05: Holy God – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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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
Joyce Griffith

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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 …]

03: God As Redeemer – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: From the beginning the Bible points to the substitutionary death of Christ on the cross in order to redeem us from sin’s penalty of eternal destruction. [Teaching Plan for “God as Redeemer” January 18, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Romans 1:16-18. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what … [Click to read more …]

02: How it all Began – Thoughts and Questions by jg
Joyce Griffith

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The creation story is one of the most beautiful passages of Scripture. Imagine Moses, wrapped up in the awe of an Almighty God sweeping the history of time. With humility and awe Moses describes the beginning of earth and all that is within it.1 Day 1 God establishes light. Three days later, on Day 4, God … [Click to read more …]

02: In the Beginning – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Christians must stand firm on the literal story of a six day Creation, for it is foundational to all we believe.   [Teaching Plan for “In the Beginning” January 11, 2011] 1. Have a volunteer read Colossians 1:14-17. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of … [Click to read more …]