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February 3, 2019 – John 18:28 – 19:15

Lesson Date: February 3, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: John 18:28 – 19:15 AIM: To lead students to determine the reason Pilate condemned Jesus to be crucified, and to examine their own lives for evidence of compromised convictions.   Before class: Read the notes on John 18:28 – 19:15 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Prepare the index cards described in the “Conclusion” step.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning Readiness): Read the following case studies to the class, or enlist...


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January 27, 2019 – John 18:1-27

Lesson Date: January 27, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: John 18:1-27 AIM: To lead students to contrast the boldness of Jesus with the fearfulness of Peter, and to ask God to make them more bold in their witnessing.   Before class: Read the notes on John 18:1-27 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning Readiness): Read the following story to the class: The year was a.d. 155, and the persecution against Christians swept across the Roman...


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January 20, 2019 – John 17:1-26

Lesson Date: January 20, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: John 17:1-26 AIM: To lead students to list the things Jesus prayed for them, and to thank Jesus for giving them eternal life, keeping them, and continually interceding for them.   Before class: Read the notes on John 17:1-26 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning Readiness): Ask the students if any of them have any prayer requests they would like to share with the group. Take...


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January 13, 2019 – John 16:16-33

Lesson Date: January 13, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: John 16:16-33 AIM: To lead students to recognize that since God knows their future they can trust Him when calamities come, and to ask God to reveal His will in any difficulty they are currently facing.   Before class: Read the notes on John 16:16-33 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the word “Tragedy” on the marker board or chalkboard.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning Readiness): Direct the class’ attention...


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January 6, 2019 – John 15:18 – 16:15

Lesson Date: January 6, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: John 15:18 – 16:15 AIM: To lead students to describe the treatment Jesus said they should expect from the world and the strength Jesus offers them, and to accept God’s provision of the Holy Spirit as sufficient for their needs.   Before class: Read the notes on John 15:18 – 16:15 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Prepare for your introduction ahead of time. If you plan to have a...


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December 30, 2018 – John 15:1-17

Lesson Date: December 30, 2018 Focal Scripture Passage: John 15:1-17 AIM: To lead students to discover the importance of abiding in Jesus Christ, and to examine their lives to see if their fruitfulness gives evidence that they are abiding in Christ.   Before class: Read the notes on John 15:1-17 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. If possible, get a thriving, beautiful plant of some kind, which is flowering or bearing fruit. This plant will serve as an...


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December 23, 2018 – Luke 1 – 2

Lesson Date: December 23, 2018 Focal Scripture Passage: Luke 1:12-17, 26-33, 39-43, 67-77; 2:1-11, 25-33, 36-38, 41-49 AIM: To lead students to discover eight facts that prove Jesus’ identity, and to take a specific action in response to those facts.   Before class:  Write the following heading on the marker board or chalkboard: “Jesus’ Pieces of Identification.” Number from 1 through 8 down the left side of the board.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning Readiness): Ask the following questions: “When...


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December 16, 2018 – John 14:1-31

Lesson Date: December 16, 2018 Focal Scripture Passage: John 14:1-31 AIM: To lead students to describe the ways Jesus comforted His disciples the night before His crucifixion, and to claim God’s comfort when they face troubling times.   Before class: Read the notes on John 14:1-31 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. If you choose the second option below to introduce the lesson, enlist a class member to share a brief testimony about a time when he or...


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December 9, 2018 – John 13:1-38

Lesson Date: December 9, 2018 Focal Scripture Passage: John 13:1-38 AIM: To lead students to identify ways Jesus demonstrated humility toward those who would betray, deny, and abandon Him, and to decide on specific actions they can take to demonstrate humility toward others this week.   Before class: Read the notes on John 13:1-38 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Prepare the index cards or pieces of paper described in the “Conclusion” step.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning Readiness):...


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December 2, 2018 – John 12:1-50

Lesson Date: December 2, 2018 Focal Scripture Passage: John 12:1-50 AIM: To lead students to discover some of the reasons Jesus Christ came to earth, and to decide if they are doing the things God put them on earth to do.   Before class: Read the notes on John 12:1-50 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Get enough copies of the study guide “Why Did Jesus Come? … and … Why Are You Here?” for your anticipated attendance,...


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