Sunday School


November 21, 2021 – Matthew 13

Lesson Date: November 21, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 13:1-23 AIM: To lead students to discover why Jesus taught in parables, and to examine themselves to determine which kind of “soil” best reflects the condition of their heart.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 13 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Locate the following items to bring to class: a brick, a pack of flower or vegetable seeds, and a flowerpot filled with rich, dark potting...


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November 14, 2021 – Matthew 12

Lesson Date: November 14, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 12:1-40 AIM: To lead students to learn about the beginning of the Jewish religious leaders’ plot to kill Jesus, and to thank God for His sovereign control of the events of history.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 12 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Enlist two volunteers to find the following verses in their Bibles and be prepared to read them to the class: Exodus 20:8-10;...


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November 7, 2021 – Matthew 11

Lesson Date: November 7, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 11:1-30 AIM: To lead students to discover how Jesus reacted to spiritual indifference among the people of His day, and to recognize and repent of any spiritual indifference in their own lives.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 11 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Write the words “Indifference,” “Apathy,” and “Unconcern” on the marker board or chalkboard.  Enlist some volunteers to look up Malachi 3:1 and...


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October 31, 2021 – Matthew 10

Lesson Date: October 31, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Matthew 10:1-42 AIM: To lead students to discover why Jesus’ disciples were able to preach with such fearless determination, and to ask God to give them boldness and courage to minister for Him.   Before class: Read the notes on Matthew 10 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book.  Write the words “Boldness” and “Courage” on the marker board or chalkboard.   INTRODUCTION (Create Learning Readiness): Ask the students to turn...


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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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