Tag: Jesus


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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May 16, 2021 – Exodus 25

Lesson Date: May 16, 2021 Focal Scripture Passage: Exodus 25:1-22; Leviticus 16:14-15; Hebrews 9:5-12 AIM: To lead students to describe the appearance and significance of the Ark of the Covenant and the Mercy Seat, and to thank Jesus Christ for being our great high priest whose blood forever paid the price for our sins.   Before class: Read the notes on Exodus 25 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Write the word “Mercy” on the marker board or...


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December 20, 2020 – Luke 1 – 2

Lesson Date: December 20, 2020 Focal Scripture Passage: Luke 1:26-33; 2:1-11 AIM: To lead students to discover some prophecies fulfilled in the birth of Jesus Christ, and to thank God for providing His Son to be our Savior.   Before class: Write the following scripture references on index cards or small pieces of paper: Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6-7; Jeremiah 23:5; Micah 5:2. Ask some volunteers who are comfortable reading aloud to look up the verses and be prepared to...


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December 22, 2019 – John 1

Lesson Date: December 22, 2019 Focal Scripture Passage: John 1:1-5, 9-14, 26-34 AIM: To lead students to discover several identifying characteristics of Jesus Christ, and to thank Him for suffering rejection to save their souls.   Before class: Write the word “Rejection” on the marker board or chalkboard.  Have enough copies of the “Identifying Characteristics of Jesus Christ” study guide for your anticipated attendance.  Have some pens or pencils on hand for those who might need one.   INTRODUCTION...


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November 18, 2018 – John 10:1-42

Lesson Date: November 18, 2018 Focal Scripture Passage: John 10:1-42 AIM: To lead students to discover some aspects of the relationship between sheep and their shepherd, and to examine their own lives to see if they are Jesus’ sheep and then commit themselves to tell others about how they, too, may become part of His flock.   Before class: Read the notes on John 10:1-42 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Draw a vertical line on the chalkboard...


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October 28, 2018 – John 7:1-53

Lesson Date: October 28, 2018 Focal Scripture Passage: John 7:1-53 AIM: To lead students to discover some of the many and varied opinions people held of Jesus during His earthly ministry, and to decide for themselves what they believe about Jesus’ identity.   Before class: Read the notes on John 7:1-53 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Get enough copies of the “Differing Opinions” worksheet for your anticipated attendance. Be sure to have some pens or pencils on...


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October 7, 2018 – John 4:43 – 5:14

Lesson Date: October 7, 2018 Focal Scripture Passage: John 4:43 – 5:14 AIM: To lead students to describe two miracles Jesus performed and the effect those miracles had on the people involved, and to demonstrate their trust in God’s miracle-working power by asking for God’s miraculous intervention in their lives.   Before class: Read the notes on John 4:43 – 5:14 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. If you or someone in your class knows how to pull...


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September 23, 2018 – John 3

Lesson Date: September 23, 2018 Focal Scripture Passage: John 3:1-36 AIM: To lead students to describe what it means to be born again, and to respond to this truth by either receiving Christ as their Savior or committing to share the Good news of Jesus Christ with a lost friend.   Before class: Read the notes on John 3:1-36 found in the Sunday School Teacher Book. Enlist some students to read the statements described below in the “Introduction” step...


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