11: Visions of Hope – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Zechariah’s message was for God’s people not to lose hope, but to learn to serve Him in the present. [Teaching plan for Visions of Hope June 10, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Zechariah 1:1-5. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text … [Click to read more …]

10: First Things First – Thought Starters
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“‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine, declares the Lord Almighty’” (Haggai 2:8, NIV). [Thought questions for First Things First June 5, 2013] 1. Are we there yet? How did you feel the last time you read the Old Testament from start to finish and came to the small book, Haggai? Was it … [Click to read more …]

10: First Things First – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Haggai’s message was simple and logical. What are our priorities, and why is it important to get them right. [Teaching plan for First Things First June 3, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Haggai 1:3-7. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text … [Click to read more …]

09: The Day of the Lord – Thought Starters
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“The Lord will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth: people shall worship Him, each one from his place, indeed all the shores of the nations.” Zephaniah 2:11 NKJV [Thought questions for The Day of the Lord May 29, 2013] 1. An inclusive belief. From what … [Click to read more …]

09: The Day of the Lord – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Zephaniah’s message shows the nearness of a universal judgment including God’s own people, and a promise that the saved from all nations will enjoy God’s blessings.. [Teaching plan for The Day of the Lord May 27, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Zephaniah 2:1-3. A. Ask class members to share a short … [Click to read more …]

08: Trusting God’s Goodness – Thought Starters
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“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14 NASB [Thought Questions for Trusting God’s Goodness May 22, 2013] 1. Filled with God’s knowledge. Remember reading a few weeks ago about the time in the future when people will be gnashing … [Click to read more …]

08: Trusting God’s Goodness – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : We may not understand why tragedy happens, or injustice, violence, and evil; but we can trust God through it all. [Teaching plan for Trusting God’s Goodness May 20, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Habakkuk 1:2-5 A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this … [Click to read more …]

07: God’s Special People – Thought Starters
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“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8).   [Thought questions for God’s Special People May 15, 2013] 1. Destructive judgment. Why were the prophets so distressed about the … [Click to read more …]

07: God’s Special People – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Micah could see evil and violence creeping into Judah and preached against dishonesty, injustice, bribery, and mistrust; but also offered encouraging words of hope. [Teaching plan for God’s Special People May 13, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Micah 6:8 A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main … [Click to read more …]

06: Eager to Forgive – Thought Starters
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“‘But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the Lord’” (Jonah 2:9, NIV). [Thought questions for Eager to Forgive May 8, 2013] 1. The poetry of Jonah. Is the entire book of Jonah or just the song he writes from the belly … [Click to read more …]