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: The Sanctuary and Worship – Teaching Plan
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See Rejoicing Before the Lord: The Sanctuary and Worship (July 23)

Key Thought: The sanctuary worship services centered on God’s provisions to save us from sin and make us holy on a daily basis.

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 25:1-9.

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

B. Why did God ask Israel to make Him a dwelling place when no building can contain Him?

C. Personal Application: Do you really believe that [...]

03: The Sabbath and Worship- Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Sabbath worship immortalizes God’s act of Creation, delivers us from sin, and gives us restoration to holiness.

[See Lesson 3: The Sabbath and Worship]

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 20:11.

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

B. Why did God rest on the Sabbath? He doesn’t get tired. Why did He bless it and make that particular day holy?

C. Personal Application: In what ways do you make sure you [...]

02: Understanding Who God Is – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: True reverence for God is inspired by a sense of His infinite greatness and a realization of His presence. With this sense of the Unseen, every heart should be deeply impressed..

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 3:4, 5, 12-15.

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

B. What was the significance of Moses having to take off his sandals in the presence of God? Are we supposed to be barefoot [...]

01: Two Classes of Worshipers – Teaching plan
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Key Thought:True worshippers in Genesis centered their devotional activities on what God had provided to deliver them from sin.

1.  Have a volunteer read Genesis 3:8-13.

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

B.  Why were Adam and Eve evasive in their answers to God?  What do their responses indicate about their relationship with God?

C.  Personal Application:  [...]

13: Clothed in Christ – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: To be clothed in Christ means that God not only sees us as justified and righteous now, but also as we live Christ’s life, we are daily remade into God’s likeness.

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:26-29.

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

B. What does it mean we have “put on” Christ? Is that like putting on a garment? How do we “wear” Christ?

C. Personal Application: How [...]

12. More clothing imagery: Teaching plan
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Key Thought:  Christ wore simple clothing. He humbly bore mocking and insults in humiliation as they tore His clothes..

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 8:43-48.

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

B. Why did the woman think that just by touching Jesus’ garment she would be healed? Were there any magical powers in the garment He wore?

C. Personal Application:  How do we deal with faith and submission when [...]

11. The wedding garment: Teaching plan for 2011-06-11
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Key Thought:  All are invited, not all accept. Among those who show up, some chose not to wear the robe provided by the king.  It’s not enough to accept the invitation, we must have the robe.

1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 22:1-8.

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

B. Why are so many people unconcerned about salvation and heaven and so preoccupied with earthly pursuits?