08: Trusting God’s Goodness – Thought Starters
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“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14 NASB [Thought Questions for Trusting God’s Goodness May 22, 2013] 1. Filled with God’s knowledge. Remember reading a few weeks ago about the time in the future when people will be gnashing … [Click to read more …]

08: Trusting God’s Goodness – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : We may not understand why tragedy happens, or injustice, violence, and evil; but we can trust God through it all. [Teaching plan for Trusting God’s Goodness May 20, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Habakkuk 1:2-5 A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this … [Click to read more …]

07: God’s Special People – Thought Starters
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“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8).   [Thought questions for God’s Special People May 15, 2013] 1. Destructive judgment. Why were the prophets so distressed about the … [Click to read more …]

07: God’s Special People – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Micah could see evil and violence creeping into Judah and preached against dishonesty, injustice, bribery, and mistrust; but also offered encouraging words of hope. [Teaching plan for God’s Special People May 13, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Micah 6:8 A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main … [Click to read more …]

06: Eager to Forgive – Thought Starters
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“‘But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the Lord’” (Jonah 2:9, NIV). [Thought questions for Eager to Forgive May 8, 2013] 1. The poetry of Jonah. Is the entire book of Jonah or just the song he writes from the belly … [Click to read more …]

06: Eager to Forgive – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: The story of Jonah shows how God patiently taught His stubborn prophet what grace, mercy, and forgiveness are all about. [Teaching plan for Eager to Forgive May 6, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Psalm 139:3-8 A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text … [Click to read more …]

05: Seek the Lord and Live – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Amos shows us that there are only two choices; life and death, and the stark difference between the two. [Teaching plan for Seek the Lord and Live April 29, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Amos 5:14,15 A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this … [Click to read more …]

04: Lord of All Nations – Thought Starters
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“A Lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:8, NKJV) [Thought questions for Lord of All Nations April 24, 2013] 1. Can’t help but prophesy! If you lived in the hillsides of old as Amos did, how would you feel hearing a lion roaring loudly nearby? What did … [Click to read more …]

04: Lord of All Nations – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Amos was called to prophesy against a privileged, religious people who oppressed the poor through dishonesty and bribery. [Teaching plan for Lord of All Nations April 22, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Isaiah 58:1-7 A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. … [Click to read more …]