04: Salvation – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : As we review the gift of God’s grace through Christ, let us renew our faith in Jesus as our personal Savior.

gless04-2014c[Lesson plan for Salvation July 21, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 18:9-14.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does this story teach us about our attitude toward God and toward His grace?
c. Personal Application: If God gave you what you deserved, what would it be? Why? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “Is this saying that we shouldn’t be good people, pay tithe, and help others? Aren’t those indications that we have God’s Spirit in us?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Luke 15:3-7.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What does this parable teach us about God’s efforts to save those outside the flock?
c. Personal Application: How devoted and concerned are you about those “lost sheep” that are outside the flock of God? How do you seek them out? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “How do you explain the difference in Christ seeking for us and other religions where the person is seeking to find God and make Him happy? Aren’t we supposed to seek God while He can be found? What’s different?” How would you respond to your neighbor?

3. Have a volunteer read John 8:34-36.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How does Jesus make us free? Free from what?
c. Personal Application: Have you ever felt guilty from shame and guilt? Did it lead you to salvation? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your friends states, “What things stand in the way of people accepting Jesus’ offer of freedom and salvation?” How would you respond to your friend?

4. Have a volunteer read John 6:47-51.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What does it mean to eat Christ’s flesh and drink His blood?
c. Personal Application: What happens when people focus on forgiveness only and don’t think about overcoming sin? How do we maintain a balance between the two? 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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