5: All Nations and Babel – Sabbath School Teaching Plan


5: All Nations and Babel – Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: The curse of Ham and the curse of the confused nations at the tower of Babel will eventually be turned into a blessing for the nations.
April 30, 2022

1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 9:18-27.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. What message do you see in this story for us today?
  3. Personal Application: What does Noah getting drunk tell us about how flawed humans really are and why we need God’s grace at all times in our lives? Share your thoughts..
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “Why is there so much emphasis on genealogy in the Bible? Is there a reason for this?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Genesis 11:1-4.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. Why were the people of earth so keen to achieve unity?
  3. Personal Application: Do you see more unity among people outside the church or inside the church? Does unity involve compromise? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “Why do people always try to twist the words of God to fit their ideas and lifestyle? When people are faced with pure truth and facts from the Bible, they say that it doesn’t apply to us today or its not relevant. Instead of adjusting to the Bible, they try to fit the Bible to them, or they ignore it altogether.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Genesis 1:5-7 ; Psalm 139:7-12..

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. Why did God come down to the earth here? What event motivated His reaction?
  3. Personal Application: In what ways do people make a towel of Babel today in trying to bring honor and glory to themselves? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “I wonder if God is concerned with our scientists cloning life in the laboratory, seeking to make life and alter genetic material, trying to manipulate the weather, and promoting ideas of life as evolutionary rather than created? Where does He draw the line to “come down” and do something about it?” How would you respond to your relative?

4. Have a volunteer read Genesis 11:8,9 ; 9:1..

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. How is God’s act of dispersing the people a redemptive one?
  3. Personal Application: Why must we be careful in making a name for ourselves? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

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