Michael Fracker

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)

The Spirit and the Word – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: When we decide to respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit and accept the teachings of the Bible, our lives are changed by God’s grace. Lesson for January 7, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 2:9-13. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point … [Click to read more …]

Some Lessons from Job – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: The book of Job is complex, but what stands out is that it points us to our Redeemer, salvation, and a life of faith. Lesson 14 for December 31, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 1:8-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

The Character of Job – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: Job, before his suffering, revealed a personality in harmony with God. He had high ethical values, personal integrity, and a heart for the poor. Lesson 13, December 24, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 1:1, 1:8. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

Job’s Redeemer – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: Long before Jesus came to live and die for us, Job knew his Redeemer lived.. Lesson 12, December 17, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 19:25-29. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What does Job indicate here that shows … [Click to read more …]

Out of the Whirlwind – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: In the face of God, everyone is eventually wrong. Our ideas fade into insignificance, as He gives answers to our misdirected questions. Lesson 11, December 10, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 38:1-4. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

The Wrath of Elihu – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: Elihu lacks humility and his words are no different than the others. Evil remains unexplained, and only faith can give us hope.. Lesson 10, December 3, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 32:1-5. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

Intimations of Hope – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: This lesson dwells in the hope of a resurrection. The reason for this hope can be found only in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.. Lesson 9, November 26, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 13:3-10. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Innocent Blood – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: Innocent suffering is never innocent. It is a part of a sin-filled world. However, faith helps us look beyond the suffering toward Divine restoration. Sabbath School Lesson 8 for November 19, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 10:15-20. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point … [Click to read more …]

Retributive Punishment – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: Even though Job’s friends saw his troubles as a result of a cause, Job was more concerned with asking the important question. Lesson 7 for November 12, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 11:7-10. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]

The Curse Causeless – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Job and friends in desert

Key Thought: Even though Job’s friends saw his troubles as a result of a cause, Job was more concerned with asking the important question. Lesson for November 5, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 2:11-13. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]