Sunday School


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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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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