01: The Heavenly Sanctuary – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for The Heavenly Sanctuary October 2, 2013] 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 … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

12: Healing Broken Relationships – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Reformation: Healing Broken Relationships September 18, 2013] 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 … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

11: Thinking New Thoughts – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Reformation: Thinking New Thoughts September 11, 2013] 1. The human mind: our challenge for this week: The mind is by far the most complicated part of the human being, and we are thousands of miles short of understanding it. How can we know what to believe when we don’t even know what … [Click to read more …]

11: Thinking New Thoughts – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Our feelings are not safe guides to our lives. Our choices to yield to the Holy Spirit in spite of our emotions lead to actions acceptable to God. [Teaching plan for Thinking New Thoughts September 9, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Philippians 4:7,8. a. Ask class members to share a thought … [Click to read more …]

10: The Willingness to Grow and Change – Thought Starters
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“But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:6, 7, NKJV). [Thought questions for Reformation: The Willingness to Grow and Change September 4, 2013] 1. The gift of grace. Without grace, … [Click to read more …]

10: Willingness to Grow and Change – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Change does not occur without a spiritual battle. Reformation occurs by faith as we choose to surrender our habits and attitudes to Him. [Teaching plan for Willingness to Grow and Change September 2, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read James 4:6,7 a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the … [Click to read more …]