Tag: Gospel of John


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 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 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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