The Spirit and the Word – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: When we decide to respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit and accept the teachings of the Bible, our lives are changed by God’s grace. Lesson for January 7, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 2:9-13. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point … [Click to read more …]

The Spirit and the Word – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

A new beginning. The Holy Spirit and Spirituality is the topic for the next three months as we delve into God’s Word to learn more about how God’s Spirit deals with us. The introduction to these lessons suggests that God is the primary force of the Old Testament while Jesus plays the lead role in the … [Click to read more …]

Some Lessons from Job – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: The book of Job is complex, but what stands out is that it points us to our Redeemer, salvation, and a life of faith. Lesson 14 for December 31, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 1:8-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

Some Lessons from Job – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

Lesson 14. Indeed we count them blessed who endure. We don’t normally have fourteen weeks in a section of the Sabbath School calendar, but this time we do. Why not consider this 14-week time period as an opportunity to learn the virtues of endurance? Of persevering? Of sticking it out? Job did, and his faithful life has … [Click to read more …]

The Character of Job – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: Job, before his suffering, revealed a personality in harmony with God. He had high ethical values, personal integrity, and a heart for the poor. Lesson 13, December 24, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 1:1, 1:8. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

The Character of Job – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Light vs Darkness

The story of Job. That could be the title of this 42-chapter book in the Old Testament: The Story of Job. That is, Job the man. Job, facing the challenge of the world since sin took such a domineering role here. Job, wondering what is going on and what he can do about it, and how … [Click to read more …]

Job’s Redeemer – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: Long before Jesus came to live and die for us, Job knew his Redeemer lived.. Lesson 12, December 17, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 19:25-29. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What does Job indicate here that shows … [Click to read more …]

Job’s Redeemer – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

Jesus is the Way

The End in Sight. As we reach the conclusion of the story of Job do you see Job’s position as evidence of an unrelenting war between Christ and Satan? As often as you have studied the book of Job and considered its spiritual implications, have you been blessed this time through with one or more new … [Click to read more …]

Out of the Whirlwind – Hit the Mark
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A dark storm is surrounded a single tree, but beams of light are coming down and shining upon it.

“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,” Job 38:1 This one verse from our lesson Out of the Whirlwind is so full of instruction that time will not allow for anything beyond that. The story of Job and his unexplained suffering is one we can all relate to on some level. While we may not … [Click to read more …]