08: The Church: In Service to Humanity – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for The Church: In Service to Humanity November 21, 2012]

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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 the first paragraph of the lesson, is it possible to be a Christian without church? What is contradictory in the […]

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 on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why is the church called the pillar and ground of the truth? If a church claims to […]

07: Arming for Victory – Thought Starters
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[Thought Questions for Arming for Victory November 14, 2012]

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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 would it be if you didn’t have weapons to return the attack? Wouldn’t it be as useful to lie down […]

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 of this text is.
B. Since there is no armor for the backside of the Christian, what does it mean to flee from the devil?
C. Personal Application: […]

06: Victory Over Evil Forces – Thought Starters
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[Thought Starters for Victory Over Evil Forces November 7, 2012]

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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? this year? What about the conflict in your own mind about what is wrong, what is right, and what you […]

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. From the Bible, what examples do we have of followers of Christ getting victory over the devil?
C. Personal Application: What mighty power does God work to those who […]

05: Growing in Christ – Thought Starters
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[Thought Questions for Growing in Christ October 31, 2012]

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1. Our victory. It’s not automatic, or is it? Since God has enough love to save everyone in the universe, why doesn’t He? If there was no devil alive to tempt us, to glorify sin, could we be good enough to be saved? Isn’t it the relentless working on us by the devil himself that renders us hopeless to be saved? Haven’t […]

05: Growing in Christ – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus proved victorious over evil in His life and at the cross. He also showed that Satan’s challenges to God’s government were based on lies.

 

[Teaching plan for Growing in Christ October 29, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 6:12-16.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Since we are under grace that gives us freedom from sin’s dominion, how is grace understood here in relationship […]

04: Salvation: The Only Solution – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Salvation: The Only Solution October 24, 2012]

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1. Salvation the only solution. Since we can’t have a solution without a problem, what is the problem that salvation addresses? If you said, “sin,” what sin or sins are you including? Did Satan’s sin and rebellion long ago define the need and set the stage for salvation? Or was salvation an outpouring of God’s love after the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden? […]

04: Salvation: The Only Solution – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Eternal destruction awaits all who live on earth, but God has provided the only solution through Jesus’ sacrifice which provides forgiveness, justification, and restoration.

[Teaching plan for “Salvation: The Only Solution” October 22, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read James 5:1-7.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Is God against riches, the lifestyle of the rich, the attitude of the rich, or the misuse of the […]