03: Sacrifices – Thought Starters
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The Joy of Sacrifice

[Thought questions for Sacrifices October 16, 2013]

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1. We will return. Three days and many steps after God’s command to offer his son, Abraham stood where he could see the mountain. It was here Abraham puts a voice to his own faith as he speaks to the two young men who came with them. God would, indeed, provide. Gen. 22:5 He told them that he AND the lad […]

03: Sacrifices – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The sacrificial system was introduced to Adam and Eve, practiced by the patriarchs, and amplified in the law of Moses..

[Teaching plan for Sacrifices October 14, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 12:21-24.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why were they supposed to dip hyssop in the blood?
c. Personal Application : How can we learn to surrender everything to God and do everything exactly […]

02: Heaven on earth – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Heaven on Earth October 9, 2013]

Prayer, like incense, ascending to God

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1. Corporate prayer. Offering incense may have been a once-in -a-lifetime experience for Zechariah. He would spend a week ministering in the temple. It was in the temple that he would burn incense. The smoke would go upward as a reminder that the prayers of the people would go to the dwelling place of God. Zechariah had […]

02: Heaven on Earth – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The heavenly temple is the original, the model for the Israelite sanctuary. The relationship between the two is called typology.

[Lesson plan for Heaven on Earth October 7, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 9:23,24.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Is the earthly tabernacle a carbon copy of the heavenly? Does the earthly sanctuary really look like the heavenly?
c. Personal Application : If Jesus […]

01: The Heavenly Sanctuary – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for The Heavenly Sanctuary October 2, 2013]

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Part I

Portrait of Love. Two German brothers in the 15th century planned to rise above the poverty that threatened to destroy their dream. With 18 children, parental help was highly unlikely. The plan sent Albert to work in the mines to support Albrecht, who would attend a fine art school. When Albrecht completed his studies, he would return the favor by supporting Albert’s education; however, when […]

The Heavenly Sanctuary – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The Bible repeatedly affirms the reality of a heavenly sanctuary. It reveals a loving God who had developed from the beginning of Creation a plan to save mankind..

[Teaching plan for The Heavenly Sanctuary October 1, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read I Kings 8:49.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Does God need a place to live? Why does He need a place to live?
c. […]

13: God’s Mission Completed – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for The Promised Revival: God’s Mission Completed September 25, 2013]

1. Up, Up, and Away. Billions of dollars have been spent over the years to explore space. The stated purposes vary from wanting to find other inhabitable worlds due to solve an over-populated earth to discovering new energy sources. Both Christians and non-Christians believe there is more to the universe than instruments or travel can discover. Some, however, are a bit skeptical. It […]

13: God’s Mission Completed – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus promise of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain enables His people to complete His mission on earth.

[Teaching plan for God’s Mission Completed September 23, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 28:18-20.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does it mean that Jesus will be with you always, even to the end of the age?
c. Personal Application : In what ways, in […]

12: Healing Broken Relationships – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Reformation: Healing Broken Relationships September 18, 2013]

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1. After the crash. Imagine that you’re a professional cake decorator and are just now putting the finishing touches on a cream-colored four-layer cake with an intricate pattern and pretty red roses made of icing when there’s a loud crash and wooden boards begin falling from the ceiling–one of them smashing across your lovely cake. It’s gone. Or is there a way to assemble the […]

12: Healing Broken Relationships – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus longing for His church is for members to respect one another and live in Christian love and unity.

[Teaching plan for Healing Broken Relationships September 16, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read 2 Timothy 4:11.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why doesn’t forgiveness not always include a complete restoration of a previous relationship? Why doesn’t it always need to?
c. Personal Application : How can […]