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Key Thought: Jesus said one big difference between those who will be saved and lost is as simple as who took care of the hungry and thirsty in His name, or for His sake. Justice and Mercy in the Old Testament: Part 2 – July 23, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Ezekiel 37:1-6. a. Ask … [Click to read more …]
Key Thought: God never intended for human beings to suffer in poverty, loneliness pain, and brokenness. He has called us to help care for those who are suffering. Justice and Mercy in the Old Testament: Part 1 – July 16, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Psalm 146:7-9. a. Ask class members to share a thought … [Click to read more …]
As an American, I find the timing of this week’s lesson on Justice and Mercy in the Old Testament: Part 1 providential. Our nation, not unlike nations around the world, is grappling with social unrest that includes the question of Justice and Mercy. How justice is meted out and how mercy is applied leaves a lot … [Click to read more …]
Mercy to the needy. You were probably touched by the story in the lesson about the child who was treated so kindly by a woman that in amazement he said, “Are you God’s wife?” Isn’t that our primary role in today’s world–to let God’s love show in what we do so strongly that people marvel … [Click to read more …]
Key Thought: Our responsibility is to reflect God’s image in the way we interact with others and the way we care for His Creation. Restoring Dominion – July 9, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Isaiah 43:6,7. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]
- See this quarter’s companion book for the lesson by Gaspar F. Colón and May-Ellen M. Colón, for inspiring examples of Adventist Churches That Make a Difference available on Amazon. (Canadian link, UK link)
- Download in Kindle format: Ellen White Notes by Pacific Press, 99 pages. (Amazon Canada link | Amazon Great Britain link.
- Download in Kindle format: Sabbath School Lesson Comments by Ellen White (Amazon US link) edited by J. L. MalmedeVanAllen. Amazon Canada Link | Amazon Great Britain Link
- (If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the FREE reader for the PC, or the FREE app for mobile devices.)
- GoBible.org Weekly teaching outlines posted by Bruce Cameron. (Also found at SabbathSchoolLessons.com
- Sabbath School Teaching Outlines available from the GC Sabbath School Department. (Click on the correct year and lesson.)
- Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class Often lively lesson discussion in a small group, composed of persons from various backgrounds, several weeks ahead of the time the lesson is scheduled to be studied in church. You may watch the class online, listen to it and download a PDF handout with a list of discussion questions. Podcast available.
- Sabbath School App in the iPhone and Android Apps Store includes the Teacher’s Edition. Download the app, click on the app, go to “More” (top right), go to Settings (bottom) and enable Teachers’ Content.
- You can learn to teach! Sabbath Schools are not intended to be catechizing classes. And that means that going through the lesson, question by question, and taking answers to the questions is not teaching. If you do not know how to do better than that, you can learn from good teachers. Watching how Derek Morris conducts the Hope Sabbath School (usually visible above) should help give you an idea of how a good class is run.
- One of the best books on the subject is Howard Hendricks’s Teaching to Change Lives.
- After reading and learning from Howard Hendricks’s Teaching to Change Lives, take a look at one or two of the other books mentioned here.
- The book Creative Bible Teaching also focuses on good teaching methods, but this one is specifically aimed at those teaching from the Bible.
- Also check out the Sabbath School Teacher Training Courses Online – training for teachers of various age groups.
- Bruce Wilkerson was a student of Dr Hendricks and includes a lot of anecdotes in his book, The Seven Laws of the Learner.
- You can subscribe to Weekly Teachers’ Helps (the same posts as you see on this page above) via email by subscribing to the blog RSS feed: Choose the “Teachers’ Aids Only” towards the bottom of the page
- Contemporary Comments Weekly commentary by email is often tied to a current American or world event. These may be used as an introduction to the current week’s study.