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)

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 [...]

06: The Conditions of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Sin hinders repentance and confession. Repentance and confession of specific sins opens the clogged channels between us and God.

[Teaching plan for The Conditions of Revival August 5, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Acts 5:30-32.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why is it so difficult to accept and acknowledge our sins and repent of them?
c. Personal Application : In what ways can or has [...]

05: Obedience: The Fruit of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Revival always leads to obedience. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit results in the fruits of the Spirit manifested in the life.

[Teaching plan for Obedience: The Fruit of Revival July 29, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Acts 6:3-10.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Could what happened to Stephen in Jesus’ day happen to us today? What does His faithfulness teach us?
c. Personal Application [...]

04: Witnessing & Service The Fruit of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Witnessing and living an unselfish life of blessing to others is the fruit of an intimate experience with Jesus.

[Teaching plan for Witnessing & Service The Fruit of Revival July 22, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Acts 1:8.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What kind of power was Jesus talking about coming upon the disciples?
C. Personal Application: What in your life shows your interest [...]

03: The Foundation of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : When we spend time with God in His Word, we will know Him better, depend on Him more, and witness for Him more effectively.

[Teaching plan for The Foundation of Revival July 15. 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 4:12.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What is your understanding of what this passage means?
C. Personal Application: In what ways has the power of God’s [...]

02: The Heartbeat of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Through prayer, we understand God more, know His will more fully, and experience His presence more powerfully.

[Teaching plan for The Heartbeat of Revival July 8, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 9:18.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What does this passage reveal about Jesus prayer life?
C. Personal Application: Does it seem like there is not enough time to pray? That you’re too busy? What [...]

01: Our Great Need – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Laodicea is the church of self-confident, complacent, and indifferent people. Christ offers to meet the needs of their hearts and revive their spiritual longings.

[Lesson plan for Our Great Need July 1, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 3:15,16.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How can an individual develop an attitude of spiritual indifference without recognizing it?
C. Personal Application: Are you hot, cold, or [...]

13: Lest We Forget – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Malachi’s message is that though God has revealed His love for them: they were not being accountable to Him in obedience and love, but were going through a formal, ritualistic worship.

[Teaching plan for Lest We Forget June 24, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Malachi 2:6-9.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Do we hold priests, pastors, and ministers more accountable for their behavior because they [...]

12: Heaven’s Best Gift – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Zechariah has some wonderful Messianic prophecies that point to Jesus and affirm our faith in Him.

[Teaching plan for Heaven's Best Gift June 17, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Zechariah 8:16,17.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why is it so easy for people to lie and practice deceitful behavior in everyday interaction with others?
C. Personal Application: Have you ever had negative and unkind thoughts toward another [...]

11: Visions of Hope – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Zechariah’s message was for God’s people not to lose hope, but to learn to serve Him in the present.

[Teaching plan for Visions of Hope June 10, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Zechariah 1:1-5.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How does one “return” unto the Lord? Since He is talking to the church members who think they have a relationship with Him, how would [...]