12: Christ;s Church and the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : In every generation, God has a called out people to reflect His will by living lives of faithfulness, trust, love, and obedience.

gless12-2014b[Lesson Plan for Christ's Church and the Law June 16, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 6:5-9.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How was Noah determined to be perfect in his generation? Was it by his works and lifestyle, or because he had a strong faith? Why do you think only one man was considered just before God among millions?
c. Personal Application: How does one walk with God? How do you walk with God? Is it so closely that you would be considered one out of millions? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “What does it mean that God “repented” of making mankind? I thought He knew the future before it happened. Why was He discouraged because of man’s choices that led to almost complete destruction?.” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Genesis 15:1-6.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. Is Abram’s counted righteousness any different than the righteousness we receive by faith? How did his obedience relate to that righteousness and faith?
c. Personal Application: Is there anything that brings fear to your heart? How does knowing that God is our shield and reward help with our earthly fears? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “Why did God choose Abram to be the father of God’s chosen people? Was it because he was faithful to God, or because he was a just and good man?” How would you respond to your neighbor?

3. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:7-11.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What does it mean that those who are under the works of the law are under the curse of the law?
c. Personal Application: Have you ever been caught up in trying to obey every little thing that was written in the Word? Aren’t we supposed to follow all of God’s word? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your friends states, “Isn’t God going to save the nation of Israel along with the Christians? Isn’t that why the United States helps Israel preserve its national identity against her Arab neighbors?” How would you respond to your friend?

4. Have a volunteer read Revelation 12:17.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. When you think of a remnant, do you think of a large group of people or a small number of people? Why is the devil angry with them?
c. Personal Application: How does this description of the remnant people of God fit the role of the Seventh-day Adventist Church? Could it refer to any other church body or people? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Note : “Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.” MH p. 149.

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