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September 3, 2017 – Bible Doctrine # 1 – The Bible

Survey of Bible Doctrine, Week 1 – The Bible’s Authority and Inspiration OUTLINE OF THE LESSON: Authority – The Bible is our only and final doctrinal authority Jesus accepted scripture as His final authority – Matthew 5:17-18 Jesus defended Himself and justified His actions with scripture – Matthew 4:4-10 Jesus obeyed the scriptures – Matthew 26:51-56 Inspiration – 2 Timothy 3:16 – “theopneustos” – God breathed The Bible is God’s Word – 1 Peter 1:23-25 The Bible came from...


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August 27, 2017 – Ephesians 6:18-24

Lesson Date: August 27, 2017 Focal Scripture Passage: Ephesians 6:18-24 AIM: To lead students to create a list of the things for which Paul requested prayers, and to privately evaluate their prayer life to determine if they are praying for the right kinds of things.   Before class: Read the notes on Ephesians 6:18-24 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the following scripture references on index cards or small pieces of paper: 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Philippians 1:12;...


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August 20, 2017 – Ephesians 6:10-17

Lesson Date: August 20, 2017 Focal Scripture Passage: Ephesians 6:10-17 AIM: To lead students to identify the pieces of the Christian armor and their uses, and to claim that armor for their daily spiritual warfare.   Before class: Read the notes on Ephesians 6:10-17 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. If you plan to use the second introductory idea below, enlist someone to wear their uniform and equipment to class. Get enough copies of the Roman soldier picture...


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August 13, 2017 – Ephesians 6:5-9

Lesson Date: August 13, 2017 Focal Scripture Passage: Ephesians 6:5-9 AIM: To lead students to discover the Bible’s instructions for Christian employees and employers, and to confess any sins in those areas and make commitments to be the very best Christian employees or employers possible.   Before class: Read the notes on Ephesians 6:5-9 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the following scripture references on index cards or small pieces of paper: Colossians 3:23; Colossians 4:1; 1...


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August 6, 2017 – Ephesians 6:1-4

Lesson Date: August 6, 2017 Focal Scripture Passage: Ephesians 6:1-4 AIM: To lead students to discover God’s instructions for how Christian parents and children are supposed to relate to one another, and to commit themselves to following God’s guidelines.   Before class: Read the notes on Ephesians 6:1-4 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the following scripture references on index cards or small pieces of paper: Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16; Colossians 3:20-21. Ask some class members who...


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July 30, 2017 – Ephesians 5:25-33

Lesson Date: July 30, 2017 Focal Scripture Passage: Ephesians 5:25-33 AIM: To lead students to discover how Christian husbands are supposed to relate to their wives, and to commit themselves to following God’s guidelines.   Before class: Read the notes on Ephesians 5:25-33 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning Readiness): Read the following case study to the class: John, a husband and father, was more interested in doing what he wanted than in meeting...


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July 23, 2017 – Ephesians 5:22-24

Lesson Date: July 23, 2017 Focal Scripture Passage: Ephesians 5:22-24 AIM: To lead students to discover how Christian wives are to relate to their husbands, and to commit themselves to following God’s plans and guidelines.   Before class: Read the notes on Ephesians 5:22-24 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Ask some class members who are comfortable reading aloud to look up the following scripture verses and be prepared to read them when called upon: 1 Corinthians 7:4;...


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July 16, 2017 – Ephesians 5:15-21

Lesson Date: July 16, 2017 Focal Scripture Passage: Ephesians 5:15-21 AIM: To lead students to learn why, how, and the results of being filled with the Spirit, and to encourage them to seek the Spirit’s filling every day this week.   Before class: Read the notes on Ephesians 5:15-21 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Bring a coat, jacket, or glove to class. Lay the article of clothing on a chair or lectern in front of the class....


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July 9, 2017 – Ephesians 5:1-14

Lesson Date: July 9, 2017 Focal Scripture Passage: Ephesians 5:1-14 AIM: To lead students to contrast things Christians should and should not do, and to commit themselves to living as a Christian should.   Before class: Read the notes on Ephesians 5:1-14 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Get enough copies of the “Live Like a Christian!” study guide for your anticipated attendance.  Have some pens or pencils on hand for any students who might need one.  ...


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July 2, 2017 – Ephesians 4:25-32

Lesson Date: July 2, 2017 Focal Scripture Passage: Ephesians 4:25-32 AIM: To lead students to discover and discuss attitudes and actions that grieve the Holy Spirit and hinder His work in their lives, and to confess and turn away from such activities.   Before class: Read the notes on Ephesians 4:25-32 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Prepare the described in the “Conclusion” step. Write the following scripture references on index cards or small pieces of paper: Exodus...


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