4: The Old Testament Hope-Sabbath School Lesson Teaching Plan

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Prepared by William Earnhardt for Sabbath School class, Sabbath October 22, 2022.

Main Theme: The Old and New Testaments both celebrate the hope of the resurrection. If God created us out of nothing the first time, He can create us out of nothing again when He resurrects us.

Read in Class: Job 19:25-27. Discuss the main idea of this passage.

Study: under what circumstances was Job expecting to see God, and when?

Apply: What kind of faith do we need to trust God when things aren’t going our way?

Share: Your friend asks, “How did Job know about a Redeemer when Jesus had not even been born yet?” What do you tell your friend?

Read in Class: Psalm 49:11-15. Discuss the key thought of this passage.

Study: In what ways have you seen the folly of those who trust in their wealth and accomplishments?

Apply:  How do you know that God is going to redeem you from the power of the grave? 

Share: Your friend says, “Shouldn’t we all work hard for financial security? Is it wrong to work hard to be rich?” What do you tell your friend?

Read in Class: Isaiah 26:14,19. What is the main idea of these passages?

Study:  What is the contrast between those who will perish forever and those that receive eternal life?

Apply: How do you want to be remembered, and by whom? 

Share: Your friend asks, “Where the people in Old Testament times saved by keeping the law or by grace?” What do you tell your friend?

Read in Class: Daniel 12:1-2. Discuss the main idea of this passage.

Study: What does Michael standing up have to do with the resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust?

Apply: Do you want to live to see Jesus coming or sleep in the dust until the resurrection? What factors might be involved? 

Share: Can you think of someone who needs to hear the message in this week’s lesson? Can you share it with them this week?

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