13: Israel in Egypt-Sabbath School lesson Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: Even though Israel living in Egypt contrasts with the hope of the promised land, Joseph points to another place where God will bring them to the land sworn to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
June 25, 2022

1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 47:23-26.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. What spiritual truths and principles can we kind in Israel leaving the land of promise for Egypt?
  3. Personal Application: What obligations does our faith place upon us in how we treat others? Share your thoughts..
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “Why should we pay taxes if the government isn’t using our money correctly? Why should we pay tithe if the church isn’t using our money correctly?’” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Genesis 48:16-20..

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. Why did Jacob bless Joseph’s two sons here, and not his other grandsons?
  3. Personal Application: How have we ourselves received the blessings of Israel? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “Why did Israel mention the angel that redeemed him from all evil as the one to bless Joseph’s children? Who was this angel? Was Israel a prophet in predicting the history of the two sons by placing his right hand on the younger son?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Genesis Genesis 49:1-28.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What prophecy is given here, and why is it important?
  3. Personal Application: What involvement have you had in the future of your children and understanding of their character traits? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “What is the significance of Jacob blessing each one of his sons in a different way?” How would you respond to your relative?

4. Have a volunteer read Genesis 49:29-50:21.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. Why did it matter to Joseph where he was buried after he died?
  3. Personal Application: With families being scattered all over the country and world, does it matter to you where you are buried when you die? 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).

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).

6: Jesus, the Faithful Priest – Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: Hebrews Chapters 5-7 provide a close explanation of Jesus’ priesthood, its characteristics and implications for God’s relationship with believers.
February 5, 2022

1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 5:1-10.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. What is the role of the priesthood and how does Jesus fulfill that role?
  3. Personal Application: If we are His royal priesthood, what should our relationship be with other people? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “Why do we need someone arguing on our behalf? Jesus died for our sins and everything ended at the cross with the ultimate sacrifice/ Nothing else was needed.” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 7:11-16.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. Why was there a need to change the Levitical law?
  3. Personal Application: Why couldn’t the animal sacrifices truly pay for our sins? Why could only the death of Jesus pay for them? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “Is there ever a place in our spiritual journey when we need to be accountable to a third party beside God for our progress or regression?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 7:16,22.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. On what basis did Jesus become a priest?
  3. Personal Application: What does it mean to you that Jesus argues on our behalf?? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “If Jesus was a human being like us, how could He never sin? What do you think His life and interactions was like and how does it compare with yours?” How would you respond to your relative?

4. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 7:1-3.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. Who was Melchizedek and how did he prefigure Jesus?
  3. Personal Application: Should Christians have a place for a spiritual authority to hold them accountable, as Paul held the Corinthians accountable? 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).

4: Jesus, Our Faithful Brother – Sabbath School Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: In Hebrews 1, Jesus is the Divine Lord, Creator, Sustainer, and Sovereign. In Hebrews 2, Jesus is the human High Priest, merciful and faithful.
January 22, 2022

1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 2:14-16Leviticus 25:25-27.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. Who could redeem a person who had lost his property or his liberty because of poverty?
  3. Personal Application: What are some ways you can learn to experience more deeply the reality of how close Christ can be to you? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “Why is it so important to believe Jesus came in human flesh like us to redeem us? Why can’t people believe Jesus came as God to be like us in the same nature? How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 11:24-26..

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. In what ways do Moses’ decisions exemplify what Jesus did for us?
  3. Personal Application: What comfort and hope does it give you to know that Jesus has endured all that we are called to endure? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “Why couldn’t Moses have had it all? Couldn’t he become Pharoah and let everyone in Egypt know and worship the true God? Shouldn’t Christians today try to get in positions of power in education, business, and politics to influence society in all aspects?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 2:10,17,185:8,9.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What was the functioning of suffering in Jesus life?
  3. Personal Application: How can we learn to endure the tragedies of life while drawing hope and assurance from the Lord? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “Are we supposed to think of suffering as something good? Are we supposed to believe that even if we suffer, something good will come out of it? I can’t see any reason to be happy in any kind of suffering: mental, economic, physical, social, or spiritual.” How would you respond to your relative?

4. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 12:1-4.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. According to Paul, how should we run the race of the Christian life?
  3. Personal Application: What is the most important choice you ned to make, and how can you be sure it does reveal trust in God? Share your thoughts.
    (Note: This is not a statement of the nature of Christ, but a statement of His role in the plan of salvation. John 3:16)
  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).

1: The Letter to the Hebrews-Sabbath School Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: Paul challenged the Hebrews and us to persevere in faith in Jesus and fix their eyes upon Him in the heavenly sanctuary.
January 1, 2022

1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 10:32-34

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. What was the experience of the audience of Hebrews after their conversion?
  3. Personal Application: What is your story of conversion? In what ways have you been confirmed in your faith in Jesus as your Savior and Lord? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “How much suffering do we experience for the sake of Christ, and how much do we bring upon ourselves by our wrong choices?” How would you respond to your friend?

2. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 13:1-9.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. What were some of the challenges the believers were facing?
  3. Personal Application: How do you keep a positive attitude in the face of being weary and tired and oppressed? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “Is it possible to be different because of our Christian commitment; and yet not be accused of separation from and disregard for others?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 5:11-6:3.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What did Paul suggest believers do?
  3. Personal Application: What things are we doing to encourage, lift up, and support one another in the tough times we face today? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “I see a lot of people get discouraged and leave church because of suffering and maybe a perception that nobody cares. How do we keep ourselves and other from drifting away? ” How would you respond to your relative?

4. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 9:26-28.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. Why is it important that we believe and live like we are living in the last days?
  3. Personal Application: In what way can we say all people have lived in the last days? 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).

6: For What Nation Is There So Great? – Sabbath School Teaching Plan

6: For What Nation Is There So Great? – Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: Israel got into trouble when they ignored certain aspects of the law, but also adding to it by bringing in practices not specified in the law.
November 6, 2021

1. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 4:1,2.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. Why did God give them the statutes and judgments right away?
  3. Personal Application: Even though we wouldn’t take someone’s clothes for surety for debt today, is there a principle that still applies to us? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “Weren’t the statutes and judgments part of the law and Moses that was nailed to the cros and not applicable to us today?” How would you respond to your friend?

2. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 4:4..

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. Who were the “all” that were still alive before Moses that he referred to?
  3. Personal Application: What shows the difference between those who fell into sin, and those who didn’t? How can we keep ourselves in the right group? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “The New Testament says all Israel shall be saved. Does this mean all Jews shall be saved? All Christians will be saved? Or is this referring to something else?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 4:5-9.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. Why did the Lord say to Israel what He did here?
  3. Personal Application: Do you feel like God has given you a special calling? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “Do you think the Lord has blessed America because it has made its laws based on Biblical principles and the Ten Commandments? Can God continue to bless if we change or pervert or turn away from those principles?“ How would you respond to your relative?

4. Have a volunteer read Matthew 15:1-9.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. How does this connect to not adding to or subtracting from God’s statutes and judgments?
  3. Personal Application: How do we today add to or take away from the word and get stuck in traditions that lead us away from God’s commands? 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).

4: To Love the Lord Your God – Sabbath School Teaching Plan

4: To Love the Lord Your God – Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: In the heart of the Hebrew Schema is the statement, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and strength.
October 23, 2021

1. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 10:12Ephesians 2:1-10..

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. How are we supposed to love and fear God at the same time? How does this make sense?
  3. Personal Application: For what reason should we be telling people to “fear God” today in preparation for His coming? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “If God is love, no one should fear Him. There is no reason to be afraid of God anymore than if we believed that He doesn’t exist.” How would you respond to your friend?

2. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 4:377:7,8,1310:15..

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
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  3. Personal Application: What reasons do we have for wanting to love God in our hearts and minds? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “Many religions teach about a god orgods that have human characteristics of love, hate, jealousy, and indifference. How is God any different than those perpetuated by other religions?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 5:107:910:12,13..

  1. a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
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  3. Personal Application: Should we obey God to avoid punishment? What if we don’t want to obey God? What are your motives for obedience? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “Oh, I love God, and I love my family. I tell them that all the time. But I don’t want the church or my family infringing on my time or trying to tell me what to do. I want to live my life to please me, and not to serve or wait on others.“ How would you respond to your relative?

4. Have a volunteer read Mark 12:28-30..

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. Why is obedience and love so intricately tied together? Does obedience bring love, or does love bring obedience?
  3. Personal Application: How can you love God when you have never seen Him personally? How can you love the invisible, the untouchable, the intangible? 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).

3: The Everlasting Covenant-Sabbath School Teaching Plan

3: The Everlasting Covenant – Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: All through the Bible the covenant and the gospel appear together. The central truth of the covenant was the gospel: salvation by faith.
October 16, 2021

1. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 9:527.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. What do these verses tell us about the covenant promises made?
  3. Personal Application: Since we are saved by grace through faith, what role does the law play in our lives today? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “Does God overlook and excuse our sins because we have accepted Him as our Savior and become His children? Did He excuse and overlook Israel’s sins in the desert?” How would you respond to your friend?

2. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 5:1-7.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What shows how central the idea of the covenant is to the book of Deuteronomy?
  3. Personal Application: Do we look at this covenant as pertaining to us as Israel today? How different is this covenant from the new covenant in Hebrews 8:10 and 10:16? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “Why did Moses say that the covenant was not with their fathers, but with them, and they are here today? How do I make sense out of this verse?“ How would you respond to your relative?

3. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 26:16-19.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. How is the covenant relationship between God and Israel summed up?
  3. Personal Application: Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “What does it mean that God wanted Israel to be a holy people? Can anyone ever really be holy? Keeping God’s commandments even from a heart of love is impossible for sinful beings. So what is God’s expectation for holiness?” How would you respond to your friend?

4. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 8:514:132:6.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What kind of imagery here reflects the kind of relationship God wants for His people?
  3. Personal Application: How do you look at God? What kind of relationship do you have with Him??” 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).

2: Moses’ History Lesson-Sabbath School Teaching Plan

2: Moses’ History Lesson – Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: Just as Israel was to enter the promised land, Moses gave them a history lesson, remember what the Lord has done for you in the past. This should also mean something to us as we prepare to enter the promised land.
October 9, 2021

1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 32:29-32.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. What does this show about the character of Moses and why God was able to use him?
  3. Personal Application: Most people want to be leaders in concern for themselves, while God picked a leader who was concerned for others above himself. Do you see this kind of leadership in your church? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “Why would Moses risk his own eternal life for the Israelites who had rebelled against him, accused him, didn’t listen to him, and constantly complained about his leadership?” How would you respond to your friend?

2. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 1:9-11.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What is significant about the fact that this is mentioned as the fortieth year?
  3. Personal Application: Why would Moses want Israel to multiply so much when he just said that they were too much for him to handle? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “How can you be so sure of the prophecies you mention that are supposed to happen in the future?.“ How would you respond to your relative?

3. Have a volunteer read Numbers 14:11-20.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. What reasoning did Moses use in interceding for the people with God?
  3. Personal Application: How are we to bring about the manifold wisdom of God to the world? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “Why did God put up with the Israelites in the wilderness? Why didn’t He just destroy them all and start over like He did at the flood?” How would you respond to your friend?

4. Have a volunteer read Genesis 15:1-16.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. How do we understand God’ purpose in destroying whole cities including men, women, and children in Israel’s march across the area?
  3. Personal Application: How do you respond to someone who says that God is love and He doesn’t destroy anyone?” 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).

13: The Ultimate Rest-Sabbath School Teaching Plan

13: The Ultimate Rest – Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: No matter our present situation, what trials we are facing; if we dwell upon God: His goodness, love, and sacrifice; we can rejoice in Him and have peace for our weary souls.
September 25, 2021

1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 24:4-823-31..

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. What will Jesus coming be like? How can we avoid being deceived?
  3. Personal Application: Can we discern between what the Bible says and what we see before us as to what is true? How can we help others understand the difference? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “What does it mean to endure to the end? I thought once we received Christ, He would see us through the hard times. What do I have to do to endure?” How would you respond to your friend?

2. Have a volunteer read Revelation 14:6-14.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. What is being taught here? Why is it so important and urgent?
  3. Personal Application: What elements of the everlasting gospel, or present truth, have most Christians missed that would help them see Christ’s rest more clearly? Are these elements important for salvation? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “Why does it say that those who receive the mark of the beast, worship the beast, and receive his number have no rest day nor night? Does this mean they can’t sleep? They have no peace in their hearts? If we believe in Jesus, He promises us peace.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 11:13-16.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What great promise ius found in this passage?
  3. Personal Application: What Scriptures would you use to show someone that death is a sleep, and that the dead are resting in the grace until Jesus comes the second time? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “My dad is resting in Jesus now. He is in heaven and enjoying the company of angels and those who have gone before him. He came to me in the night to let me know he was happy and fine in heaven.“ How would you respond to your relative?

4. Have a volunteer read Philippians 4:4-6.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What is Paul saying about how to have true rest and peace in this painful world?
  3. Personal Application: What is our role and goal in bringing peace and harmony to people living in this world of sin and strife? Can we compromise our message to bring peace?” 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).