05: The Apostolic Example – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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The Dwindling Church “We simply must DO something to increase our membership,” Angie said. Sylvia shrugged. “Or get more of our inactive members to show up for church–“ “–With an offering.” Angie broke in. Fred was peeling an orange as he entered the living room from the kitchen.  “What’s wrong with belonging to a small church?” … [Click to read more …]

05: The Apostalic Example – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : A desire to please God and love others will truly be an effective witness for Christ.   [Teaching plan for “The Apostolic Example” July 30, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 2:1-3. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. … [Click to read more …]

04: Joyous and Thankful – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Thankful Adventists Once upon a time there was a mid-sized Seventh-day Adventist church with about 150 people attending every Sabbath. As the years rolled on, certain factions developed within the church. There were the hard-working, rough-talking folks. And the genteel ones who could wear a spotless white suit bearing a white orchid and look with … [Click to read more …]

04: Joyous and Thankful – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Christians should be thankful for the way God’s grace can transform a person’s life and be encouraging to other growing Christians. [Teaching plan for “Joyous and Thankful” July 23, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 1:1-4. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of … [Click to read more …]

03: Thessalonica in Paul’s Day – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“Mom! Dad! Where’s everybody?” Ariston let his sandals clack against the hard surface of the walkway as he dashed through the Thessalonian house where he lived with his family. “Over here!” His mother called from the corner of the house where she was mixing dough for flat bread. “What is so urgent?” “Can I go see … [Click to read more …]

03: Thessalonica in Paul’s Day – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Presenting the gospel in a way that meets the needs of others requires a solid grasp of the Word and an understanding of the needs of those we wish to reach. [Teaching plan for “Thessalonica in Paul’s Day” July 16.2012] 1. Have a volunteer read John 11:48-50. A. Ask class members to … [Click to read more …]

02: Preserving Relationships – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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A journey through time “Would you look at that? A perfect illustration of the god particle.” Fred held up the second week’s lesson of the Bible Study Guide and pointed to the picture of two hands reaching for each other. “Whatever are you talking about?” Sherry said, her eyebrows lifting toward her hairline. “Whatever in the world does … [Click to read more …]

02: Preserving Relationships – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Evangelism is not just a mere acceptance of Christian beliefs. The whole life – physical, mental, and emotional is involved in our Christian faith.. [Teaching plan for “Preserving Relationships” July 9, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 17:5-9. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main … [Click to read more …]