09: The Church: Rites and Rituals – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Church: Rites and Rituals November 28, 2012] 1. Baptism. How vivid is the memory of your baptism? Did you feel triumphant? courageous? curious? scared? What about the week after your baptism? Had the feelings faded? Did you ever leave the church or become lax in observing key  teachings of your church? If so, … [Click to read more …]

09: Church Rites and Rituals – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Baptism, footwashing, and the Lord’s Supper are symbols of sharing Christ’s suffering, death, and life of commitment and service. [Teaching plan for The Church: Rites and Rituals November 26, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 2:38. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of … [Click to read more …]

08: The Church: In Service to Humanity – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Church: In Service to Humanity November 21, 2012] 1. The essence of church. When did you go to church last? Were you blessed by being there? Were you able to share Christian love with someone who was there? What is church? Do you think Satan goes to church every week? According to … [Click to read more …]

08: The Church: In Service to Humanity – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The church is not a human invention; it was created by God for the purpose of bringing sinners into a saving relationship with Him. [Teaching plan for The Church: In Service to Humanity November 26, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read I Timothy 3:14,15. A. Ask class members to share a short thought … [Click to read more …]

07: Arming for Victory – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought Questions for Arming for Victory November 14, 2012] 1. Arming ourselves. Before loading yourself down with shields and helmets, wouldn’t you like to be sure you’re really going to battle? I mean, what’s the use of building up your defenses if nobody is going to attack? Even more important, what kind of a battle … [Click to read more …]

07: Arming for Victory – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : We are called to put on God’s armor of truth, righteousness, the gospel, faith, salvation, and His Word for protection against Satan. [Teaching plan for Arming for Victory November 12, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 6:14-17. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea … [Click to read more …]

06: Victory Over Evil Forces – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought Starters for Victory Over Evil Forces November 7, 2012] 1. Religious power. What wars can you think of that were fought in the name of religion or religious values? How much persecution had its roots in religious zeal? Have you seen the battle between Christ and Satan raging where you live and work this week? … [Click to read more …]

06: Victory Over Evil Forces – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The weakest soul will be victorious as they seek God’s power to overcome temptation through faith.   [Teaching plan for Victory Over Evil Forces November 5, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 1:18-23. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B. … [Click to read more …]