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August 25, 2019 – Malachi 3:1-6; 4:1-6

Lesson Date: August 25, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Malachi 3:1-6; 4:1-6 AIM: To lead students to discover and list predictions God made through the prophet Malachi along with the specific fulfillment of several of those predictions, and to give them the opportunity to express to God their belief that the other predictions will come true in the future.   Before class: Read the notes on Malachi 3:1-6 and 4:1-6 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Get enough copies...


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August 18, 2019 – Malachi 3:7-18

Lesson Date: August 18, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Malachi 3:7-18 AIM: To lead students to discover what God said about those who rob Him and the instructions and promises He gave concerning tithing, and to confess the sin of robbing God and commit to obeying Him in the area of giving.   Before class: Read the notes on Malachi 3:7-18 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book (NOTE: next week’s lesson covers verses 1-6 of chapter 3, as well...


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August 11, 2019 – Malachi 2

Lesson Date: August 11, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Malachi 2:1-17 AIM: To lead students to discover factors of Israel’s moral climate that God rebuked, and to examine themselves to see if any of those same factors are present in their own lives   Before class: Read the notes on Malachi 2 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Gather some news articles concerning hatred, violence, the emptiness of false religion, profanity, divorce, and public approval of evil behavior. Write...


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August 4, 2019 – Malachi 1

Lesson Date: August 4, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Malachi 1:1-14 AIM: To lead students to discover the kinds of offerings the Jews in Malachi’s day were giving to God, and to evaluate the quality of their own gifts to the Lord of money, time, and talent.   Before class: Read the notes on Malachi 1 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Locate some worthless item (such as an old dirty sock with a hole in it or a...


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July 28, 2019 – Zechariah 14

Lesson Date: July 28, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Zechariah 14:1-21 AIM: To lead students to discover biblical facts about the future Kingdom of Jesus Christ, and to respond by either: (1) thanking the Lord that their future citizenship is in Christ’s Kingdom, or (2) accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord so they can be citizens of that Kingdom.   Before class: Read the notes on Zechariah 14 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the following...


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July 21, 2019 – Zechariah 12 – 13

Lesson Date: July 21, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Zechariah 12:1-10; 13:1-9 AIM: To lead students to discover God’s plans for saving and cleansing the Jews in the future, and to either (a) accept Christ’s gift of salvation that will begin the process of sanctification in their lives, or (b) thank God for saving them and ask Him to continue sanctifying them.   Before class: Read the notes on Zechariah 12 – 13 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. ...


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July 14, 2019 – Zechariah 9 – 11

Lesson Date: July 14, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Zechariah 9:1-9; 10:6-12; 11:15-17 AIM: To lead students to discover ways God promised to protect Israel, and to encourage them to trust God as the ultimate source of their protection.   Before class: Read the notes on Zechariah 9 – 11 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Gather and bring to class some items that can be used as visual representations of protection.  This could include a yard sign or...


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July 7, 2019 – Zechariah 7 – 8

Lesson Date: July 7, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Zechariah 7:1-14; 8:1-8, 18-23 AIM: To lead students to discover that some of the Jews’ religious activities had become empty, self-centered rituals, and to examine the sincerity of their religious activities.   Before class: Read the notes on Zechariah 7 – 8 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write on the marker board or chalkboard a checklist of religious activities, something like the example below. Religious Activities Read the Bible...


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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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