02: The Idol – Thought Questions
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Several teachers at an African secondary school were visiting one afternoon when one of them picked a stone carving out of his pocket and handed it around. “This is an idol,” he said. “My yard boy gave it to me. He thinks this piece of rock has a lot of power.” The head missionary in … [Click to read more …]

02: Understanding Who God Is – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: True reverence for God is inspired by a sense of His infinite greatness and a realization of His presence. With this sense of the Unseen, every heart should be deeply impressed.. 1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 3:4, 5, 12-15. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea … [Click to read more …]

When Does the Result Justify the Means?
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Some Bible stories seem to indicate that God’s will was done by ignoring one or more of His commandments. What does this say to us? I would like our readers to suggest some answers. In response to the lesson plan for “Two Classes of Worshipers,” one of our readers concluded (in an unpublished comment)  that … [Click to read more …]

01: Two Classes of Worshipers – Teaching plan
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Key Thought:True worshippers in Genesis centered their devotional activities on what God had provided to deliver them from sin. 1.  Have a volunteer read Genesis 3:8-13. A.  Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B.  Why were Adam and Eve evasive in their answers to … [Click to read more …]