Sunday School Lesson 906 What are the requirements for a Bible study?


Sunday school lesson by Karen Cox.

Verse Center: 1 Cor 2:14 For the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Review Center: This is the same game as the previous lesson. Each student has 1 piece of paper (8 ½ x 11) . Each places 20 stickers in a circle around edge of each page so that a full circle is made. Label one of the stickers “first”. Have students write “My word shall not return void” in center” of each page. It will be the “stopping/finish place”. Use buttons/stones for markers . Make “number cards”; - 2 ½ x 3 cards with numbers 1,2,&3 - on them one set/student, shuffle them. (Dice can be used). Cut 14 -2 ½ x 3” cards in half to make 28- 1 ¼ x 3” cards. Write the following words on them: It claims to be, fearful fearless, unified 40- 1600, fit’s the facts, prophecies fulfilled, good reputation, 3500 year survival, inspiration, preservation, salvation, learning, avoiding sin, comfort, hope, profiting, success, lamp, light, milk, sword, meat, seed, silver, mirror, honey, gold, water, fire.

Directions for playing the game: Oldest student starts first, chooses a number card and a word card. Student must give an explanation of what the words mean before moving his marker off the first sticker the number of spaces designated on the card. Teacher can ok the explanations given if there’s a question. This is a review of the last 4 lessons. The student that reaches the center verse as last spot wins. Plastic pages can be put over each game board.

Visual Aids: Print the seven requirements on 7 white pages or chalk board.

Aims: Older students should be able to understand what each requirement means. Students should be able to quote at least the underlined part of the verse.

Lesson: What are the requirements for a Bible Study?

1. Spiritual Life: 1 Corinthians 2:14 For the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (May want to ask students if they have accepted Christ as their Savior and help them to do this if needed. Can use verses, Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:12, 10:9, 10:13 to present the gospel message.) The “natural man” is the sinful human nature you’re born with.
2. Heart Attitude: Proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it.
3. Ask for Help: Psalm 119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
4. Need Holy Spirit's guidance : John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
5. Pay attention to every word: Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
6. Plan to work hard: 1 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
7. Obey previously learned commands: John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Materials for Art: Make a cbc of the owl , his feathers and his eye. Need white and black construction paper. Black pen, glue.

Art Project directions: Cut out the owl of white construction paper, black for feathers. Write in the eyes , eyelids, nose and forehead lines as written on cbc. Glue the top part of the feathers at neck line. Write “Requirements for a Bible study” on the bottom of the owl. Under each feather write (from left side) “Spiritual life”, “Heart attitude”, “Ask for help”, “Holy Spirit’s guidance”, “Every word”, “Work hard”, and “Obey”.