13: Creation, Again – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:13 NIV [Thought questions for Creation, Again March 27, 2013] 1. Creation continues forever. Have you ever longed for the new heaven and earth that Peter talks about in 2 Peter … [Click to read more …]

13: Creation, Again – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : The new heaven and new earth are the culmination of a grand, redemptive process launched in Eden. [Lesson plan for Creation, Again March 25,2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 21:1-5. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B. How will the … [Click to read more …]

12: Creation and the Gospel – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22, NIV). [Thought questions for Creation and the Gospel March 20, 2013] 1. All in Christ. If only God hadn’t made Adam and Eve free to sin. Wouldn’t it be a better world if we were not even tempted to … [Click to read more …]

12: Creation and the Gospel – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Creation is critically important to the plan of salvation. The creation of a new heart is one only God can make and is based on the idea of a perfect Creation that fell and needs redemption. [Teaching Plan for Creation and the Gospel March 18, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis … [Click to read more …]

11: Sabbath: A Gift from Eden – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.” Matthew 12:8 [Thought questions for Sabbath: A Gift From Eden March 13, 2013] 1. The creation of the Sabbath. What was the final work of Creation Week? Why did God take the time to set aside one 24-hour day after everything that He … [Click to read more …]

11: Sabbath : A Gift From Eden – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : God gave us the Sabbath as a tool to help humanity remember who they are and establish their relationship with Him.. [Teaching plan for Sabbath: A Gift From Eden March 11. 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Mark 2:27,28. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea … [Click to read more …]

10: Stewardship and the Environment – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish or the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’” Genesis 1:28 NKJV [Thought questions for Stewardship and the Environment March 6, … [Click to read more …]

10: Stewardship and the Environment – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Creation reveals that God made humankind to nurture and care for this world, not exploit and pillage it. [Teaching plan for Stewardship and the Environment March 4, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 1:28. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text … [Click to read more …]