01: Our Loving Heavenly Father – Lesson Plan

Key Thought : God has expressed His love for us at the cross of Calvary. The Father loves us, He is compassionate and merciful.

gless01-2014c[Lesson Plan for Our Loving Heavenly Father June 30, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 7:9-11.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How is a human father similar to our Father in heaven? How does this imply they are different?
c. Personal Application: When you address God as your heavenly Father, what does it mean to you personally? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “Don’t tell me God is like my father. My father was a drunkard, loud, noisy, bossy, abusive, and didn’t care about us kids.” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Luke 15:20-24.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What evidences do we see here that the son had his father’s love?
c. Personal Application: How have you been the prodigal son to your heavenly father? Have you been a prodigal son to your earthly father? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “If I left home, I’d never go back, no matter how bad things got. I would never go back and tell my parents I was sorry or wrong.” How would you respond to your neighbor?

3. Have a volunteer read Matthew 6:31-34.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How can we better learn to trust in God in our daily lives and experiences?
c. Personal Application: Have you ever had a time of crisis where you were able to see the reality of God’s love for you? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your friends states, “If God can take care of all our needs, why are there so many people hungry and starving in the world? How does His promise fit their situation?” How would you respond to your friend?

4. Have a volunteer read John 14:16,17.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How does this text show the harmony and compassion of the Trinity in caring for human need?
c. Personal Application: What is the greatest need you have seen someone have that through prayer has been met by God? 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.



01: Our Loving Heavenly Father – Lesson Plan — 9 Comments

  1. Heavenly father is unresambled with any one in the world. Humanly father can forget his kids bu heavenly father never do so.

  2. I get excited about God, our Heavenly Father. My earthly father was a good man until alcohol consumed him emotionally and physically. I am so thankful for my Heavenly Father who carried me through a difficult time when my earthly father had turned his back on us. I love the song, My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me.

    • Lauren, i can see we share the same experience, my father has changed-it is quite sometimes now-he is consumed by alcohol, up to the moment i am writing. he is going old now. My request to you all, please help me to pray to our heavenly father that He may touch my father's soul and change him once again.We have our Heavenly father who cares!

  3. our heavely father always call us back sick forgivenes whoever we have against his will and we do so he always forgives us and forget unlike earthly father

  4. I have a lovely, caring and long suffering earthly father who forgives and forget but now he is old sick and helpless i ask my heavenly father to bress him,heal him and give him a happy life because he gives me a glimpse of my heavenly father who can never grow old.

  5. I thought i have no one again to call father after my bioloycal father deid 17yrs back.today i realized that there is a father,a loving father in heaven who is so carring,loving and aprovider.He didnt want me to lost so He send His loving son Jesus to die so that i once a siner may have eternal life through Christ Jesus.

  6. When I pray I always call on my "heavenly father"cause he is the creator of life..he is my father first then he gave me a biological father whom I love. I put God first before any man. He is always with me. My biological father died "drunk driving" many years ago. My heavenly father will never die. Showing love, caring and mercy.
    I thank God hallelujah !

  7. The lesson gave me hope of having a heavenly Father that's caring, loving, compassionate. My dad died when i was six(6) months in the womb, i never had d opportunity of seeing my dad but i tank God for being there for me. I always see myself as an outcast when i was in high school when the school will say we bring our daddies to school for a meeting,
    pls brothers and sisters, remember my single mother in your prayers.

  8. Our heavenly Father is all in one. He loves, cares, forgive, create, cleanse our daily sins and protect and he do everything that no one can do on behalf. God is my shepherd in every way. I hope one day will meet in Heaven and sing hallelujah with the Angels. I pray that Jesus may keep those who preaches good news to nations


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