8: Choose Life – Sabbath School Teaching Plan

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Sabbath School Teaching Plan prepared by William Earnhardt for Sabbath, November 20.

Main Theme: God wants us all to live but gives us the choice of choosing life or death.

Read Together, Deuteronomy 30:1-20. Discuss the main idea of this passage.

Study: According to this passage what brings life and blessings? What brings death and curses?

Apply: How have you seen or experienced the results of obedience or disobedience today?

Share: A friend tells you that we now have life trough grace and obedience to the law is no longer necessary. How do you respond to your friend? Hint: Matthew 19:17.

Read Together Deuteronomy 4:19. Discuss the main idea of this passage.

Study: How would worshiping the sun or moon be choosing death?

Apply: What things or people do people worship today? How is worshiping those things rejecting life and choosing death?

Share: Your child asks you what is the difference between admiring God’s creation and worshiping God’s creation? How do you answer your child?

Read Together Romans 6:23 and 1 John 5:12. Discuss the common thread of both passages.

Study: What is the opposite of life? Eternity in hell or death? See John 3:16. See also Punishment fo the Wicked in Light of the Cross.

Apply: A recent Newsweek article claims every time we drink a cola it takes 12 minutes off our life. In what subtle ways might we be choosing death or life in our every day choices?

Share: A friend asks, “how do I know if I have the Son?” How do you answer?

Read Together Revelation 14:6-12. Discuss the main idea of this passage.

Study: What is happening here in Revelation that reflects the warning given in Deuteronomy (and all through Scripture actually) about false worship? Hint: The Three Angels Message and the Triumph of the Gospel Over Legalism Part 1. Part 2.

Apply: How does your behavior express your faith or lack thereof?

Share: your cousin tells you she wants to choose life, but wants to know how to know if she has eternal life. What do you share with your cousin? Hint: The Plan of Salvation,