Explore the Bible Teacher Helps


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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Fall 2005

Study Theme:
Romans: Good News for Today's World
UNIT 1: A World in Need
September 04: What Do You Think of the Gospel?
September 11: Who Needs the Gospel? They Do!
September 18: Who Needs the Gospel? They Do Too!
September 25: Do You Need the Gospel?

UNIT 2: Good News for a Needy World
October 02: Are You Saved?
October 09: Do You Have Peace with God?
October 16: What About God's Grace?

UNIT 3: Good News for Daily Living
October 23: United with Christ
October 30: Given Eternal Life
November 06: Freed Through Christ
November 13: Led by the Spirit
November 20: Adopted as God's Children
November 27: Loved by God

Winter 2005-06

Study Theme:
Romans: Good News for Today's World
UNIT 4: Living Without the Good News
December 04: Need for Mercy
December 11: Call to Faith
December 18: Concern of God
December 25: Declaring the Good News

UNIT 5: Living to Please God
January 01: Live in Worship
January 08: Live in Love
January 15: Live in Respect
January 22: Live as a Godly Neighbor

UNIT 6: Living in Unity
January 29: Consider Others
February 05: Guard Your Actions
February 12: Glorify God
February 19: Send the Light
February 26: Relate Appropriately

Spring 2006

Study Theme:
Isaiah, Micah: Trust the Living Lord Times
UNIT 1: Trust in the Lord's Faithfulness
March 05: Do You Rebel?
March 12: Do You Volunteer to Serve?
March 19: Do You Take God at His Word?
March 26: Do You Think You Are Unaccountable?
April 02: Do You Live According to God's Truth?
April 09: Do You Take Your Burdens to the Lord?
April 16: Do You Share the Good News?

UNIT 2: Find Hope in God's Greatness
April 23: Take Comfort in God's Strength
April 30: Worship No Other
May 07: Recognize God's Ways
May 14: Accept God's Free Offer
May 21: Get Real
May 28: Praise Our Incomparable God

Summer 2006

Study Theme:
Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs:
Searching for Answers
UNIT 1: When Things Go Terribly Wrong
June 04: Respond with Faith
June 11: Carefully Evaluate Explanations
June 18: Acknowledge That Life Seems Unfair
June 25: Look to God for Wisdom
July 02: Analyze Your Actions
July 09: Respond Positively to God's Discipline
July 16: Submit to the Sovereign Lord

UNIT 2: When Life Seems Absolutely Futile
July 23: What's Life All About?
July 30: What's Wrong with Wanting Wealth?
August 06: How Can I Stay on Course?
August 13: How Can I Handle Life's Uncertainties?
August 20: What's the Bottom Line?

UNIT 3: When the Heart Sings of Love
August 27: Singing of Love
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Founders Journal

Servants Who Served Well

Issue 60

Spring 2005


[Inside Cover]

Servants Who Served Well
Thomas K. Ascol

Curtis Vaughan: A Tribute by Personal Testimony
Tom J. Nettles

The Blessings of God's New People: A Doxology
Curtis Vaughan

Relton Floyd (R.F.) Gates: A Man Who Walked with God
Bill Ascol



New in 2005 from Founders Press

Book Reviews

  • James R. White, Scripture Alone. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2004. pb., 221 pages. List $13.99 $25.99. ISBN 0-85234-512-7 John Divito

  • Anthony Chute, A Piety Above the Common Standard: Jesse Mercer and Evangelistic Calvinism. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2004. hb., 238 pages. List $45.00 Ray Van Neste

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