6. Victory in the Wilderness – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

Restoration

Immanuel or Emmanuel? What is the difference in meaning or use between these two words? Or is there any?  Did the devil ever control or own the earth? If so, when? how? What is his influence over the earth now?  Should we be afraid of soon-coming events? David Tasker, the author of this quarter’s lessons, says … [Click to read more …]

5. The Controversy Continues – Questions for Discussion
Joyce Griffith

Heart-Battle-web

1. Choosing those qualified to fight wickedness. Why does God seem to choose insignificant folks like Nehemiah and Ruth to play key roles in the war against evil? What should be the primary focus of our thinking before we arrive at the day of deliverance?  2. David, Goliath and Bathsheba. There’s a trio to contend with! Our lesson points … [Click to read more …]

The Controversy Continues – Hit the Mark
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Done in a contemporary style

This week we look at how some monumental Bible characters played important roles during times of crisis. The author of this lesson week’s lesson pointed out how each of the persons in the lesson was instrumental in a period of deliverance needed for God’s people.  But what was it about these characters that led to their … [Click to read more …]

The Controversy Continues – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : We will all meet opposition in our service to Christ, but we can overcome in His strength. The Controversy Continues January 23-29, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read I Kings 18:21,30,37-39. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. How is worship … [Click to read more …]

Conflict and Crisis: The Judges (Life Lessons) – Hit the Mark
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Scribe and Apprentice

We have a full cast of characters to study this week. Deborah, Gideon, Sampson, Ruth and Samuel. Each found themselves in pivotal positions at times of conflict and crisis. God used them to do extraordinary things. These are heroes of the Bible, but all heroes are first ordinary people just like you and I. Let’s look at … [Click to read more …]

4 Conflict and Crisis: The Judges – Discussion topics
Joyce Griffith

Justice

The Judges. What comes to mind when you think of the time when God’s people were ruled not by ministers or prophets or kings but by judges? Insurrection? Devotion? Rebellion? Isn’t it true that some of the judges were righteous? What can we learn from them? The time of the judges was negative in some ways, … [Click to read more …]

Conflict and Crisis: The Judges – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

SS2016-1-04

Key Thought : Judges teaches us that God responds to human cries for help using feeble humans who themselves are in need of salvation. Conflict and Crisis: The Judges January 16-22, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Judges 41-7. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

Global Rebellion the Patriarchs – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : God’s faithful believers are assured of God’s presence to guide and bless in a world of human wickedness and broken relationships. Global Rebellion the Patriarchs January 9-15, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 6:11-13. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

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Audio Version of Crisis in Eden – Hit the Mark
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Devil playing young man in chess with guardian angel looking on. Black and white. Harry Anderson painting.

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Crisis in Eden – Hit the Mark
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Devil playing young man in chess with guardian angel looking on. Black and white. Harry Anderson painting.

They had it made; a perfect world, a perfect marriage, a perfect home and a perfect future. They had everything that we long for today. No cares or worries. No concern for what tomorrow would bring them. Strife, stress, tension were unknown to them. It’s hard to fathom how they could be led to risk … [Click to read more …]