08: Creation Care – Thought Starters
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“Can you believe this? They’ve put a week’s lesson on the environment into our church’s lesson study guides.”1 “They have?” Brenda reached the coffee table and found her copy of the guidebook her husband Matt was talking about. She rustled through the pages until she found the one labeled February 18-24. “It doesn’t say anything about the environment, Matt. … [Click to read more …]

08: Creation Care – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Because God has created this world to be our home and given us dominion as His stewards, we have a responsibility to care for our environment.   [Teaching plan for “Creation Care” February 22, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 1:25-28. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on … [Click to read more …]

07: Lord of the Sabbath – Thought Starters
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Phil and Sherry stared at each other across the after-dinner clutter on the dining room table. “What are we going to do?” Sherry said, her fingers twisting and turning. “Jeremy doesn’t love the Sabbath.”1 “He used to,” Phil said. “Remember when he was thrilled when we told him it was Sabbath and time to get ready … [Click to read more …]

07: Lord of the Sabbath – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Jesus, our Creator and Redeemer, gave us the Sabbath as a sign between Him and His people. It is His day given to man to enjoy a special time with Him.   [Teaching plan for “Lord of the Sabbath” February 15, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Mark 2:27,28. A. Ask class members … [Click to read more …]

06: God the Lawgiver – Thought Starters
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“Uncle Jim is coming,”  Mom announced one morning. “Whoopee!” “When?” “He should be here any minute. I think that’s him at the front door. Could you let him in, Marcia?” Uncle Jim was tall and lanky. He looked like he could drop a basketball in the net without even stretching. Marcia and her brother Tim … [Click to read more …]

05: Holy God – Thought Starters
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“Hey, Ben. Here’s one for you. How is being an Alaskan salmon like being a Christian?” Mark looked at his friend for two seconds.1 “They both get wet.” “C’Mon, Ben, that was too easy. Where does the Alaskan salmon begin its life?” “Hatched from a fish egg laid in a mountain stream.” “So, Ben. Would you … [Click to read more …]

05: The Holiness of God – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: It is vital and necessary for us as fallen beings to acknowledge God’s exalted holiness and to seek His cleansing blood and righteousness. [Teaching plan for “The Holiness of God” February 1, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 2:3. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main … [Click to read more …]

04: God of Grace and Judgment – Thought Starters
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The world totters on the brink of moral collapse.1 The Judge of All is about to pass judgment on those who have refused to acknowledge Him as their Leader Eternal. “Is there anyone else,” He calls out, “anyone else who wants to be free from the burden of sin?” A few people struggle towards Him. The rest slink away. … [Click to read more …]

04: God of Grace and Judgment – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Justice demands the death penalty for our sins. Yet grace through the suffering of Christ on our behalf delivers us from death if we accept it. [Teaching Plan for “The God of Grace and Judgment” January 25, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Ecclesiastes 12:13,14. A. Ask class members to share a short … [Click to read more …]