05: How To Be Saved – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : God wants everyone to be saved, and the process of coming to Him is simple and available to all.

gless05-2014c[Lesson Plan for How to Be Saved July 28, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Luke 5:27-32.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why didn’t the Scribes and Pharisees associate with the publicans and sinners?
c. Personal Application: Are there certain people or groups of people that you choose not to associate with? How do we keep from having a self-righteous attitude? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “How would you help a person who has tried to hide their guilt in drugs, alcohol, or constant activity? How can guilt, which is usually a bad thing, be used for a spiritual advantage?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Matthew 22:10-14.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. How can Christians help others recognize their true spiritual conditions?
c. Personal Application: How can pride, self-confidence, and other barriers to repentance be overcome? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “This doesn’t seem fair because the man wast cast out because he didn’t have the wedding garment on. Why was the king discriminating against the man’s clothes?” How would you respond to your neighbor?

3. Have a volunteer read Luke 14:25-27.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How can we encourage others to be fully surrendered disciples of Christ?
c. Personal Application: What has following Christ cost you? Are we really bearing a cross? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your friends states, “What does Christ mean by people having to hate family and their own lives in order to be His disciple? Are people really saupposed to hate their families for Christ?” How would you respond to your friend?

4. Have a volunteer read Luke 7:46-50.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. Was the woman saved by her faith as Jesus stated? Does our faith save us?
c. Personal Application: Why should we be very careful in understanding faith especially in regards to prayer? If we don’t get the answers we want, is it because of a lack of faith? 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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