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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Samaritan Woman -- John 4:1-42

The story of the Samaritan woman is a good lesson in how different things will be after Jesus offers himself for a sacrifice. Before, Jews didn't talk to Samaritans. Jesus broke that rule and not only talked to a Samaritan but a Samaritan woman. He not only talked to her but he spent two days there with Samaritans. Jesus also came right out and said that He was the messiah.

To start this lesson, we will review a little about Abraham and the promises God gave him in Gen 12 and his descendants -- Isaac and Jacob. We'll also review the break up of the kingdom at the time of Rehoboam and Jeroboam. Then, we'll discuss what a Samaritan is and why the Jews had such a hatred for them.

Lesson Plan:

Stations: As students come to class have them begin working in the stations.

Memory Work: Review NT books (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians). Begin looking at Apostles in preparation for Wednesday evenings lesson.

Review: Review last week's lesson.

Lesson: We'll read from John 4 for today's lesson.

More memory work: If time is available, review All the memory passages we've worked on so far.

More Time In Stations.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Nicodemus and Jesus -- John 3:1-21

Tonight's lesson is about Nicodemus. He had a discussion with Jesus about the new birth. Jesus said he had to be born again. Nicodemus didn't understand how that could be possible. He was obviously thinking about the physical birth of a baby. Jesus was talking about the spiritual birth through water and the spirit.

During class we will discuss who Nicodemus was and what a pharisee was. I believe this is the first time that title -- Pharisee -- has come up. We will be hearing it a lot in the coming weeks. We will also discuss what baptism is and how we are born again when we are baptized.

Lesson Plan:

Stations: As students come to class have them begin working in the stations.

Memory Work: Review NT books (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians). Review Beatitudes and Wise/Foolish Man. Also begin review of the Light passage from Matthew 5.

Review: Review last week's lesson about Jesus' first miracle.

Lesson: We'll read from John 3 for tonight's lesson.

More memory work: If time is available, review the Salt passage and introduce the light passage.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jesus' First Miracles -- John 2

Wednesday evening we studied about Jesus' ministry beginning (Matthew 4:12-17; Mark 1:14, 15; Luke 4:14-22). We spent time reviewing the temptations and then read all 3 passages and briefly discussed them. We spent time at the stations. My first student was able to recite his first memory passage (Wise/Foolish Man). Hopefully this will spur the other students on to get their first passage memorized.

This morning's lesson is on Jesus' first miracles. It is found in John 2. Several of the previous lessons have been new information for the students. This one will definitely not be new. We studied the 7 miracles of John in a VBS a couple of years ago. The students that attended will be very familiar with this miracle. I'll give Bettye Locklair a plug here. She wrote 2 great songs to go along with this story. Click here to hear them: Jesus Turned The Water Into Wine and This Beginning Of Miracles.



Lesson Plan:

Stations: As students come to class have them begin working in the stations.

Memory Work: Review NT books (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans). Add 1 Corinthians today. Review Beatitudes and Wise/Foolish Man.

Review: Review last week's lesson about Jesus' Ministry Begins

Lesson: We'll read from John 2 for today's lesson.

More memory work: If time is available, review the Salt passage and introduce the light passage.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Jesus is Tempted -- Matt 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13

We are in week 6 of our 13 quarter week. That means we're nearly half way through. Today we will talk about Jesus being tempted.




Lesson Plan:

Stations: As students come to class have them begin working in the stations.

Memory Work: Review NT books (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts). Add Romans today. Review Beatitudes.

Review: Review last week's lesson about Jesus being baptized.

Lesson: We'll read from Luke for today's lesson.

More memory work: If time is available, review the Salt passage and introduce the light passage.