Jesus Won Their Confidence – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Jesus with people, smiling

Key Thought: God has called us to play our part in mingling, showing sympathy, and ministering to needs in an attitude of love. Jesus Won Their Confidence – September 3, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 3:1-5. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Jesus Won Their Confidence – Hit the Mark
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“Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me.’” – Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 143. For many years … [Click to read more …]

Jesus Won Their Confidence – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Serving the Underserved

Winning Confidence. [Lesson 10 for September 3] What type of confidence winning do you see most? (1) a Spirit-led first step to making friends for Jesus; (2) A Satan-driven attempt to feel good following his ways. Wait a minute. Can winning someone’s confidence be bad as well as good? Explain. Can churches and belief systems exist … [Click to read more …]

Jesus Ministered to Needs – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Jesus with People

Key Thought: Effectual ministry today must follow Christ’s example and care for the whole person – physically, mentally, and spiritually.. Jesus Ministered to Their Needs – August 27, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Mark 2:8-12 a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What … [Click to read more …]

Jesus Ministered to Their Needs – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Cross and wheelchair

What an Example! The opening note for our lesson this week describes a heart-lifting example of a woman believer in Africa being a minister for her community stricken by AIDS. Do reports like this stir you? Make you wish you could send a few thousand dollars to further this work? Or, go there yourself? Or can … [Click to read more …]

Jesus Showed Sympathy – Hit the Mark
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Hospital Visitation

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it…” That was the opening line in the television series Mission: Impossible. The show was based around a group of secret government agents who would be given, via a tape recording, secret tasks of grave danger. After delineating what the mission entailed, the recording would go on to … [Click to read more …]

Jesus Showed Sympathy – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

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Sympathy. In the US we often see a big display of “sympathy” cards for sale among all the other greeting cards. If you’ve lost a friend or relative lately and have searched through the available cards, how hard was it to find one with just the right words? Or what about finding the right message for … [Click to read more …]

Jesus Showed Sympathy – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Jesus talking with person

Key Thought: To follow Jesus’ example of sympathy, we should learn to be gentle, kind, listening, and healing to others. Jesus Showed Sympathy – August 20, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read I John 3:17. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. How do … [Click to read more …]

Jesus Desired Their Good – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: Christians should mingle with people to show Christ’s character of love – to care for people and want the best for them. Jesus Desired Their Good – August 13, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 5:43-48. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]