Sunday School Teacher Helps

Explore the Bible Teacher Helps

2008-09

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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1, 2 Samuel | 1, 2 Thessalonians | Isaiah, Micah | Galatians, James


1, 2 SAMUEL (1 CHRON.): FINDING STABILITY IN A TURBULENT WORLD

Unit 1: Source of Stability

September 07 Declaring the Lord's Grace (1 Samuel 1:1-2:11)
September 14 Serving the Lord Faithfully (1 Samuel 2:12-4:1a)
September 21 Trusting in the Lord Alone (1 Samuel 4:1b-7:17)

Unit 2: Building Blocks of Stability

September 28 Seek God's Guidance (1 Samuel 8:1-12:25)
October 05 Carry Out God-Given Instructions (1 Samuel 13:1-15:35)
October 12 Embrace God's Perspective (1 Samuel 16:1-17:58)
October 19 Cultivate Godly Friendships (1 Samuel 18:1-23:18)
October 26 Conform to God's Agenda (1 Samuel 24:1-31:13)

Unit 3: Demonstrations of Stability

November 02 When Responding to Loss (2 Samuel 1:1-4:12)
November 09 When Assessing One's Lifework (2 Samuel 5:1-8:18)
November 16 When Tangled in Sin (2 Samuel 9:1-12:31)
November 23 When Family Bonds Shatter (2 Samuel 13:1-20:26)
November 30 When Considering Life and Death (2 Samuel 21:1-24:25)

1, 2 THESSALONIANS: GOOD WORDS FOR GROWING CHRISTIANS

Unit 1: Remember Where You Were

December 07 When You Started Out (1 Thessalonians 1:1-10)
December 14 When Others Helped You (1 Thessalonians 2:1-16)
December 21 For Christmas (Luke 1:26-56)
December 28 When Others Cared for You (1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13)

Unit 2: Consider Where You Are Going

January 04 What Is Your Goal in Life? (1 Thessalonians 4:1-12)
January 11 What Hope Do You Have? (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
January 18 Whose Life Is Important? (Exodus 20:13; 21:22-25; 22:21-24; Deut. 24:19; Matt. 5:21-22; Luke 20:47)
January 25 Are You Ready? (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)
February 01 Do You Get Along with Others? (1 Thessalonians 5:12-28)

Unit 3: Be Aware God Is in Charge

February 08 You Can Feel Safe (2 Thessalonians 1:1-12)
February 15 You Can Stay Calm (2 Thessalonians 2:1-17)
February 22 You Can Keep at It (2 Thessalonians 3:1-18)

ISAIAH, MICAH: LIVE FOR GOD TODAY

Unit 1: Maintain Spiritual Health

March 01 Meet Divine Expectations (Isaiah 1:1-5:30)
March 08 Honor the Lord (Isaiah 6:1-13)
March 15 Act on Revealed Truth (Isaiah 7:1-23:18)
March 22 Follow the Lord's Will (Isaiah 24:1-35:10)
March 29 Stay Spiritually Alert (Isaiah 36:1-39:8)

Unit 2: Affirm Spiritual Certainties

April 05 The Sacrifice Is Sufficient (Isaiah 49:1-53:12)
April 12 The Lord Is Alive (Matthew 27:62-28:20)
April 19 The Lord Is at Work (Isaiah 40:1-48:22)
April 26 The Kingdom Is Expanding (Isaiah 54:1-17)
May 03 The Invitation Is Inclusive (Isaiah 55:1-66:24)

Unit 3: Choose Spiritual Paths

May 10 Rebellion: A Path to Ruin (Micah 1:1-2:13)
May 17 Corruption: A Path to Nowhere (Micah 3:1-12)
May 24 Hope: A Path to Fulfillment (Micah 4:1-6:16)
May 31 Commitment: A Path to Excellence (Micah 7:1-20)

GALATIANS, JAMES: A WALK TO REMEMBER

Unit 1: Walking in Truth

June 07 Talking About the Gospel (Galatians 1:1-2:10)
June 14 Receiving the Gospel (Galatians 2:11-3:25)
June 21 Living by the Gospel (Galatians 3:26-4:31)

Unit 2: Walking in Freedom

June 28 Claim Your Freedom (Galatians 5:1-15)
July 05 Follow the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-26)
July 12 Be Responsible (Galatians 6:1-18)

Unit 3: Walking Everyday

July 19 When Common Sense Isn't Enough (James 1:1-18)
July 26 How Genuine Are You? (James 1:19-27)
August 02 Let's Be Fair About It (James 2:1-13)
August 09 Show Me Your Faith (James 2:14-26)
August 16 How to Sail Through Life (James 3:1-18)
August 23 Who Is Your Best Friend (James 4:1-17)
August 30 How to Live with Confidence (James 5:1-20)

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The Christian and the Law

Issue 91

Winter 2013

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Editorial Introduction: The Christian and the Law
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On the Right Use of the Law
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The Saint and the Law
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