About Michael Fracker

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: God of Grace and Judgment – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Justice demands the death penalty for our sins. Yet grace through the suffering of Christ on our behalf delivers us from death if we accept it.

[Teaching Plan for "The God of Grace and Judgment" January 25, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Ecclesiastes 12:13,14.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What does it mean to fear God? Are we to be afraid of God and the [...]

03: God As Redeemer – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: From the beginning the Bible points to the substitutionary death of Christ on the cross in order to redeem us from sin’s penalty of eternal destruction.

[Teaching Plan for "God as Redeemer" January 18, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 1:16-18.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. If God’s righteousness is revealed by faith, why do so many hold onto unrighteousness and lies?
C. Personal Application: Have [...]

02: In the Beginning – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Christians must stand firm on the literal story of a six day Creation, for it is foundational to all we believe.

 

[Teaching Plan for "In the Beginning" January 11, 2011]

1. Have a volunteer read Colossians 1:14-17.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How can God be called invisible when Adam and Eve walked with Him, Israel wrestled with Him, Moses saw Him, and He appeared to [...]

01: The Triune God – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: The doctrine of the Trinity is a Scriptural truth that God exists in three distinct persons with different functions, yet they work together as One..

 

[Teaching Pan for "The Triune God" January 4, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 6:4.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Since this text emphasizes one God, how does this text indicate the Trinitarian teaching?
(Note: The Hebrew word for “one” used [...]

14: Boasting in the Cross – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Paul closes his letter to the Galatians with a strong appeal, clinging only to the cross as his reason for life.

 

[Teaching plan for "Boasting in the Cross" December 28, 2011]

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 6:11-13.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why does Paul say some wanted the new Christians to be circumcised?
C. Personal Application: Are there any “rules” that your church has that [...]

13: The Gospel and the Church – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: The indication of God’s presence is in the spirit manifested within the church. Intentional acts of kindness, help in trials, and forgiveness and restoration are extended to those who err.

[Teaching plan for "The Gospel and the Church" December 21, 2011]

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 6:1.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why should we in a meek spirit restore one who sins? What is [...]

12: Living By The Spirit – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Living by the Spirit involves a daily walk with Christ. It requires choices that starve our sinful self.

[Teaching plan for "Living by the Spirit" December 14, 2011]

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 5:1-16,17.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How does one walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh? Is it easy or hard?
C. Personal Application: Do you struggle with the Spirit and [...]

11: Freedom in Christ – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Faith in Christ frees us from slavery to sin, death, and the devil. We are free to express our faith in loving and joyful service.

[Teaching plan for "Freedom in Christ" November 7, 2011]

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 5:1-6.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why did Paul focus on circumcision as an example of being a debtor to the whole law?
C. Personal Application: [...]

10: The Two Covenants – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Self-righteousness is referred to as the old covenant. The new covenant is the everlasting covenant of grace ultimately fulfilled in Christ.

[Teaching Plan for "The Two Covenants" November 30, 2011]

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 4:21-23.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why was the child born of the freewoman called the child of promise? And the child of the bondwoman called after the flesh?
C. Personal [...]

09: Paul’s Pastoral Appeal – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: After strong spiritual argument, Paul made an emotional appeal to the Galatians to remain in the gospel of grace.

[Teaching plan for "Paul's Pastoral Appeal" November 23, 2011]

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 4:12.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What did Paul mean when he told the Galatians that he was like they are, but encouraged them to be like him?
C. Personal Application: Is there [...]