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The Rich Young Man

Matthew 19:16-22; Mark 10:17-23; Luke 18:18-23 One day a man asked Jesus, “Good Teacher, how can I enter the kingdom of God? I want to live forever.” Jesus knew the young man was very rich. He also knew the man had trained for many years to become a religious leader. Jesus told the young man…
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Bible Story of Sodom and Gomorrah

Genesis 18:1-33 A short time later, Abraham had three visitors. Abraham knew that one of the men was really the Lord. He walked with the three to a hill. From there they could look down at the city of Sodom. The Lord said, “I have heard how terribly evil the people are who live in…
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Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

Daniel 2:1-13 Soon after Daniel became the king’s adviser, King Nebuchadnezzar kept having a terrible dream. He called all his wizards. “This dream upsets me, I want to know what it means.” The wizards said. “Yes, Your Majesty tell us your dream and we’ll find out what it means.” But the king answered “No. You…
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Sunday School Lessons about Sin Topic Discussion

1. Jesus said, “For ye have the poor always with you” (Matthew 26:11). What are some proper and improper ways to react to this verse? We may see the poor as lazy and apathetic. Sometimes that is true (compare 2 Thessalonians3:10), but often it is not true. In reality, it may be that we have…
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Sunday School Lessons about Sin Activity

Into the Lesson Prepare and post three bold and garish signs that say “BEWARE!” one of the signs should be at the entrance to your learning space. When students voice some interest or concern, explain that the lesson writer outlines today’s study with three bewares. Encourage the adults to figure out the three dangers for…
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Sunday School Lessons about Sin

Introduction A. The Price of Telling the Truth Have you ever had to tell someone an unpleasant truth? Have you ever paid a price for telling the truth? Amos, the prophet who delivered the message of today’s lesson text, was a truth teller. He paid the price of ridicule, even direct repudiation (Amos 7:12, 13)….
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Sunday School Lesson on Trust God Topic Discussion

1. Name some individuals in your life who brought you the Word of God even though they seemed to have been working behind the scenes. In what ways are you doing the same for someone else? The identities of Elasah and Gemariah would not be known to us if they had not undertaken the task…
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Sunday School Lesson on Trust God Activity

Into the Lesson As your students arrive, give each one a copy of the following exercise (it is also printed in the student book). Ask your students to read the quotations and write either agree or disagree in response to each: I.          “A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.”…
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Sunday School Lesson on Temptation in the Bible Topic Discussion

1. How can admitting that sin is slavery help us in our battle against temptation? One of Satan’s most successful strategies involves convincing God’s people that sinful practices are liberating. This was a significant part of his approach to Eve (Genesis 3). One of the most crucial and successful techniques to resist Satan in this…
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Sunday School Lesson on Temptation in the Bible Activity

Into the Lesson Display the word FREEDOM in letters large enough to be read across your assembly area. Use a separate sheet of paper for each letter. Next write the following letters on seven separate sheets of paper: A, E, L, R, S, V, Y. As class begins, show these seven letters one at a…
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Sunday School Lesson on Temptation in the Bible

Introduction A.         Slaves to Sin Ron is a longtime Christian who worked for many years as an information technology director for a large company. His boss and coworkers admired his dedication, honesty, and integrity. One day, however, Ron was called to his super-visor’s office to be told that he was being fired for violating…
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Sunday School Lessons on Right Makes Might

Introduction A. “Now Go Do the Right Thing” Laura Schlesinger’s radio program has become one of the most well known and most listened to in the highly competitive world of talk radio. Her no nonsense approach, characterized by a strong emphasis on Judeo-Christian values, has gained her a significant following. At the end of each…
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Sunday School Lesson on Resurrection Topic Discussion

1.         When Lazarus became seriously ill, his sisters Mary and Martha felt free to call upon Jesus to ask for His help. How will you form that kind of relationship with Christ? What things or attitudes in your life will be a help or a hindrance to this? One definite help will be to make…
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Sunday School Lesson on Resurrection Activity

Into the Lesson Read the following accounts to your class, afterwards discuss them with the aid of the questions that follow. In the early seventeenth century, a certain Marjorie Elphinstone died and was buried. When grave robbers attempted to steal her jewelry, she shocked them by groaning. The robbers fled, and she revived. She walked…
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Sunday School Lesson on Deborah the Judge Activity

Into the Lesson Display an outline of a person (on roll paper or poster board) as your class assembles. Have the following heading over the drawing: “The Ideal Leader.” As students arrive, hand them a marker and say, “Go up to the drawing and write in a characteristic you think is important in the ideal…
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Sunday School Lesson on Choose to Follow God

Introduction A. The Dream Team The film The Dream Team is a 1989 comedy about mental patients who meet for group therapy. When their psychiatrist takes them on an outing, he witnesses a slaying and is nearly killed by the perpetrators. The group, not knowing what happened to their doctor, is left in New York…
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Sunday School Lesson on Choose to Follow God Topic Discussion

1.How has God quenched your own spiritual hunger and thirst? Did you find this surprising? Explain. Our generous God indeed pours His grace upon us! He satisfies our spiritual thirst as we heed His Word. This Word is strong meat for our spiritual nourishment (Hebrews 5:12, 14). Jesus, the Word in the flesh (John 1:14),…
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Sunday School Lesson on Abram

A. Singing, Exercise, and Doctrine We used to call them action choruses. Young people of varying ages were encouraged to use their arms and hands to simulate motions for the fountain that flowed deep and wide, the little light that shined, or the rains that threatened the houses of the wise and foolish builders. The…
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Sunday School Lesson about Forgiveness

Introduction A. The God Who Rebuilds Most of us have watched a small child play with building blocks. He or she takes great de-light in stacking a certain number, and then with one gleeful swipe scatters the blocks everywhere. Then the child gathers the blocks together and does it again—each time squealing with delight until…
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Sunday School Lesson about Forgiveness Topic Discussion

I. What are some things that can be rebuilt only by the power of God? How are humans sometimes arrogant in thinking that such power belongs to them? Given the power of our technology, it is tempting to assume that nothing is beyond building or repairing—eventually. Think of all the wonder medications we have today!…
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