10: The Promise of Prayer – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Prayer is the most important way of communing with God and should be engaged in as much as possible. Christ showed that prayer attitudes such as humility, persistence, and acceptance of God’s will greatly helps us. [Teaching Plan for “The Promise of Prayer” March 7, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew … [Click to read more …]

09: The Bible and History – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Al Brown lived with his wife on the corner less than a block from my house. I spent a lot of time visiting them in their little house on the edge of twenty acres of pastureland.1 You could just get past the door at the Browns’ house before you were in the doorway to the kitchen. … [Click to read more …]

09: The Bible and History – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Human history appears as dependent on the abilities of man, but above it all, God is working out His purposes ending with the second coming of Jesus.   [Teaching Plan for “The Bible and History” February 29, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 1:1-3. A. Ask class members to share a short … [Click to read more …]

08: Creation Care – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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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
Joyce Griffith

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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
Joyce Griffith

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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 …]