Explore the Bible Teacher Helps

FALL 2003
Giving Thanks to God: Philippians, Colossians, Philemon

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 Mike Calvert, PhD Candidate at Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana

Outlines are scheduled to be available each week by Wednesday afternoon before the corresponding Sunday.

UNIT 1: Thanking God for the Church (Phil. 1:1–4:23; Philem. 1-25)

Sept. 7: Gospel Partners (Phil. 1:1-18a)
Sept. 14: Mutual Encouragers (Phil. 1:18b-30)
Sept. 21: Like-Minded Believers (Phil. 2:1-11)
Sept. 28: Christian Behavior (Phil. 2:12-30)
Oct. 5: Faithful Service (Phil. 3)
Oct. 12: Caring Friends (Phil. 4)
Oct. 19: Christian Peers (Philem.)
UNIT 2: Thanking God for Christ (Col. 1:1–4:18)
Oct. 26: Transformation (Col. 1:1-14)*
Nov. 2: Reconciliation (Col. 1:15-23)
Nov. 9: Revelation (Col. 1:24–2:5)
Nov. 16: Freedom (Col. 2:6-23)
Nov. 23: Holy Living (Col. 3:1-17)
Nov. 30: Responsibilities (Col. 3:18–4:18)

Jonah: Missionary Mandate
Dec. 7: Responding to God’s Call (Jonah 1:1–2:9)
Dec. 14: Taking Seriously God’s Message (Jonah 2:10–3:10)*
Dec. 21: Rejoicing in the Savior’s Birth (Matt. 1:1-25)**
Dec. 28: Understanding God’s Compassion (Jonah 4:1-11)

* Evangelistic Lesson
**Christmas Lesson
Related Links

LifeWay: Teacher -- EXTRA

Spurgeon Sermons on:

Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible:

Founders Journal

Reformation and Missions

Issue 52

Spring 2003


[Inside Cover]

Reformation and Missions
Thomas K. Ascol

A Look at Our Doctrine -- The Abstract of Principles: Article 1
Ernest C. Reisinger

"Open Theism" is Incompatible with Inerrancy
Roger Nicole

Book Reviews

  • Ernest C. Reisinger: A Biography , Geoffrey Thomas, Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2002. Hardcover, 262 pages, $29.99. Fred A. Malone

  • Conduct for the Crayon Crowd, Edna Gerstner, Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria, 1997. Hardcover, 183 pp., $18.95. Ray Van Neste

  • The Gospel for Children, John B. Leuzarder, 2d ed. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press 2002; first ed. published by Calvary Press, 1996. Hardcover, 40 pp., $15.50. Ray Van Neste

  • Grace, Faith, Free Will - Contrasting Views of Salvation: Calvinism & Arminianism, Robert E. Picirilli, Nashville, TN: Random House, 2002. Paperback, 245 pp. $19.95. Roger Nicole

  • The Practical Preacher: Practical Wisdom for the Pastor-Teacher, William Philip, ed., Geanies House, Fern, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, 2002. Paperback, 119 pp. £5.99/$8.99. Ray Van Neste



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