13: Lest We Forget! – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“‘My name will be great among the nations from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations,’ says the Lord Almighty.’”Malachi 1:11 NIV. [Thought questions for Lest We Forget June 26, 2013] 1. … [Click to read more …]

13: Lest We Forget – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Malachi’s message is that though God has revealed His love for them: they were not being accountable to Him in obedience and love, but were going through a formal, ritualistic worship. [Teaching plan for Lest We Forget June 24, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Malachi 2:6-9. A. Ask class members to share … [Click to read more …]

12: Heaven’s Best Gift – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“The Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.” Zechariah 9:16 NIV [Thought questions for Heaven’s Best Gift June 19,2013] 1. Welcome to the celebration. Have you ever felt awe over the way the Bible weaves the … [Click to read more …]

12: Heaven’s Best Gift – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Zechariah has some wonderful Messianic prophecies that point to Jesus and affirm our faith in Him. [Teaching plan for Heaven’s Best Gift June 17, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Zechariah 8:16,17. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B. Why is it … [Click to read more …]

11: Visions of Hope – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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” ‘ “In that day each of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and fig tree,” declares the Lord Almighty.’ ” Zechariah 3:10 NIV [Thought questions for Visions of Hope June 12, 2013] 1. We have this hope. How do you think Zechariah would feel to hear us lustily singing the … [Click to read more …]

11: Visions of Hope – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Zechariah’s message was for God’s people not to lose hope, but to learn to serve Him in the present. [Teaching plan for Visions of Hope June 10, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Zechariah 1:1-5. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text … [Click to read more …]

10: First Things First – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine, declares the Lord Almighty’” (Haggai 2:8, NIV). [Thought questions for First Things First June 5, 2013] 1. Are we there yet? How did you feel the last time you read the Old Testament from start to finish and came to the small book, Haggai? Was it … [Click to read more …]

10: First Things First – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Haggai’s message was simple and logical. What are our priorities, and why is it important to get them right. [Teaching plan for First Things First June 3, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Haggai 1:3-7. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text … [Click to read more …]