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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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February 24, 2019 – John 21:1-25

Lesson Date: February 24, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: John 21:1-25 AIM: To lead students to discover through Jesus’ dealings with Simon Peter that Jesus offers us forgiveness and responsibility while requiring that we keep our eyes off other Christians, and to accept God’s forgiveness and responsibility without comparing themselves to other Christians.   Before class: Read the notes on John 21:1-25 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning Readiness): Read the following brief case studies...


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February 17, 2019 – John 20:1-31

Lesson Date: February 17, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: John 20:1-31 AIM: To confront students with the reality of Jesus’ resurrection by leading them to discover what eyewitnesses did after they saw Jesus, and to lead them to decide how they should respond to the reality of the resurrection.   Before class: Read the notes on John 20:1-31 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Get enough copies of “The Jerusalem Times” handout for your anticipated attendance. Be sure to...


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February 10, 2019 – John 19:16-42

Lesson Date: February 10, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: John 19:16-42 AIM: To lead students to understand that Jesus Christ was crucified in precise fulfillment of Old Testament scriptural prophecies, and to encourage them to thank God for planning for their redemption.   Before class: Read the notes on John 19:16-42 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Enlist some volunteers to look up the following scriptures and be ready to read them to the class when called upon: Psalm...


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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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