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October 24, 2021 – Matthew 9

Lesson Date: October 24, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 9:1-38 AIM: To lead students to identify several specific areas of life over which Jesus has authority, and then yield themselves to His authority in those and other areas of their lives.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 9 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Write the word “Authority” on the marker board or chalkboard.  Locate a picture of a police car and bring it to class. ...


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October 17, 2021 – Matthew 8

Lesson Date: October 17, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 8:1-10, 13-17, 23-32 AIM: To lead students to identify four realms in which Jesus demonstrated His power and authority, and to encourage them to take their personal needs to the Lord.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 8 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Write the word “Power” on the marker board or chalkboard.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning Readiness): Direct the students’ attention to the word “Power”...


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October 10, 2021 – Matthew 7

Lesson Date: October 10, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 7:1-6, 13-27 AIM: To lead students to discover guidelines for proper judgment, and to encourage them to apply those guidelines to the people, choices, and situations they encounter in the coming week.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 7 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Bring an apple and a rock to class.  Write the word “Judgment” on the marker board or chalkboard.  Enlist two class members...


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October 3, 2021 – Matthew 6

Lesson Date: October 3, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 6:1-18, 25-34 AIM: To lead students to discover Jesus’ answer to the problem of worry, and to encourage them to follow His advice for dealing with worry in their lives.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 6 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Write the following question on the marker board or chalkboard “What Do I Worry About?”  Ask a volunteer to look up Philippians 4:6-7 and...


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September 26, 2021 – Matthew 5

Lesson Date: September 26, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 5:1-12, 20-22, 27-28 AIM: To lead students to discover what Jesus said about inner attitudes and outward actions, and to examine themselves to determine if their inner thoughts and attitudes are pleasing to God.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 5 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Become familiar with the following three brief case studies so you can tell them to the class without reading them. ...


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September 19, 2021 – Matthew 4

Lesson Date: September 19, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 4:1-4, 12-13, 16-25 AIM: To lead students to discover activities that marked the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, and to apply the lessons they learn to their own ministry as Christians.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 4 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Post the pictures of a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a presidential inauguration parade.  The point of the pictures is to show people celebrating the...


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September 12, 2021 – Matthew 3

Lesson Date: September 12, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 3:1-17 AIM: To lead students to discover the significance of Jesus’ baptism as the first act of His earthly ministry, and to urge any who have never accepted Jesus as Savior or followed Him in believer’s baptism to do so.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 3 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Post the pictures of a graduation, a wedding, and a baptism in your classroom. ...


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September 5, 2021 – Matthew 1 – 2

Lesson Date: September 5, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 1:1, 16, 18-24; 2:13-15, 19-23 AIM: To lead students to discover that Joseph obeyed God unquestioningly in spite of the costs, and to examine themselves to see if their lives are marked by unquestioning obedience to God.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 1 – 2 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Prearrange with four of your students to do the brief role-playing activity described below.  You...


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August 29, 2021 – Numbers 27 – 34

Lesson Date: August 29, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Numbers 27:12-23; 32:1-5, 16-23; 33:50-56; 34:13-15 AIM: To lead students to discover some of the things God did to get the ancient Israelites ready to enter the Promised Land, and to examine themselves to see if they are ready for the most important journey they will ever make.   Before class: Read the notes on Numbers 26 – 36 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write “Getting Ready” on the...


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August 22, 2021 – Numbers 22 – 25

Lesson Date: August 22, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Numbers 22:1-6, 12, 20-22, 27-32; 25:1-9 AIM: To lead students to discover the evil influence one man had on thousands of Israelites along with the terrible result of his influence, and to examine their behavior to determine if they are exerting evil influence or godly influence on others.   Before class: Read the notes on Number 22 – 25 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Locate a strong magnet and...


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