The Covenant – Hit the Mark
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Large 3D text of the word \"promise\" on a landscape background with a man climbing on the letters.

A promise is only as strong as who it is that stands behind it. One’s faith in the promise giver is tested when there is zero evidence that it will ever be fulfilled. Claiming and holding onto promises from God are integral to the life of a believer, even when they appear to be outside … [Click to read more …]

The Covenant – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jeremiah’s prophecy of the new covenant is the reaffirmation of God’s eternal covenant. God’s covenant has always offered salvation through righteousness by faith. The Covenant December 5 – 11, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 9:13-17. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in … [Click to read more …]

11 The Covenant – Thoughts for Discussion
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The Covenants. Were you just a bit surprised to see the introductory comment in our lesson guide stating that there is only one covenant? Have you struggled in school to learn the difference between the 1st and 2nd covenants? The old and the new? Have you ever been confused about the New Covenant occurring in … [Click to read more …]

The Destruction of Jerusalem – Hit the Mark
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The Destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuzar-adan

Jerusalem was destroyed because of bad leadership. In spite of their favored status as a nation, their miraculous deliverance from bondage and their mighty triumphs against their national foes, God’s people forsook Him to worship and serve idols. Yes, the people were culpable in these crimes against heaven, yet had those in leadership been true … [Click to read more …]

Jeremiah’s Yoke – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jeremiah lived out his message in a personal way, as he abstained from a lot of social interaction. Jeremiah’s Yoke November 21-27, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Jeremiah 16:1-8. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. Why did God … [Click to read more …]

Josiah’s Reforms – Hit the Mark
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Josiah Reading the Law

Tapping into the widespread admiration of basketball icon Michael Jordan, a highly successful TV ad named “Be Like Mike” was launched on August 8, 1991. Michael’s effervescent smile, his passion for the game and his superior athletic skills made him a household name all around the world. Everyone wanted to be like Mike, including me at … [Click to read more …]

Josiah’s Reforms – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Josiah’s reforms with all his zeal, enthusiasm, and determination demonstrated that it was possible to follow God faithfully and bring temporary peace to the nation. Josiah’s Reform, November 14- 21, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Kings 22:3-7. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point … [Click to read more …]

The Crisis Continues – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Knowing or not knowing God is reflected in practical ways in our lives. Where relational knowledge is lacking, idolatry sets in and brings a need of repentance. The Crisis Continues, November 7-13, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Jeremiah 10:10-15. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [Click to read more …]

7 The Crisis Continues – Discussion starters
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More challenges. Poor Jeremiah. Since Jeremiah was a godly man, we‘re sure he wasn’t being punished. But he suffered as if he were a lawbreaker or a rebel. Why do trials keep falling on the prophet of God? Do you and I ever get in trouble without doing anything wrong? How do you feel when … [Click to read more …]

Symbolic Acts – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Symbols and symbolic acts can communicate powerful messages, and Jeremiah is probably the prophet that uses them the most.. Lesson on Symbolic Acts, October 31 – November 6, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Numbers 21:5-9. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]