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Bible study lesson plans that I have prepared and will teach
from. The teaching style used is an interactive or discussion
style. The lesson poses questions which guide the learners to
determine what the Scriptures say, what they mean, and then how
it should be changing their lives. PowerPoint slides are
available which are designed to visually display the scripture
passages and the discussion questions. These are free Sunday
School Lessons which you may download and use as is or use as a
resource to help you in your teaching ministry.
Each lesson begins with a
"Motivation" or "Hook" section. This is a
question which is usually of the "brain storming"
variety. Its purpose is to get learners thinking along the line
of the lesson topic and to raise interest in the subject. This
section is followed by a "transition" which brings
together the motivation question and announces exactly what the lesson covers.
The Bible Study portion proceeds
through each of the three or four scripture passages. I am a firm
believer that when a Bible lesson is taught or preached,
listener/learners should be looking at three things; what the
Bible says, what it means, and how will they live differently as
a result of the Truth encountered.
These elements are stressed in
the "Let's Teach" online course.
· The "Book"
· The "Look"
· The "Took"
To that end, I like to use
questions which lead the learner through those three steps. You
will notice that for each question stated, a series of possible
answers are given in the lesson. Lawyers know that you should
never ask a question in court for which you do not know the answer and the same thing
applies in this context. The teacher should give some thought to
the kinds of answers he/she is expecting ... all for the purpose
of directing the thinking of the learners.
Generally the teacher
should accept (just about) any answer learners give. Sometimes
hints or guidance can be given as to the direction you are taking
them. My classes often accuse me of giving them "Guess what
the teacher is thinking" questions -- usually they are
right. That's when I give the hints or maybe even end up giving
them my answer
Occasionally a two column
table is part of the answers. This is usually a
contrast/comparison exercise. Use your judgment as to when it is
helpful to record answers to questions on a chalkboard or
whiteboard or overhead projector transparency.
The last portion of the lesson is
applications. These are specific actions which learners might be
expected to take as a result of applying that Sunday's lesson.
Comments on Preparation
I believe that both cheap hand
guns and Bible study lessons which are "Saturday Night
Specials" tend to blow up in your face. A lesson is intended
to communicate Spiritual principles and concepts to learners. It
takes time for these to become absorbed and correctly arranged in
the mind and heart of the teacher who will facilitate that communication.
Thus, I feel that I must read
multiple resources in small increments starting on Monday or
Tuesday. Then when I sit down at the computer to put together the
lesson at the end of the week, I have a much better idea of what
the lesson entails. If you find these lessons useful, I believe
you will be most effective if you spend a little time each day
reading and studying the background material provided for
Online Teacher Mentoring Class -- Let's
Other Excellent Resources
Josh Hunt web site -- over
3000 similar discussion type lessons
Ronnie Hilliard's Lifeway Bible Studies for Life
Ronnie has recently informed us that he is
retiring from teaching due to “getting up there in age” and
eyesight problems. He has taken down his website
as of 1/2016.
We will all miss his contributions to good Bible teaching.
Lifeway Extra-Lesson Helps for
Explore the Bible and Family Bible Study Curriculum
Crosswalk-Bible Study Helps
Bible Gateway-Bible Study Helps
Bible Teaching Notes-Lesson Helps
eBibleTeacher.com Lots of
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