11: Longing for More-Sabbath School Teaching Plan

11: Longing For More – Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: The weekly Sabbath is a symbol or model of the heavenly rest Jesus will give us.
.September 11, 2021

1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 4:4-7.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. What is the remaining promise of entering His rest referring to?
  3. Personal Application: What was the problem with the people referred to in this passage? How can we learn not to get caught up in the same problem? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “Why didn’t the Israelites enter into God’s rest? How can we not make the same mistake? What does it mean to have unbelief?” How would you respond to your friend?

2. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 4:8-11.

  1. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
    b. What is the link between not entering rest and disobedience?
    c. Personal Application: How do we harden our hearts today? Is hardening our hearts a form of disobedience? Share your thoughts
    d. Case Study: One of your friends states, “I don’t think Jesus can forgive my sins. He can’t change my heart; I think there is no hope for me.”?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:26-29.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What are the characteristics of God’s post-cross covenant people?
  3. Personal Application: Do we tend to major in minors too often? How can we keep our focus on the big picture and not get lost in the trees of the forest? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “Can we be reconciled to God if we are not reconciled to each other? Is there any place for hatred, prejudice, or racism in God’s kingdom or in His church on earth?“ How would you respond to your relative?

4. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 10:1-11.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What examples do we have from the Israelites in the desert? What makes you think we wouldn’t have acted the same way? Why or why not?
  3. Personal Application: How do we focus on the heavenly, when we are deluged with the earthly daily struggles and worries of living? How can we increase our faith?” 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).