08: Distractions from Worship – Discussion Questions
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The Marshes had just moved to town and were exploring ideas for church attendance. The church they thought they liked best was an hour and a half drive away and overlooked a small valley of evergreen trees. It was small but beautiful, and the people seemed friendly. The closest church was a bigger and older … [Click to read more …]

08: Conformity, Compromise, and Crisis – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Compromise between our own inclinations and God’s direction can lead to false worship, but we are to call and be called to repentance, obedience, and worship of the one true God. 1. Have a volunteer read I Kings 11:1-4. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea … [Click to read more …]

07: Worship In the Psalms – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought:  The Psalms give voice to the heart cries of seekers after God in a living dialogue of pleas, assurance, blessing, praise, and celebration.   1.     Have a volunteer read Psalm 73:12-17. A.  Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B.   … [Click to read more …]

06: Worship and Song and Praise – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought:  Song is an important medium whereby we express our contrition and need, recount God’s goodness, and offer Him glory and praise. 1.     Have a volunteer read I Chronicles 16:7-12. A.    Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B.   Why is it important to … [Click to read more …]

06: Majesty and praise in worship – Discussion Starters
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Make Your Own Music The psalmist David loved music. Maybe he played the drum or blew on a horn. Or maybe he sang in a sweet tenor voice. The Bible doesn’t tell us. But the Bible tells us clearly that David played a harp. David learned to express his deepest feelings in music. Have you … [Click to read more …]

05: Lesson Questions by JG
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The following questions may be helpful to you in presenting the lesson to a class, at home, or alone. They are provided with the hope that they stir you to think and pray and not just react. Each set of questions corresponds to a section of the SSNET Lesson Guide, for this week Lesson 5. … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

The Sanctuary and Worship
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This week we are looking closely at the holy sanctuary, a subject that is fascinating to all Christians who base their faith on the whole Bible. Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself as you read and study the workings of the sanctuary in the desert as told in Exodus and Deuteronomy. … [Click to read more …]

03: Creation and Redemption – Thought Questions
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Timothy was sitting in a fifth grade general science class at an Adventist school when a thought struck him like a bolt from the blue. He waved his hand at the teacher. “Yes, Timothy?” “Did you say that God created the world in seven days?” “That’s what the Bible tells us.” “Well, I don’t think … [Click to read more …]

02: The Idol – Thought Questions
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Several teachers at an African secondary school were visiting one afternoon when one of them picked a stone carving out of his pocket and handed it around. “This is an idol,” he said. “My yard boy gave it to me. He thinks this piece of rock has a lot of power.” The head missionary in … [Click to read more …]