14: Boasting in the Cross – Thought Starters
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Stan: Can you believe it? We have fourteen Sabbaths this quarter!1 Pam: And one of the shortest books in the Bible. Stan: You’re right. I think that’s made a big difference in our study this quarter, don’t you? Pam: Sure. I think most of us have been blessed by studying the book of Galatians so intensely. … [Click to read more …]

14: Boasting in the Cross – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Paul closes his letter to the Galatians with a strong appeal, clinging only to the cross as his reason for life.   [Teaching plan for “Boasting in the Cross” December 28, 2011] 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 6:11-13. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea … [Click to read more …]

13: The Gospel and the Church – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: The indication of God’s presence is in the spirit manifested within the church. Intentional acts of kindness, help in trials, and forgiveness and restoration are extended to those who err. [Teaching plan for “The Gospel and the Church” December 21, 2011] 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 6:1. A. Ask class members to … [Click to read more …]

13: Doing good–to everybody? – Thought Starters
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Timothy loved the trumpet. By the time he turned fourteen he could play scales in all the keys and challenging exercises. He even presented “special music” for church. During secondary school Timothy listened carefully to all the trumpet music he could get his hands on and taught himself to slur notes, to manage extreme vibrato, … [Click to read more …]

12: Even a four-year-old can learn about Christian love – Thought Starters
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“Christmas! Christmas! I can hardly wait for Christmas!” Four-year-old Randy Williams clapped his hands and did a tumble to the Christmas tree in the corner of the family room.1 “What’s so special about Christmas?” his dad teased. “Presents. Lots of presents. And cake and cookies and ice cream and—“ “Christmas is for you?” “Yes! Yes! … [Click to read more …]

12: Living By The Spirit – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Living by the Spirit involves a daily walk with Christ. It requires choices that starve our sinful self. [Teaching plan for “Living by the Spirit” December 14, 2011] 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 5:1-16,17. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. … [Click to read more …]

11: Freedom in Jesus – Thought Starters
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Let Freedom Ring1 The Israelites in bondage. Do you think they dreamed of freedom from slavery? The woman from church dying of cancer. Do you think she dreams of freedom from pain? The family on their way home from church. Do you think they dream of freedom from each other? The alcoholic in lockup. Do you … [Click to read more …]

11: Freedom in Christ – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Faith in Christ frees us from slavery to sin, death, and the devil. We are free to express our faith in loving and joyful service. [Teaching plan for “Freedom in Christ” November 7, 2011] 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 5:1-6. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the … [Click to read more …]