False Teachers – Teaching Plan
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Hand Writing on Chalk Board

Key Thought: Peter warned that the followers of Jesus would have to deal with false prophets, false teachers, and destructive teachings that would deceive many. Lesson 11, June 10, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Peter 2:18,19. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Prophecy and Scripture – Teaching Plan
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Open Bible

Key Thought: Peter declares that God’s prophetic Word is more certain than personal experiences, because its origin is in the Holy Spirit. Lesson 10, June 3, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Peter 1:19. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What … [Click to read more …]

6: Suffering for Christ – Discussion starters
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Persecution for the Christian: coming? going? or always there? When things are going great and you feel good–really good–does the idea of being persecuted for being a Christian have any appeal? In the New Testament book we’ve named 1 Peter, how real was persecution to the early Christian believers? Why do you think Peter felt that … [Click to read more …]

Living For God – Lesson Plan
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Large Heart

Key Thought: Peter appeals for us to live lives that exemplify love, sympathy, humility, harmony, and compassion. He sees this standard as God’s calling for us. Lesson 5, April 29, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Peter 3:8-12. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

Social Relationships – Lesson Plan
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Social Group

Key Thought: Peter describes God’s will in the ways Christians are to relate to various levels of authority, doing what is right and good to bring glory to God. Lesson 4, April 22, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Peter 2:13-17. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [Click to read more …]

A Royal Priesthood – Teaching Plan
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People

Key Thought: Peter refers to the Christians as a holy nation, God’s own people. By doing so, he is taking covenant language that referred to ancient Israel and applying it to the New Testament church. Lesson 3, April 15, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Peter 2:1-4. a. Ask class members to share a … [Click to read more …]

6. The Holy Spirit and Living a Holy Life – Discussion starters
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May He sanctify you.  Our lesson opens with the beautiful benediction in 1 Thessalonians: Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23, NASB). How closely connected are God’s holiness and … [Click to read more …]

4. The Personality of the Holy Spirit – Discussion Starters
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Jesus describes the Holy Spirit. Which of the following descriptions of the Holy Spirit have special meaning for you? Share your experience with a Holy Spirit who   guides, speaks, hears, discloses, glorifies, teaches and reminds us, dwells in us, testifies and convicts. How do these actions of the Holy Spirit define Him as a Person? As God? Personal aspects of the Holy Spirit. Why is it important to see the … [Click to read more …]

The Personality of the Holy Spirit – Teaching Plan
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Praying for Holy Spirit

Key Thought: The Holy Spirit reveals to us the living Christ in our lives in all His beauty and glory. Lesson 4, January 28, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read John 14:16-18. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. How is the Holy … [Click to read more …]