04: Creation : A Biblical Theme – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The Bible roots faith in the actual historical acts of God in earth’s history. To be in harmony with Scripture, we must accept the statements of Genesis 1-4..

[Teaching Plan for Creation, A Biblical Theme January 28, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 19:4-6.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How does Jesus’ answer and reference to Genesis show that God’s design for mankind was [...]

03: The Creation Completed – Thoughts Starters
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[Thought questions for The Creation Completed January 16, 2013]

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1. Finished. Do you think God was exhausted when He finished the work of creation on this earth? Or was he enormously relieved and filled with satisfaction? What is the most important benefit of the Sabbath–to God? to man? Does a Sabbath day of rest fit best at the end of the regular week? Why? Should we thank God not only for creating the Sabbath, as magnificent [...]

03: The Creation Completed – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : How we approach the Creation story can have a big impact on the message received, and how we approach the rest of the Bible..

[Teaching plan for The Creation Completed January 14, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 1:14-19.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Since it says God made the stars also on the fourth day, is this an explanation that God created more [...]

02: Creation: Forming the World – Thought Starters
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The first three days of creation (Genesis 1:1-11)

[Thought questions for Creation: Forming the World January 9, 2013]

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1. He formed the earth.  What does the Creation belief do for you as a Christian? Does the fact that the God who made you loves you with an everlasting love affect your worship of Him? Has it ever been hard for you to accept the belief that God formed the earth and all the universe with His [...]

02: Creation: Forming the World – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Our understanding of God’s design in creation helps us in our view of God and how we relate to Him..

[Teaching Plan for Creation: Forming the World January 7, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 1:3-5.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Was the Universe in existence before God created the earth and its atmosphere (heaven)?
C. Personal Application: What are your favorite aspects of the daylight [...]

01: Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth January 2, 2013]

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1. Jesus the Creator of heaven and earth. Do you believe that Jesus created the heaven and earth? Does everyone you are discussing this week’s lesson with have a similar belief? Do you know of any Seventh-day Adventist who does not believe that God created the world? What is the purpose of this lesson topic for the next three [...]

01: Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Creation is God’s unique act that gives Him sovereignty and priority in our lives and sets Him apart from all others..

[Teaching plan for Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth December 31, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Psalm 19:1-3.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How do we see God’s creative power in the heavens and earth?
C. Personal Application: What interests you most about the [...]

13: When All Things Become New – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for When All Things Become New December 17, 2012]

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1. What is utopia? Does the word ‘utopia” remind you of an ideal world where you would like to live? Or is the thought you associate most with “utopia” an unrealistic dream of a never-ever land? What about the millennium? Will that be utopia? What is a “year” in heaven? How long is a thousand years? Do you think we’ll sit idly on a grassy slope, [...]

13: When All Things Become New – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : In the end, the righteous will be saved, review God’s judgments, see the final sentence upon evil, and dwell in a new heaven and earth in peace and joy.

[Teaching plan for When All Things Become New December 24, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 20:1-5.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What’s this bottomless pit that Satan is cast into and what is this [...]

12: Last Things: Jesus and the Saved – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Last Things: Jesus and the Saved December 19, 2012]

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1. Pivot point: The cross. How were people saved before the cross? Or were they? Is the cross symbolic? If so, what does it symbolize? What does it mean? What is the reality behind the symbol? When in human history did God begin offering the promise of redemption? If Satan was defeated at the cross, why does he keep tempting us?

2. Heavenly sanctuary. [...]