Adult Teacher Resources


Out of the Whirlwind – Hit the Mark
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A dark storm is surrounded a single tree, but beams of light are coming down and shining upon it.

“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,” Job 38:1 This one verse from our lesson Out of the Whirlwind is so full of instruction that time will not allow for anything beyond that. The story of Job and his unexplained suffering is one we can all relate to on some level. While we may not … [Click to read more …]

Out of the Whirlwind – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: In the face of God, everyone is eventually wrong. Our ideas fade into insignificance, as He gives answers to our misdirected questions. Lesson 11, December 10, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 38:1-4. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

11: Out of the Whirlwind – Discussion Starters
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God Speaks. Where has God been in the discussion so far? Why do you think Job and his friends spent so much of their energy and talking time dealing with the nature of God when He’s not even participating in their discussion? Since God caused the events to happen that affected Job, why do you think … [Click to read more …]

The Wrath of Elihu – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Elihu lacks humility and his words are no different than the others. Evil remains unexplained, and only faith can give us hope.. Lesson 10, December 3, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 32:1-5. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

The Wrath of Elihu – Discussion Starters
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Miserable comforters. How would you like to be visited in the hospital after serious cancer surgery by one of Job’s “friends”? Have you ever been drawn into an argument between you and God about what is fair? Do you ever plead with God, “Why? Why?” Or do you stop talking to God when you can tell … [Click to read more …]

(For Teacher Aids for previous lessons, see the Teacher Aids Category page.)



  • 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.

Discussion and Teachers’ Helps

Learn from a professional teacher how to teach to change lives.

Learn from a professional teacher how to teach to change lives.

  • 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.
Learn how to make the Bible relevant and teach more effectively.

Learn how to make the Bible relevant and teach more effectively.

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