04: The Sanctuary and Worship – Teaching Plan

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 of this text is.

B. Why did God ask Israel to make Him a dwelling place when no building can contain Him?

C. Personal Application: Do you really believe that […]

The Sanctuary and Worship

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. First some thoughts about Sunday’s topic, “That I may dwell among them.”

1. What was the purpose of establishing the Sanctuary? The God who made all […]

03: Creation and Redemption – Thought Questions

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 He could do that.”
“Why not?”
“Because there’s too much in the world. Fish and birds and bugs and worms and snakes. Plus the human body. And all the animals and […]

02: The Idol – Thought Questions

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 charge of the school came to his feet. “Give it to me,” he said.

The teacher […]

02: Understanding Who God Is – Teaching Plan

Key Thought: True reverence for God is inspired by a sense of His infinite greatness and a realization of His presence. With this sense of the Unseen, every heart should be deeply impressed..

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 3:4, 5, 12-15.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B. What was the significance of Moses having to take off his sandals in the presence of God? Are we supposed to be barefoot […]

01: Two Classes of Worshipers – Teaching plan

Key Thought:True worshippers in Genesis centered their devotional activities on what God had provided to deliver them from sin.

1.  Have a volunteer read Genesis 3:8-13.

A.  Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.

B.  Why were Adam and Eve evasive in their answers to God?  What do their responses indicate about their relationship with God?

C.  Personal Application:  […]