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June 30, 2019 – Zechariah 5 – 6

Lesson Date: June 30, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Zechariah 5:1-11; 6:1-13 AIM: To lead students to discover from Zechariah’s vision that no guilty person can escape God’s judgment, and to accept Jesus Christ’s offer of salvation as the only way to be deemed righteous in God’s sight.   Before class: Read the notes on Zechariah 5 – 6 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the words “Guilty” and “Innocent” on the marker board or chalkboard.   INTRODUCTION...


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June 23, 2019 – Zechariah 3 – 4

Lesson Date: July 23, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Zechariah 3:1-9; 4:1-14 AIM: To lead students to discover and describe the ways God encouraged Joshua and Zerubbabel in the midst of their Temple rebuilding project, and to make specific plans to encourage their spiritual leaders and others this week.   Before class: Read the notes on Zechariah 3 – 4 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the following words and phrases on the marker board or chalkboard: “Discouragement,”...


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June 16, 2019 – Zechariah 1 – 2

Lesson Date: June 16, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Zechariah 1:1-3, 12-21; 2:1-5, 10-13 AIM: To lead students to discover promises God made to Israel and discuss the trustworthiness of those promises, and to place their trust in promises God has made to us.   Before class: Read the notes on Zechariah 1 – 2 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Locate some play money, such as Monopoly money. Bring a bill of the play money and a real...


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June 9, 2019 – Haggai 2

Lesson Date: June 9, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Haggai 2:1-19 AIM: To lead students to discover the promises God made to the Jews as well as the internal problem they still had, and to examine their lives to see if they lack personal holiness.   Before class: Read the notes on Haggai 2 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Prepare the index cards described in the “Conclusion” step. Write the following on the marker board or chalkboard: Wedding...


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June 2, 2019 – Haggai 1

Lesson Date: June 2, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Haggai 1:1-15 AIM: To lead students to discover the consequences the ancient Israelites faced because they left the Temple unfinished for sixteen years, and to examine their lives to determine if they are suffering negative consequences because they have left their work for God unfinished.   Before class: Read the notes on Haggai 1 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the words “Unfinished Work” on the marker board or...


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May 26, 2019 – Esther 8 – 10

Lesson Date: May 26, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Esther 8:1-8, 11; 9:1-2, 13-16, 20-22, 26-28; 10:3 AIM: To lead students to discover how the Jews celebrated God’s miraculous protection, and to decide on a specific way to celebrate God’s goodness to them.   Before class: Read the notes on Esther 8 – 10 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning Readiness): Read the following dates to the class: The 4th day of July The 3rd...


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May 19, 2019 – Esther 3 – 7

Lesson Date: May 19, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Esther 3:1-2, 5-6, 8-11; 4:1, 3, 11, 13-16; 5:1-5, 9-14; 7:1-10 AIM: To lead students to discover the circumstances God used to preserve the Jews from Haman’s wicked plot, and to accept God’s sovereign care for the Jews as a fact and to pray for their protection and salvation.   Before class: Read the notes on Esther 3 – 7 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Get enough copies of...


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May 12, 2019 – Esther 1 – 2

Lesson Date: May 12, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Esther 1:1-22; 2:1-11, 16-18 AIM: To lead students to learn how God drastically changed the direction of Esther’s life, and to recognize and acknowledge God’s hand in directing the course of their own lives.   Before class: Read the notes on Esther 1 – 2 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Read the Historical Context of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther (pages 11-12) and study the Timeline of Ezra, Nehemiah, and...


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May 5, 2019 – Nehemiah 12 – 13

Lesson Date: May 5, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Nehemiah 12:27, 30-31, 43; 13:4-19, 23-26 AIM: To lead students to discover that in spite of great spiritual victories the ancient Jews soon broke their promises to God, and to examine their lives to see if they need to confess and correct breaking any promises to God.   Before class: Read the notes on Nehemiah 10 – 13 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the words “Spiritual Mountaintops” and...


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April 28, 2019 – Nehemiah 8 – 9

Lesson Date: April 28, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Nehemiah 8:1-18; 9:1-3, 38 AIM: To lead students to discover the effects Bible reading had on the ancient Jews, and to commit themselves to regular Bible reading in hopes those same effects will be produced in their lives.   Before class: Read the notes on Nehemiah 8 – 9 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the following on the marker board or chalkboard: “Re__________” “Re__________” “Re____________” “Re____________”   INTRODUCTION...


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