Conflict and Crisis: The Judges (Life Lessons) – Hit the Mark
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Scribe and Apprentice

We have a full cast of characters to study this week. Deborah, Gideon, Sampson, Ruth and Samuel. Each found themselves in pivotal positions at times of conflict and crisis. God used them to do extraordinary things. These are heroes of the Bible, but all heroes are first ordinary people just like you and I. Let’s look at … [Click to read more …]

4 Conflict and Crisis: The Judges – Discussion topics
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The Judges. What comes to mind when you think of the time when God’s people were ruled not by ministers or prophets or kings but by judges? Insurrection? Devotion? Rebellion? Isn’t it true that some of the judges were righteous? What can we learn from them? The time of the judges was negative in some ways, … [Click to read more …]

Conflict and Crisis: The Judges – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Judges teaches us that God responds to human cries for help using feeble humans who themselves are in need of salvation. Conflict and Crisis: The Judges January 16-22, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Judges 41-7. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

Global Rebellion the Patriarchs – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : God’s faithful believers are assured of God’s presence to guide and bless in a world of human wickedness and broken relationships. Global Rebellion the Patriarchs January 9-15, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 6:11-13. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Crisis in Eden – Hit the Mark
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Devil playing young man in chess with guardian angel looking on. Black and white. Harry Anderson painting.

They had it made; a perfect world, a perfect marriage, a perfect home and a perfect future. They had everything that we long for today. No cares or worries. No concern for what tomorrow would bring them. Strife, stress, tension were unknown to them. It’s hard to fathom how they could be led to risk … [Click to read more …]

Lesson 2: Crisis in Eden – Discussion Starters
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Memory Verse: “‘And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel’” (Genesis 3:15, NKJV). To whom is God speaking? How far-reaching is the promise of this prophecy? Should we cling to God to avoid the crisis? Or can … [Click to read more …]

Why Was Sin Permitted?
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“God is love.” His nature, His law, is love. It always has been, and it always will be. Every use of creative power is an expression of infinite love. The history of the great conflict between good and evil from the time it first began in heaven also reveals God’s unchanging love. The King of … [Click to read more …]

Lesson 1: Crisis in Heaven – Discussion Starters
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“Salvation Belongs to our God.” How did sin happen? In a perfect world with a perfect God full of love for every living being, how was sin in all its horrible aspects able to invade? Why did God’s two beings created in His image turn from His ways to choose the ways of the evil … [Click to read more …]