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Sunday School Lesson on King Solomon Activity

Into the Lesson Display an image or a video clip of a genie rising from a magic lamp. Ask the class, “Given=ft wishes, what would most people name? Give time for responses, noting the egocentric, materialistic nature of most. Then say, “Given a much greater opportunity to satisfy personal needs and wants, Solomon made an…
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Samuel Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

1.What experiences in Samuel’s life equipped him to pray effectively? What personal experiences have taught you how to pray? Samuel grew up in the temple surrounded by the leaders of God’s people. He had a mother who modeled a life of fervent prayer. He was called by God as a prophet and served as a…
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Samuel Sunday School Lesson Activity

Into the Lesson Carry into the classroom a rock that is as large as practical. Write EBENEZER conspicuously on the rock. Cover the rock with a cloth, and then display the rock as class begins. Lead the class (or have someone else lead) in singing the old hymn, “Come, Thou Fount.” Make sure to include…
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Samuel Sunday School Lesson

God Answers Samuel’s Prayer A. National Repentance “O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity” (Hosea 14:1).This type of call to national repentance is found repeatedly throughout Scripture. It was a constant message of the Old Testament prophets (ex-ample: “Say unto the house of Israel, … repent,” Ezekiel…
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King Solomon Sunday School Lesson

A. The Explosion of Knowledge Near the end of his life, King Solomon wrote, “of snaking many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh” (Ecclesiastes 12:12). The modern world has realized both parts of this observation, perhaps far beyond Solomon’s wildest expectations. It is estimated that as many…
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Jesus the Good Shepherd Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

1.The people of Jesus’ day had to deal with Pharisees as thieves and rubbers. Do the “thievesand robbers” that challenge your own spiritualvitality tend to be specific people or are theymore likely to be various temptations? How doyou counteract them? All Christians have unseen treasures worthprotecting. These treasures include our reputa-tions, our friendships, and, ultimately,…
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Jesus the Good Shepherd Sunday School Lesson Activity

Into the Lesson As students arrive give each a piece of blank paper (or have students turn to “What Do You Think?” in the student books if you’re using those). Write the following open-ended statements on the board: To be a good shepherd, a person must . . .Jesus was the good shepherd because ….
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Jesus the Good Shepherd Sunday School Lesson

Introduction A. Knowing Your Own For many years we had a large dog named Sassy. I could always identify Sassy’s bark from several blocks away, even though there were dozens of dogs in our neighbourhood; Sassy, in turn, could identify my call and would come to one in a crowd of people. In a similar…
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Jesus is All Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

1.Since Christ is the “Word of life,” what life changes have you experienced after coming into a relationship with Him? What changes do you yet expect? Obviously the promised inheritance of eternal life is the ultimate change for the Christian! We gain assurance of this eternal state when we first accept Jesus according to the…
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Jesus is All Sunday School Lesson Activity

Into the Lesson As class members enter the room, blindfold each of them and tell them not to remove their blindfolds until asked to do so. Say that this experience is a part of today’s lesson. Tell class members to find a place to sit (have a helper ready to assist with this) and to…
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Jesus is All Sunday School Lesson

Light That Conquers Death Jesus Christ: A Portrait of God Unit 1: Christ, the Image of God (Lessons 1-5) Lesson Aims After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to: 1.Quote 1 loan J1, t4 from memory. 2.Discuss the personal implications of what it means to walk as Jesus did. 3.Describe one way…
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I Believe Sunday School Lesson

Introduction A. Famous Last Words For some reason we attach special significance to the “last words” of a famous person. Good or bad, a person’s final words often seem to summarize his or her life. The last words of U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969) were, “I’ve always loved my wife. I’ve always loved my children….
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I Believe Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

1.In what ways do you think our future, eternal dwelling places will contrast with our cur-rent, earthly homes? It’s tempting to focus on the physical as we imagine no more leaky pipes or balky furnaces to repair! The most important contrast, however, will be our new honors’ nearness to the presence of God. God is…
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I Believe Sunday School Lesson Activity

Into the Lesson Distribute the following list of famous last words. Ask students to match each quote with itsauthor. (If you use student books, you will findthe exercise printed there.) 1. “How were the [circus] receipts today atMadison Square Garden?” 2. “I have offendedGod and mankind because my work did notreach the quality it should…
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Gospel of John Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

1.John called Jesus the Word, or logos, from which we get our word logic. Yet there are many who would say that belief in Jesus is any-thing but logical. Why do they say this? How do you respond? People hold what we may call “sets of pre-understandings” (or presuppositions). Whatever doesn’t fit those pre-understandings is…
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Gospel of John Sunday School Lesson Activity

Into the Lesson Display three posters of multiple-choice questions. A religious Christmas card attached to each roster will help students connect the season with the activity. Give each student three colored, self-adhesive dots when entering the classroom. Ask students to stick a dot on each poster near or on the best answer for each question….
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Fully Rely on God Sunday School Lesson

Introduction A. The Walk of Humility At his inauguration in 1977, incoming American President Jimmy Carter used the historic Bible that had been employed by George Washington at his own inauguration. Carter said, “Here before me is the Bible used in the inauguration of our first President, in 1789, and I have just taken the…
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Fully Rely on God Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

1.What steps need to be taken to teach people that God has limits to His patience? Why is the church sometimes negligent in doing so? The pendulous of the church’s message seems to have swung back and forth between extremes throughout history. Sometimes we see an emphasis on wrath and holiness to the exclusion of…
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Fully Rely on God Sunday School Lesson Activity

Into the Lesson Pair off your students. Ask each pair to discuss these questions: (1) “What do people (both Christians and non-Christians) think God expects from them?” (2) “What does God actually re-quire?” Allow your students several minutes to discuss the questions, then call for conclusions. Write their responses on the board. After you hear…
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Worship God Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

This page contains an alternative lesson plan emphasizing learning activities. Classes desiring such student involvement will find these suggestions helpful with Christ would be affected if you, like John, could get a personal glimpse through the door of Heaven? Why is it probably a good idea for God not to give you that glimpse? 1….
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