03: A Holy and Just God – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“…mighty are those who obey His command. The day of the Lord is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?” Joel 2:11 NIV [Thought questions for A Holy and Just God April 17, 2013] 1. Tragedy can make us sensitive to God. When two horrible explosions blew up at the finish line for the Boston … [Click to read more …]

03: A Holy and Just God – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: God can use crises to make His people sensitive to their dependence on Him and their need for renewal and reformation. [Teaching Plan for A Holy and Just God April 15,2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Joel 1:14,15. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of … [Click to read more …]

02: Love and Judgment: God’s Dilemma – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always” (Hosea 12:6, NIV) [Thought questions for Love and Judgment: God’s Dilemma April 10, 2013] 1. The senseless doves. Does it seem fair for God to compare his wayward Old Testament children to ignorant doves? Is God exaggerating when … [Click to read more …]

02: Love and Judgment : God’s Dilemma – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: Hosea reveals more of God’s love in the challenge of justice and judgment. [Teaching Plan for Love and Judgment: God’s Dilemma April 8, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Hosea 10:12,13. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B. How do we … [Click to read more …]

01: Spiritual Adultery (Hosea) – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Spiritual Adultery (Hosea) April 3, 1013] 1. A real life parable. According to Hosea 1:1-3, whose idea was it for Hosea to marry Gomer? How did God explain to Hosea why he should marry an adulterous woman? Why did God choose such an unusual way to demonstrate His love for His people? Does … [Click to read more …]

01: Spiritual Adultery – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: Even amid spiritual adultery and divine judgment, God’s love for His people never wavers. [Teaching plan for Spiritual Adultery April 1, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Hosea 1:2,3. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B. Why does God ask the prophet … [Click to read more …]