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)

03: Sacrifices – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The sacrificial system was introduced to Adam and Eve, practiced by the patriarchs, and amplified in the law of Moses..

[Teaching plan for Sacrifices October 14, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 12:21-24.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why were they supposed to dip hyssop in the blood?
c. Personal Application : How can we learn to surrender everything to God and do everything exactly [...]

02: Heaven on Earth – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The heavenly temple is the original, the model for the Israelite sanctuary. The relationship between the two is called typology.

[Lesson plan for Heaven on Earth October 7, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 9:23,24.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Is the earthly tabernacle a carbon copy of the heavenly? Does the earthly sanctuary really look like the heavenly?
c. Personal Application : If Jesus [...]

The Heavenly Sanctuary – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The Bible repeatedly affirms the reality of a heavenly sanctuary. It reveals a loving God who had developed from the beginning of Creation a plan to save mankind..

[Teaching plan for The Heavenly Sanctuary October 1, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read I Kings 8:49.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Does God need a place to live? Why does He need a place to live?
c. [...]

13: God’s Mission Completed – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus promise of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain enables His people to complete His mission on earth.

[Teaching plan for God's Mission Completed September 23, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 28:18-20.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does it mean that Jesus will be with you always, even to the end of the age?
c. Personal Application : In what ways, in [...]

12: Healing Broken Relationships – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus longing for His church is for members to respect one another and live in Christian love and unity.

[Teaching plan for Healing Broken Relationships September 16, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read 2 Timothy 4:11.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why doesn’t forgiveness not always include a complete restoration of a previous relationship? Why doesn’t it always need to?
c. Personal Application : How can [...]

11: Thinking New Thoughts – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Our feelings are not safe guides to our lives. Our choices to yield to the Holy Spirit in spite of our emotions lead to actions acceptable to God.

[Teaching plan for Thinking New Thoughts September 9, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Philippians 4:7,8.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How does the peace of God keep our hearts and minds? What if a person doesn’t [...]

10: Willingness to Grow and Change – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Change does not occur without a spiritual battle. Reformation occurs by faith as we choose to surrender our habits and attitudes to Him.

[Teaching plan for Willingness to Grow and Change September 2, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read James 4:6,7

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What is the difference in being proud and being self-confident? Does God want us to be self-confident?
c. Personal Application [...]

09: The Outgrowth of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Reformation is a change in our thinking whereby we see sin as it is and surrender any practice, habit, or attitude that is not in harmony with God’s will.

[Teaching plan for The Outgrowth of Revival August 26, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians 7:8-12.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What is the difference between Godly sorrow and worldly sorrow?
c. Personal Application : [...]

08: The Safeguard of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : God longs to pour out His Spirit in Pentacostal power on His church so His work may be finished upon the earth.

[Teaching plan for The Safeguard of Revival August 19, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Psalm 119:49,50.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Can you have true revival without respect and reverence to God’s law?
c. Personal Application : How can we differentiate between revival [...]

07: The Bond of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : A praying congregation with a common message and mission will revive the power of the Holy Spirit. There is priority in church unity and good relationships between members.

[Teaching plan for The Bond of Revival August 12, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read John 17:9-11.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does it mean for Christ’s church, His people, to be one? In what ways [...]