06: God the Lawgiver – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: The law describes who God is and how He lives and how He has meant for us to live. We are free to live in happiness as we let Him write those laws in our hearts and minds.

[Teaching Plan for "God the Lawgiver" February 8, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 19:18,19.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why did the Lord present the law [...]

05: Holy God – Thought Starters
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“Hey, Ben. Here’s one for you. How is being an Alaskan salmon like being a Christian?” Mark looked at his friend for two seconds.1

“They both get wet.”

“C’Mon, Ben, that was too easy. Where does the Alaskan salmon begin its life?”

“Hatched from a fish egg laid in a mountain stream.”

“So, Ben. Would you say it spends its whole life there in the beautiful forest and streams?”

“No. But for up to three years, it’s paradise for those fish. They swim in [...]

05: The Holiness of God – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: It is vital and necessary for us as fallen beings to acknowledge God’s exalted holiness and to seek His cleansing blood and righteousness.

[Teaching plan for "The Holiness of God" February 1, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 2:3.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What significance does it have that the first thing called sanctified or holy in the Bible is time?
C. Personal Application: What [...]

04: God of Grace and Judgment – Thought Starters
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The world totters on the brink of moral collapse.1

The Judge of All is about to pass judgment on those who have refused to acknowledge Him as their Leader Eternal.
“Is there anyone else,” He calls out, “anyone else who wants to be free from the burden of sin?”
A few people struggle towards Him. The rest slink away.
“Not fair!” roars the enemy. “Condemn all or condemn none!”
“I won’t do that,” the Judge of All replies. “All who come to Me will be saved.”

The enemy [...]

04: God of Grace and Judgment – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Justice demands the death penalty for our sins. Yet grace through the suffering of Christ on our behalf delivers us from death if we accept it.

[Teaching Plan for "The God of Grace and Judgment" January 25, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Ecclesiastes 12:13,14.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What does it mean to fear God? Are we to be afraid of God and the [...]

03: God As Redeemer – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: From the beginning the Bible points to the substitutionary death of Christ on the cross in order to redeem us from sin’s penalty of eternal destruction.

[Teaching Plan for "God as Redeemer" January 18, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 1:16-18.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. If God’s righteousness is revealed by faith, why do so many hold onto unrighteousness and lies?
C. Personal Application: Have [...]

02: How it all Began – Thoughts and Questions by jg
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The creation story is one of the most beautiful passages of Scripture. Imagine Moses, wrapped up in the awe of an Almighty God sweeping the history of time. With humility and awe Moses describes the beginning of earth and all that is within it.1

Day 1 God establishes light. Three days later, on Day 4, God reveals the sun, moon, stars in the light of the sky.

Day 2 God develops land and sky. Three days later, [...]

02: In the Beginning – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Christians must stand firm on the literal story of a six day Creation, for it is foundational to all we believe.

 

[Teaching Plan for "In the Beginning" January 11, 2011]

1. Have a volunteer read Colossians 1:14-17.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How can God be called invisible when Adam and Eve walked with Him, Israel wrestled with Him, Moses saw Him, and He appeared to [...]

01: Explaining the Inexplainable – Thought Starters
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Joe Manning, the Bible teacher, decided he would ask his tenth grade class to come up with a visible object lesson to explain the concept of the Trinity. He gave them three days to submit their contributions. Then he collected the fifteen papers and carefully studied them at home, hoping to give some recognition to the winner.[1. Jesus at His baptism Image © Steve Creitz from GoodSalt.com]

The first paper said, “It’s like a family. All the Johnsons, for example. Same family, [...]

01: The Triune God – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: The doctrine of the Trinity is a Scriptural truth that God exists in three distinct persons with different functions, yet they work together as One..

 

[Teaching Pan for "The Triune God" January 4, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 6:4.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Since this text emphasizes one God, how does this text indicate the Trinitarian teaching?
(Note: The Hebrew word for “one” used [...]