If you choose to do the activity where you invite class members to come to class with questions, go to my training section and learn how to answer difficult questions effectively.
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Sunday School teachers, the manual suggests that you "invite class members to share which of the passages in the Sermon on the Mount they feel are most needed today." Be aware that this type of directive can lead students to judge others. If your class is prone to going off in the weeds about politics or the ills of society, you may consider asking an alternate question: "Which of the passages in the Sermon on the Mount do you feel YOU most need today?"
Youth Sunday School teachers, would a change in seating help students in your class put themselves in the position of those who heard the Sermon on the Mount? Consider inviting students to sit on the floor to hear this week's lesson. Since it's fast Sunday, some of your students will be going without food just like the people who heard this sermon. How does fasting affect how we learn? Why are some people willing to go without comforts to hear the word of the Lord? This lesson is combined with Matthew 6-7.
Sunday School teacchers, time your lesson carefully. It will be easy to get carried away talking about temptation and fill your entire class period. If you are combining this lesson with another week's lesson, carefully plan how much time you will spend on each topic, but balance the need to cover multiple subjects with the student's need to discuss the topic. If you sense that no new material is being added to the discussion, thank the class for their participation and express gratitude for it, but don't be afraid to move on.
Sunday School Teachers, if your class is larger than 12 members in size, consider using a different activity than the three group read and discuss activity in the manual. Groups of larger than 4 people are rarely effective for this type of activity. Remember, too, that you will have an opportunity to teach baptism next month, so you may not spent much time on it this week. Remember to include the material from John 1 in your lesson.
Bring a jar to class and, after reviewing together Luke 2:7, ask class members to fill the jar with various objects that represent ways we spend our time. When the jar is full, invite someone to try to insert a picture of the Savior. What does this analogy suggest about making room for Christ in […]
The Parable of the Sower - Animation movie is a fun way to teach the parable of the sower. You should know that it is not from a correlated source, but it's from a believer in Christ. Also, you will have to use your own data to show it during class as YouTube is blocked […]