8: Covenant Law-Sabbath School Teaching Plan

8: Covenant Law – Teaching Plan

Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: God’s law was an integral part of the covenant. Law is a means by which grace is manifested and expressed in the lives of those who receive grace.
May 22, 2021

1. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 4:13.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. How closely is God’s covenant linked to His law?
  3. Personal Application: Can you have a love relationship with someone without any rules to guide you? Why or why not? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “If the Old Covenant is linked to the Ten Commandments, then the New Covenant destroyed the need for obedience to the Ten Commandments. The New Covenant is based on grace, not law.” How would you respond to your friend?

2. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 10:12,13.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. Why is the law- teaching and instruction – good for us and our children and society?
  3. Personal Application: What kind of laws or rules do you have in your household that make sense to you and help keep it running smoothly? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: “I see rules and laws as being restrictive to my freedom and ability to have independent thought and action. I want to choose my own boundaries. I can’t see how that can hurt anyone.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Malachi 3:6James 1:17Amos 3:3..

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What does the presence of God’s law in the covenant relationship teach us about God’s essential nature?
  3. Personal Application: In what ways are marriage vows between a husband and wife similar to the covenant between God and His people? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “If the law can’t save us from sin, why is it part of the agreement between God and men?“ How would you respond to your relative?

4. Have a volunteer read Deuteronomy 5:33..

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. How do blessings and obedience relate to each other here? Does obedience earn blessings?
  3. Personal Application: Is it possible that we run the risk of making ourselves ineffective because we do not uphold the law and make it honorable?” 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).