of these Online Sunday School Lessons:
the left are links to online Bible study lesson plans that I
have prepared and will teach from. The teaching style used
is an interactive or discussion style. The lesson poses
questions which guide the learners to determine what the
Scriptures say, what they mean, and then how it should be
changing their lives. PowerPoint slides are available which are
designed to visually display the scripture passages and the
discussion questions. These are free Sunday School Lessons which
you may download and use as is or use as a resource to help you
in your teaching ministry.
lesson begins with a "Motivation" or "Hook"
section. This is a question which is usually of the "brain
storming" variety. Its purpose is to get learners thinking
along the line of the lesson topic and to raise interest in the
subject. This section is followed by a "transition"
which brings together the motivation question and announces
Bible Study portion proceeds through each of the three or four
scripture passages. I am a firm believer that when a Bible
lesson is taught or preached, listener/learners should be
looking at three things; what the Bible says, what it means, and
how will they live differently as a result of the Truth
elements are stressed in the "Let's Teach" online
that end, I like to use questions which lead the learner through
those three steps. You will notice that for each question
stated, a series of possible answers are given in the lesson.
Lawyers know that you should never ask a question in court for
which you do
not know the answer and the same thing applies in this context.
The teacher should give some thought to the kinds of answers
he/she is expecting ... all for the purpose of directing the
thinking of the learners.
the teacher should accept (just about) any answer learners give.
Sometimes hints or guidance can be given as to the direction you
are taking them. My classes often accuse me of giving them
"Guess what the teacher is thinking" questions --
usually they are right. That's when I give the hints or maybe
even end up giving them my answer
a two column table is part of the answers. This is usually a
contrast/comparison exercise. Use your judgment as to when it is
helpful to record answers to questions on a chalkboard or
whiteboard or overhead projector transparency.
last portion of the lesson is applications. These are specific
actions which learners might be expected to take as a result of
applying that Sunday's lesson.
believe that both cheap hand guns and Bible study lessons which
are "Saturday Night Specials" tend to blow up in your
face. A lesson is intended to communicate Spiritual principles
and concepts to learners. It takes time for these to become
absorbed and correctly arranged in the mind and heart of the
teacher who will facilitate that communication.
I feel that I must read multiple resources in small increments
starting on Monday or Tuesday. Then when I sit down at the
computer to put together the lesson at the end of the week, I
have a much better idea of what the lesson entails. If you find
these lessons useful, I believe you will be most effective if
you spend a little time each day reading and studying the
background material provided for teachers.
Teacher Mentoring Class -- Let's Teach
-- New links
to Dr. Armstrong's
you appreciate this ministry, you may include this link
in your web site
Hunt web site -- over 3000 similar discussion
School University -- Bible insights, teaching tips
Extra-Lesson Helps for Explore the Bible and Family
Bible Study Curriculum
Gateway-Bible Study Helps
Teaching Notes-Lesson Helps