04: Lord of All Nations – Thought Starters
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“A Lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:8, NKJV) [Thought questions for Lord of All Nations April 24, 2013] 1. Can’t help but prophesy! If you lived in the hillsides of old as Amos did, how would you feel hearing a lion roaring loudly nearby? What did … [Click to read more …]

04: Lord of All Nations – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Amos was called to prophesy against a privileged, religious people who oppressed the poor through dishonesty and bribery. [Teaching plan for Lord of All Nations April 22, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Isaiah 58:1-7 A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. … [Click to read more …]

03: A Holy and Just God – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: God can use crises to make His people sensitive to their dependence on Him and their need for renewal and reformation. [Teaching Plan for A Holy and Just God April 15,2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Joel 1:14,15. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of … [Click to read more …]

02: Love and Judgment: God’s Dilemma – Thought Starters
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“But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always” (Hosea 12:6, NIV) [Thought questions for Love and Judgment: God’s Dilemma April 10, 2013] 1. The senseless doves. Does it seem fair for God to compare his wayward Old Testament children to ignorant doves? Is God exaggerating when … [Click to read more …]

02: Love and Judgment : God’s Dilemma – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Hosea reveals more of God’s love in the challenge of justice and judgment. [Teaching Plan for Love and Judgment: God’s Dilemma April 8, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Hosea 10:12,13. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B. How do we … [Click to read more …]

01: Spiritual Adultery (Hosea) – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Spiritual Adultery (Hosea) April 3, 1013] 1. A real life parable. According to Hosea 1:1-3, whose idea was it for Hosea to marry Gomer? How did God explain to Hosea why he should marry an adulterous woman? Why did God choose such an unusual way to demonstrate His love for His people? Does … [Click to read more …]

01: Spiritual Adultery – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Even amid spiritual adultery and divine judgment, God’s love for His people never wavers. [Teaching plan for Spiritual Adultery April 1, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Hosea 1:2,3. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B. Why does God ask the prophet … [Click to read more …]

13: Creation, Again – Thought Starters
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“But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:13 NIV [Thought questions for Creation, Again March 27, 2013] 1. Creation continues forever. Have you ever longed for the new heaven and earth that Peter talks about in 2 Peter … [Click to read more …]

13: Creation, Again – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : The new heaven and new earth are the culmination of a grand, redemptive process launched in Eden. [Lesson plan for Creation, Again March 25,2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 21:1-5. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B. How will the … [Click to read more …]