Children of the Promise – Teaching Plan

Key Thought: It is important to seek to understand God’s will to save both Jew and Gentile alike and how He chooses people to reach the lost..

Lesson 10, December 9, 2017

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 9:12-15

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a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Was God’s covenant with the Jews an unconditional covenant?
c. Personal Application : Even though God calls everyone to repentance and salvation, what criteria do you think He has in choosing certain people to reach the lost? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “This Scripture seems to confirm the idea that God pre-ordained some to be saved and some to be lost. How do I understand that this doesn’t show that God isn’t playing favorites and being arbitrary?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Romans 9:17-24.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What point is Paul making about God’s faithfulness despite human failure?
c. Personal Application : Could God choose to turn away from the Adventist church like He did Israel because of their unfaithfulness and compromise in doctrine? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “Do you think God chose some of our leading evangelists, or did they choose themselves by their own decision and/or parental influence for schooling and personal ambitions?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Romans 9:25-29.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How do we know the difference between a Spiritual gift and a natural talent? What role does God play in either?
c. Personal Application: How often have other people failed you? How many times have you failed others? What can we learn from these failures? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “If it is easy to be saved, why does this seem to say that only a remnant, or a relatively few, will be saved?” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Romans 9:30-32.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. How did Israel misunderstand their divine destiny in their relationship with God?
c. Personal Application : Have you ever really blown an opportunity and yet got a second chance? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

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