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)

Old Testament Faith – Teaching Plan
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10-21

Key Thought: Through the sacrificial system the Old Testament illustrated the terrible cost of sin and the offering of a perfect substitute in the place of the sinner at death.

[Lesson 5: OLD TESTAMENT FAITH              October 29, 2011]

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:1-5

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. What was the problem many of the Galatian believers had that Paul warned them of being [...]

04: Justification by Faith Alone – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Sinners can be justified in God’s sight only by accepting what God has done for them in Christ. Through faith we may die to self and let Christ live His life in us.

Lesson for October 22, 2011

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 2:15-17

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. Why does Paul state that the Jews by nature and not sinners of the [...]

03: Unity in the Gospel – Teaching Plan
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10-8

The Unity of the Gospel October 15, 2011
Key Thought: The church was in danger of losing its understanding of the gospel because of dependence on Jewish traditions that opposed faith in Christ’s work.
1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 2:3-5

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. Why were the Jews so concerned about the Gentiles being circumcised?

C. Personal Application: What challenge does the SDA [...]

01: Apostle to the Gentiles – Teaching Plan
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October 1, 2011

Key Thought: God changed Saul’s opposition to the young church resulting in a strong ministry to the Gentiles..
1. Have a volunteer read Acts 6:9-15.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. What was Stephen being accused of? Were these accusations true, partially true, or completely false? Share.

C. Personal Application: How do you think you would handle being partially or falsely accused in [...]

13: Worship in Revelation – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: The culmination of all that God has done for this world and the universe can be acknowledged only through worship. It is our greatest joy to sing praise to and worship our King, Creator, Judge, and Savior.

1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 1:13-18.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why did John fall at Jesus feet as if he were dead? When was the last time you [...]

12: Worship in the Early Church – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: God’s Word regarding His law, our history with Him, His redeeming acts, and the future are the foundations of our worship.

1. Have a volunteer read Acts 1:8-11.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Should a focus of our worship be in the second coming of Jesus in the clouds? Why or why not?
C. Personal Application: How do we know that we have received the power of the [...]

11: In Spirit and In Truth – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: By His example in life and word, Jesus reinforced the need for God’s supremacy in our thoughts and service, and the importance of worshipping in spirit and truth..

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 4:5-8.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why does Jesus link worship and service together? How is service linked to
Worship?
C. Personal Application: What are some of the reasons people attend church? Do all these [...]

09: The Prophets and Worship – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: When we sense the presence of God, we will need soul cleansing. Then we are to live humbly with Him, serving all with justice and mercy.

1. Have a volunteer read Micah 6:6-8.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. How do we love mercy? Is it to forgive others, not hold grudges, help those in trouble? Or does it mean something else? Share.