Sabbath School Teaching Plan prepared by William Earnhardt for Sabbath, November 20.
Main Theme: God wants us all to live but gives us the choice of choosing life or death.
Read Together, Deuteronomy 30:1-20. Discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: According to this passage what brings life and blessings? What brings death and curses?
Apply: How have you seen or experienced the results of obedience or disobedience today?
Share: A friend tells you that we now have life trough grace and obedience to the law is no longer necessary. How do you respond to your friend? Hint: Matthew 19:17.
Read Together Deuteronomy 4:19. Discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: How would worshiping the sun or moon be choosing death?
Apply: What things or people do people worship today? How is worshiping those things rejecting life and choosing death?
Share: Your child asks you what is the difference between admiring God’s creation and worshiping God’s creation? How do you answer your child?
Read Together Romans 6:23 and 1 John 5:12. Discuss the common thread of both passages.
Study: What is the opposite of life? Eternity in hell or death? See John 3:16. See also Punishment fo the Wicked in Light of the Cross.
Apply: A recent Newsweek article claims every time we drink a cola it takes 12 minutes off our life. In what subtle ways might we be choosing death or life in our every day choices?
Share: A friend asks, “how do I know if I have the Son?” How do you answer?
Read Together Revelation 14:6-12. Discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: What is happening here in Revelation that reflects the warning given in Deuteronomy (and all through Scripture actually) about false worship? Hint: The Three Angels Message and the Triumph of the Gospel Over Legalism Part 1. Part 2.
Apply: How does your behavior express your faith or lack thereof?
Share: your cousin tells you she wants to choose life, but wants to know how to know if she has eternal life. What do you share with your cousin? Hint: The Plan of Salvation,