.

 

[Teaching plan for The Antichrist September 17,2012]

1. Have a volunteer read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why did Paul warn the Thessalonian church members against those who would “deceive” them by announcing the second coming? Have people been deceived by that announcement in these latter years? […]

11: Promise to the Persecuted – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: God is aware of the injustices inflicted on His followers and will vindicate their faithfulness and punish their enemies when Christ returns.

[Teaching plan for Promise to the Persecuted September 10, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How does our understanding of God’s grace bring us peace, even amid trials and persecution? Share.
C. Personal Application: Share an experience […]

10: Church Life – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Paul admonishes the Thessalonians on their attitude toward church leaders, keeping a positive Christian attitude, and how to relate to new light on prophecy.

[Teaching plan for Church Life September 3. 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 5:12-15.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How difficult is it for the church members to be at peace among themselves? Why does the church have so many […]

09: Final Events – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : When we accept the gospel, we live it out in faith, hope, and love as we grow more and more into the image of Jesus..

 

[Teaching plan for Finial Events August 29, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 5:1-3.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What does it mean by the times and seasons mentioned in this passage?
C. Personal Application: How can we be […]

08: The Dead in Christ – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Paul corrects a number of misconceptions about the state of the dead and the second coming of Christ to the Thessalonians that can help us today.

[Teaching plan for “The Dead in Christ” August 20, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 4:13,14.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What does it mean that those who sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him? Is […]

07: Living Holy Lives – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : In a world plagued by sexual lust and perversion, God desires that His followers lead holy lives that are sexually pure and edify others.

[Teaching plan for “Living Holy Lives” August 13, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 4:1-3.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What is sanctification? What is fornication? What does fornication have to do with our sanctification or lack thereof?
C. Personal […]

06: Friends Forever – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : God’s plan to redeem the world is accompanied by an invitation to become a part of His community of believers.

[Teaching Plan for “Friends Forever”  August 6. 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 2:13-16.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. When you joined the church, did you expect opposition? Were you expectations met or was there no trouble? Where did most of your opposition […]

05: The Apostalic Example – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : A desire to please God and love others will truly be an effective witness for Christ.

 

[Teaching plan for “The Apostolic Example” July 30, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 2:1-3.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How can we be positive and persevere in presenting the gospel when things aren’t going so well for us or we have a ton of opposition? Share […]

04: Joyous and Thankful – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Christians should be thankful for the way God’s grace can transform a person’s life and be encouraging to other growing Christians.

[Teaching plan for “Joyous and Thankful” July 23, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 1:1-4.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. For what things is Paul giving thanks? How would these things be manifested in daily life?
C. Personal Application: What encouragement can you draw […]