Inside Story: The Sword and the Spirit
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Joseph’s heart pounded as the mob raged toward him. “Beat him!” someone yelled. “Kill him!” another echoed. Joseph hadn’t been a Christian long. In his zeal to share his new faith with others, he had come to this village as a Global Mission pioneer to teach others about Christ. Some listened, but others were angry … [Click to read more …]

05: Atonement: Purification Offering – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Atonement: Purification Offering October 30, 2013] 1. What redeems us. We sing “redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.” Do the molecules and other ingredients that make up the blood of a lamb redeem us? What does? Why did God point the people to the ritual of slaying a lamb to represent … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Forgiveness
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Read Micah 7:18–20. What picture of God do we find in this passage? The last three verses of the book of Micah focus on the relationship of God with His remnant. The text describes beautifully why God is unrivaled. He is incomparable because of His forgiving love and grace. The outstanding characteristic of God, as … [Click to read more …]

05: Atonement : Purification Offering – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The sin offering prefigures the sacrifice and ministry of Christ.. [Teaching plan for Atonement: Purification Offering October 28, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Leviticus 4:27-31. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What is the significance of laying your … [Click to read more …]