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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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April 21, 2019 – EASTER – John 20

Lesson Date: April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday – One Day Can Change Everything! Focal Scripture Passage: John 20:1-31 AIM: To lead students to discover and describe the significance of where Mary and Thomas encountered Jesus, and to (a) examine themselves to see if they need renewal and (b) commit to take the steps necessary to encounter Jesus Christ once again.   Before class: Greet members and guests warmly. Give a Sunday School Member Quarterly to each of your...


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April 14, 2019 – Nehemiah 6 – 7

Lesson Date: April 14, 2019 – Lesson two of a two-part unit on overcoming opposition Focal Scripture Passage: Nehemiah 6:1-16; 7:1-4 AIM: To lead students to discover the ways Nehemiah led the Jews to overcome opposition and accomplish the task God had given them to do, and to apply those same strategies when they face opposition in their own lives.   Before class: Read the notes on Nehemiah 6 – 7 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Students...


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April 7, 2019 – Nehemiah 4 – 5

Lesson Date: April 7, 2019 – Lesson one of a two-part unit on overcoming opposition Focal Scripture Passage: Nehemiah 4:1-15; 5:1-7, 11, 14-15 AIM: To lead students to discover the ways Nehemiah led the Jews to overcome opposition and accomplish the task God had given them to do, and to apply those same strategies when they face opposition in their own lives.   Before class: Read the notes on Nehemiah 4 – 5 found in the Sunday School Teacher...


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March 31, 2019 – Nehemiah 1 – 2

Lesson Date: March 31, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Nehemiah 1:1-11; 2:1-20 AIM: To lead students to discover how Nehemiah responded when he learned of a need, and to encourage them to pray about and get personally involved in a need this week.   Before class: Read the notes on Nehemiah 1 – 2 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the following lesson outline on the marker board, chalkboard, or a large sheet of paper you can display...


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March 24, 2019 – Ezra 9 – 10

Lesson Date: March 24, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Ezra 9:1-15; 10:1-5, 10-12 AIM: To lead students to discover how the Jews responded when they were confronted with their worldly compromise and sin, and to plan how to respond properly when they are confronted with sin in the future.   Before class: Read the notes on Ezra 9 – 10 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Prepare the index cards described in the “Conclusion” step.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning...


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March 17, 2019 – Ezra 7 – 8

Lesson Date: March 17, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Ezra 7:1-10, 25-28; 8:21-23, 31-35 AIM: To lead students to discover what Ezra prepared himself to do and whose protection he sought, and to make commitments to prepare themselves to serve God and to trust Him for protection.   Before class: Read the notes on Ezra 7 – 8 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the words “Preparation” and “Protection” on the marker board or chalkboard. Get enough copies...


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March 10, 2019 – Ezra 3:8 – 6:22

Lesson Date: March 10, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Ezra 3:8-13; 4:1-5, 24; 5:1-2; 6:14-22 AIM: To lead students to identify the encouragers and discouragers in Ezra 3 – 6 and the results of their actions, and to examine themselves to determine if they are encouragers or discouragers and commit to being encouragers this week.   Before class: Read the notes on Ezra 3:8 – 6:22 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Think of someone who has encouraged you...


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March 3, 2019 – Ezra 1:1 – 3:7

Lesson Date: March 3, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: Ezra 1:1-11; 2:1, 70; 3:1-7 AIM: To lead students to discover that God sovereignly used a pagan king to help His people, and to ask God to work through our governmental leaders to accomplish His purpose.   Before class: Read the notes on Ezra 1:1 – 3:7 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Be sure to read the Historical Context of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther (pages 11-12) and study the...


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