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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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Worship God Sunday School Lesson Activity

Into the Lesson Distribute paper and pencils (or direct attention to the student books, if using those). Ask students to draw two pictures or write two descriptions. The first will be a picture or description of worship in Heaven as it is portrayed in popular culture. The second will he a picture or description of…
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Why Believe in Jesus Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

1.How does the concept of Jesus as an heir help you understand more about Hint and draw closer to Him? How do we bring this imagery from the first century into the twenty-first? Today’s concept of an heir is more limited than it was in the first century. In ancient societies fathers and sons often…
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Why Believe in Jesus Sunday School Lesson Activity

Into the Lesson Fill the classroom with as many pictures, images and knick knacks of angels that you can find. Also attach two posters to the wall with the following headings: “What We Know About Angels” and “Angels at Work in the Bible.” As class begins, appoint two “scribes” to be ready to write on…
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Why Believe in Jesus Sunday School Lesson

1. Jesus: God’s Self-Expression(Hebrews 1:1-3) Hebrews begins with no preliminary material. Instead it plunges immediately into its main topic: a doctrinal presentation of the nature and role of Christ in relationship to previous revelations of God. A. Revelation Before Jesus (v. 1) 1. God, who at sundry times and in diverse manners spoke in time…
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Who is Jesus Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

1.One power struggle within a church is one too many! This may be one reason why Paul reinforced the preeminence of Christ in verse18. How would you compare and contrast Christ’s role within the church with the roles that church leaders are to fill? How well do your church’s leaders recognize what their roles should…
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Eternal Life Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

1.In what ways has your healthy fear of God helped you to grow in Christ? It is very appropriate to fear God because of who He is: all-knowing, all-powerful, the only judge, etc. Yet a healthy, reverential fear is not the same as a morbid, paralyzing fear. Ask the class to give examples of these…
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Eternal Life Sunday School Lesson

Introduction A. The Cross and Easter The cross is the most recognizable religious symbol on earth. It appears as jewelry, in logos, on buildings, in cemeteries, and in countless other places. Some churches often use a cross with Jesus included, called a crucifix. Other churches prefer an empty cross, symbolizing that Jesus’ work on the…
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Darkness Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

1. In Leviticus 19:18, God commands his people to love one another. The same imperative is before us with the coming of Christ. How can its “newness” be practiced today? What excuses do believers offer in failing to practice this? First of all, we have an example to follow in our Lord Jesus. He didn’t…
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Darkness Sunday School Lesson Activity

Into the Lesson Display the following word-find puzzle as class begins (it also appears in the student book). Say, “Four sets of John’s contrasts can be found in this word puzzle. Check today’s text and then find and mark the eight words.” Allow time to find these words: DARK, FALSE, HATE, LIGHT, LOVE, NEW, OLD,…
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Darkness Sunday School Lesson

Introduction A. Darkness and Light Cockroaches love the darkness. So do termites, slugs, and most kinds of mold and fungus. Some really disgusting stuff thrives in places where there is no light. Similarly, people who do evil deeds love the darkness (compare 1 Thessalonians 5:7). Physical darkness may hide misdeeds. Spiritual darkness is both the…
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Believe in Jesus Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion

1.In what ways do people still say not true when it comes to Jesus? Why do they do this? Sonic people are inclined to make decisions on the basis of what seems rational to them. While God gave us winds and expects us to love Hint with those minds (compare Matthew 22:37), we need His…
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Bible Story of the Lost Sheep

Luke 15:1-10 The price of following Jesus is high. But the value of every single person in God’s eyes is even higher. God treasures every child, every man and every woman. He would like nothing better than that each person turn to him and start his or her life over. The religious leaders did not…
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Bible Story of the Last Supper

Matthew 26:20-29; Mark 14•17-25; Luke 22:14-23;John 13:18-27 At the Passover meal Jesus told his disciples, “I’m going to be betrayed by one of you!” The disciples gasped. Who would turn the teacher over to his enemies? They looked at each other and wondered, “Is he the one?” Jesus said, “I’m going to dip this piece…
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Bible Story of Rebecca and Isaac

Genesis 24:1-6I Many years later Abraham told his servant, “Go back to my home land and find a wife for Isaac.” This was a nearly impossible mission. There were so many women. The servant prayed to Abraham’s God all during the journey. Finally, he arrived by a well in the land where Abraham once had…
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Bible Story of Peter and Cornelius

Acts 10:1-16 The Good News about Jesus was spreading. Many people chose not to listen. Many risked their very lives and believed. The time had come, though, for more people than just the Jews to hear the Good News. Many times in Jewish history, God had spoken through his prophets. He had said how there…
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Bible Story of Peter

Matthew 26:58, 69-75 Click here to listen to the Bible Story of Peter Peter had followed behind the crowd that took Jesus. He was too scared to help. When he saw Jesus being taken into the high priest’s house, he waited. The courtyard was full of soldiers. Some of the men had built a fire…
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