God's Big Plan
Chronological Bible Storying from Genesis to Revelation. This approach focuses on sharing God’s Word through stories that can be remembered and retold by anyone, no matter their level of literacy. You may find that some part of a particular lesson does not work well for your setting. As we say here at Mission Arlington, “Hang out and hover.” Hang out with your students. Get to know them as well as their strengths and weaknesses and adapt preliminary questions and the review to their setting. And constantly hover around John 3:16. Because of this, you will notice a distinctive difference in our lessons compared to traditional “storying.” Traditional storying builds up to the gospel, never giving details out of chronological order, thus an actual invitation might not be given until the life of Christ is taught. We have learned that we may have only one chance with those who hear us teach. In fact, we received a call years ago from a concerned mother wondering why her daughter had not learned about Jesus that day in Bible Study. The story she had learned about was Moses and had been Biblical, but we realized then the importance of sharing the gospel every time we meet.
Many people chose to follow Jesus. Twelve men were chosen especially to walk with Jesus, spend time with Him and follow Him. When chosen, they left what they were doing and followed Him. We should also follow in His steps. Memory verse: 1 Peter 2:21.
In a late night meeting with Jesus, Nicodemus is confronted with his need to be born again. Although a teacher, he found this hard to understand. But everyone has sinned and deserves death. God sent His One and Only Son to provide salvation from the penal
As Jesus began His ministry, many people followed Him. Jesus was always aware of the people around Him. On this particular occasion, Jesus took the opportunity to teach His disciples and the crowd. Jesus taught them that they were salt and light. He taugh
At creation, we not only saw God create the world, but He also created angels. Lucifer’s decision to disobey God resulted in his expulsion from heaven to earth where he is seeking those to devour. The demon possessed man from Gerasenes shows us that God i
Jesus often taught by telling stories. Through the story of the soils, Jesus teaches us that spiritual growth and multiplication give evidence to spiritual life. Memory verse: John 15:5.
Jesus was creating with God in the beginning. If Jesus created the oceans, fish and grain for bread, there is no reason why He cannot do as He will with those things. He is able to multiply bread and fish. He is able to walk on water. We can be assured th
Jesus is Creator and spoke all things into being. With Him, nothing is impossible. Jesus has power over demons. He has power over His creation and He has power over sickness. He even put Himself in our place and suffered what we should have suffered. Memo
We have seen Jesus’ power over demons, His creation, and sickness. Through Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead we also see His power over death. We, too, can be made new – through salvation. Memory verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17.
As Jesus neared the time of His death, He longed to eat the Passover meal with His disciples. As they ate and subsequently walked through the city of Jerusalem towards His arrest, Jesus made sure the disciples knew what was important. “If you love me, you
We are reminded that sin entered the world through Adam. Sin makes us enemies with God and because of sin, death comes to everyone. But when we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Memory verse: Romans 5:6.