Explore the Bible Teacher Helps

FALL 2002
John: Real Life in the Real World (John 1––12)

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, Associate Pastor of Discipleship at First Baptist Church Sweetwater of Longwood, Florida.

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

Unit 1: Understanding Real Life (John 1:1—4:54)

September 1: Recognizing Real Life (John 1:1–18)
September 8: Willing to See (John 1:19–51)
September 15: Believing in Jesus (John 2)
September 22: Being Born Again (John 3)
September 29: Having Eternal Life (John 4)
Unit 2: Considering Real Life (John 5:1—8:59)
October 6: Real Life or Judgment? (John 5)
October 13: Real Life and Commitment (John 6)
October 20: Real Life and God’s Spirit (John 7)
October 27: Real Life Is for Sinners (John 8)
Unit 3: Experiencing Real Life (John 9:1—12:50)
November 3: Be Changed (John 9)
November 10: Live in God’s Care (John 10)
November 17: Have Assurance of Life after Death (John 11)
November 24: Serve God (John 12)

WINTER 2002–03
John: Real Life in the Real World (John 13—21)

Unit 4: Living in the Real World (John 13:1—16:4)
December 1: A Serving Life (John 13:1–38)
December 8: A Confident Life (John 4:1–14,18–24,27–31)
December 15: A Productive Life (John 15:1–17)
December 22: Christ Has Come! (Luke 2:21–38, Christmas lesson)
December 29: A Faithful Life (John 15:18–25; 16:1–4)
Unit 5: Rising Above the Real World (John 16:5—17:26)
January 5: Genuine Spirituality (John 14:15–17,25–26; 15:26–27;16:5–15)
January 12: Victorious Joy (John 16:16–33)
January 19: The Sanctity of Human Life (Gen. 1:27; Deut. 18:10; Ps. 139:13–16; Mark 10:13–16)
January 26: Purposeful Prayer (John 17:1–26)
Unit 6: Trouble in the RealWorld (John 18:1—19:42)
February 2: Standing for the Truth (John 18:1–40)
February 9: Paying the Price (John 19:1–42)*
Unit 7: Choices in the Real World (John 20:1—21:25)
February 16: Trusting the Risen Christ (John 20:1–31)
February 23: Following the Risen Christ (John 21:1–25)

Related Links

LifeWay: Teacher -- EXTRA

Spurgeon Sermons on John

John Piper's Sermons on John

Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible: John

Founders Journal

Why Work for Reformation within
the Southern Baptist Convention?

Issue 48

Spring 2002


[Inside Cover]

Why Work for Reformation within the Southern Baptist Convention?
Thomas K. Ascol

Learning the Priority of the Local Church
Byron Straughn

Always Reforming
J. D. Meredith

A Complete Pastoral Education
Tom Hicks

Learning the Work of Pastoral Ministry
Jonathan Leeman


Book Reviews

  • Samuel Rutherford and His Friends, Faith Cook, Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1992. Paperback, 168 pages. $8.99. Ray Van Neste

  • Seeking God: Jonathan Edwards' Evangelism Contrasted with Modern Methodologies, William Nichols, Ames, IA: International Outreach, Inc. 564 pages, $36.95. Richard Smith


On Regeneration
Charles H. Spurgeon


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