Sunday School Teacher Helps

Explore the Bible Teacher Helps

2007-08

These helps are provided as a service of Founders Ministries to teachers who use the LifeWay Explore the Bible Sunday School curriculum. They are written by Dr. Sam Tullock, a professor in the History Department at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas, and a lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Matthew | Genesis 1-27 | Genesis 28-50 | Acts


MATTHEW: ANSWERS TO IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

Unit 1: Who Is Jesus?

September 02: God's Unique Son (Matthew 1:18-25; 2:1-3,7-11)
September 09: God's Sinless Son (Matthew 3:13-17; 4:1-11)

Unit 2: How Should Christians Behave?

September 16: Strive for Godly Perfection (Matthew 5:20-26,38-48)
September 23: Always Trust Christ (Matthew 8:1-3,23-27; 9:1-8)
September 30: Take Part in Missions (Matthew 9:35-38; 10:5-14,26-31)
October 07: Watch Your Words (Matthew 12:22-37)
October 14: Be Patient with Others (Matthew 13:24-30,36-43)
October 21: Practice Genuine Purity (Matthew 15:1-20)

Unit 3: What Should a Church Be?

October 28: Centered on Christ (Matthew 16:13-28)
November 04: A Caring Community (Matthew 18:6-7,10-22)
November 11: A Place for All (Matthew 19:1-15)
November 18: Involved in Ministry (Matthew 25:31-46)
November 25: On Mission (Matthew 27:35-37,45-50; 28:5-10,18-20)

GENESIS 1-27: FOUNDATIONS FOR UNDERSTANDING LIFE'S MEANING

Unit 1: Divine Creation and Human Corruption

December 02: Affirm God's Good Plan (Genesis 1:26-28,31; 2:15-18,21-25)
December 09: Admit Your Sin Problem (Genesis 3:1-13,22-23)
December 16: Aspire to Walk with God (Genesis 6:9-18,22)
December 23: Accept God's Promised Savior (John 1:1-18)

Unit 2: Divine Grace and Human Opportunity

December 30: God Offers New Opportunities (Genesis 8:15-17,20-22; 9:1-3,8-13)
January 06: God's Purposes Trump Human Pride (Genesis 11:1-9,27-32)
January 13: God Allows Us to Choose (Genesis 12:1-9; 13:8-13)
January 20: God Wants Us to Value Everyone (Genesis 1:27; 9:6; Matt. 5:21-22; 22:36-40; Mark 10:46-52)

Unit 3: Divine Purpose and Human Response

January 27: Do You Trust the Lord's Promises? (Genesis 15:1-6; 16:1-3; 17:1-2,17-19)
February 03: Do You Care About Others? (Genesis 18:20-26; 19:12-16)
February 10: Do You Obey in Faith? (Genesis 22:1-6,9-18)
February 17: Do You Seek the Lord's Guidance (Genesis 24:34-48)
February 24: Do You Help or Exploit? (Genesis 25:29-34; 27:6-8,15-19,34-36)

GENESIS 28-50: FOUNDATIONS FOR FAITH

Unit 1: Growth of Faith

March 02: Responding to God with Faith (Genesis 28:1-2,10-22)
March 09: Learning About God's Faithfulness (Genesis 29:16-17,21-23,26-27; 31:1-3,38-42)
March 16: Growing Spiritually Through Crises (Genesis 32:6-12,24-31)
March 23: Celebrating Easter's Significance (John 20:1-9,15-18; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6,20-22)
March 30: Renewing Commitment (Genesis 34:30-31; 35:1-7,9-12,14-15)

Unit 2: Practice of Faith

April 06: When Others Hate You (Genesis 37:2b-11,17-20,28)
April 13: When Tempted to Sin (Genesis 39:1-4,6b-15,19-20)
April 20: When All Hope Seems Lost (Genesis 39:21; 40:2-3,5-15,20-23)
April 27: When Presented with Challenging Tasks (Genesis 41:1a,12-13,15-16,28-30,32-40)

Unit 3: Tasks of Faith

May 04: Acknowledge Broken Relationships (Genesis 42:6-7,9,13-24a)
May 11: Work Toward Reconciliation (Genesis 44:1-2,32-34; 45:1-9,14-15)
May 18: Make Major Life Adjustments (Genesis 46:1-7,28-30; 47:7-12)
May 25: Remain Faithful (Genesis 48:3-6; 49:8-10; 50:15-21)

ACTS: GOING INTO THE WORLD

Unit 1: Power to Go

June 01: Empowered to Witness (Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-6,37-41)
June 08: Empowered to Help (Acts 4:5-10,12-13,18-20,31-35)

Unit 2: People Who Go

June 15: Stephen: Boldness (Acts 6:8-15; 7:51-60)
June 22: Philip: Consistency (Acts 8:4-13,29-31,35-38)
June 29: Paul: Total Commitment (Acts 9:15-22,26-30)
July 06: Peter: Openness (Acts 11:4-18)
July 13: Barnabas: Encouragement (Acts 11:19-30)

Unit 3: Places We Go

July 20: Galatia: Facing Troubles (Acts 14:1-4,11-15a,18-23)
July 27: Jerusalem: Facing Conflict (Acts 15:1-2,6-15,22-23a,27-28)
August 03: Athens: Facing Questions (Acts 17:16-19,22-31)
August 10: Ephesus: Facing Religious People (Acts 18:24-28; 19:1-10)
August 17: Jerusalem: Facing Criticism (Acts 21:17-29,39)
August 24: Caesarea: Facing Secular People (Acts 24:22-26; 26:22-31)
August 31: Rome: Facing Limitations (Acts 28:16-25,28-31)
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