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1 STEPPING STONES BIBLE STUDY GOD S UNFOLDING PLAN OF SALVATION HANDOUTS Free dwnladable NewHpePublishers.cm By Rita Usher, Melanie Stry, and Amanda Thrntn Fr use with Stepping Stnes Bible Study cpyrighted cntent published by New Hpe Publishers INCLUDES: STUDENT LESSON HANDOUTS DRAMAS CHARTS BIBLE VERSES GROUP WORK BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LESSON REFERENCES New Hpe Publishers PO Bx Birmingham, AL NewHpePublishers.cm New Hpe Publishers is a divisin f WMU, an internatinal rganizatin that challenges Christian believers t understand and be radically invlved in Gd s missin by Rita Usher, Melanie Stry, and Amanda Thrntn All rights reserved. First printing Printed in the United States f America. N part f this publicatin may be reprduced, stred in a retrieval system, r transmitted in any frm r by any means electrnic, mechanical, phtcpying, recrding, r therwise withut the prir written permissin f the publisher. New Hpe Publishers serves its authrs as they express their views, which may nt express the views f the publisher. All Scripture qutatins, unless therwise indicated, are taken frm the Hly Bible, New Internatinal Versin, NIV. Cpyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permissin f Zndervan. All rights reserved wrldwide. The NIV and New Internatinal Versin are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc. Scripture qutatins marked (NKJV) are taken frm the New King James Versin. Cpyright 1982 by Thmas Nelsn. Used by permissin. All rights reserved. Scripture qutatins marked (NCV) are taken frm the New Century Versin. Cpyright 2005 by Thmas Nelsn. Used by permissin. All rights reserved. Scripture qutatins marked (NASB) are taken frm the New American Standard Bible, Cpyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lckman Fundatin. Used by permissin.

2 Letter t Teachers Welcme t Stepping Stnes Handuts, including student handuts, lessn charts, lessn verses, and lessn dramas fr use with Stepping Stnes: Gd s Unflding Plan f Salvatin Bible Study. Please read these helpful reminders regarding this resurce as yu plan yur study with yur grups: Yur lessn time. Please nte that there is plenty f material fr yu t cver with students. Hwever, yu can custmize lessn time length and what yu will be able t cver in yur grup schedule. Yur Bible versin. Stepping Stnes lessns use Scripture quted frm the Hly Bible, New Internatinal Versin (1984), the versin used successfully t teach these lessns in many classes. Whatever Bible versin yu chse, the lessn truths remain the same, including what yu ll ask students t learn using the handuts here. Whatever Bible versin yu may chse, yu can easily review lessns with students and adapt student handuts t that versin. Yur Bible study teacher s bk handut keys. These are references in the teacher s bk, Stepping Stnes, Gd s Unflding Plan f Salvatin. The handut keys make lessns easy t teach. Yu can use the keys t help emphasize lessn cntent with yur grup. Yur student handuts and ther teaching tls. These handuts include helpful review sentences and mre fr participants t refer t, such as infrmatin abut hw the Bible is unique, what are the key subjects f the individual bks f the Bible, hw the Tabernacle was arranged, imprtant Scripture verses t remember (including verses abut anger), charts, and pages fr grup wrk. There are als dramatic play scripts and a dramatic mnlgue all created ut f the Stepping Stnes authrs experiences with diverse small grups studying Gd s plan f salvatin. These handuts review lessn facts and principles, just like yur teacher bk and the handuts include many fill-in-the-blank sheets yu can cpy t prvide fr yur participants. Studying thrugh the years, we ve used numerus references and we acknwledge these in the references list prvided, which may be f use t yu and yur grups in yur cntinuing study f Gd s Wrd. Yur lessn-applicatin activities. Yu ll als find lessn-applicatin activities that include suggestins fr students t apply t life what the lessns teach. There are creative activities, including visuals yu may chse t use, grup wrk, pair wrk, plays, discussins, mvies, and mre that will help carry students frward thrugh Gd s unflding plan f salvatin. Feel free t custmize these t best suit yur grup. Yur steps. Stepping Stnes utlines each lessn, step by step frm verview t cnclusin, prviding tried-andtrue ways t use Stepping Stnes successfully. We pray these lessns will be a blessing t yu and yur participants as Stepping Stnes has allwed us t share Gd s unflding plan f salvatin with many. Yur feedback. We invite yu t share yur testimnies at: Rita Usher, Melanie Stry, Amanda Thrntn 3

3 Lessn 12 Jesus Intrductin and Teachings Intrducing Jesus Jhn 1:29 34 Jesus had a childhd. Luke 2:51 52 the was the frerunner f Jesus. Jhn 1:23 He made sure peple knew that he was nt the. Jhn 1:20, Jesus cmes t him fr. Jesus cmes tward him and the peple, and Jhn the Baptist answers an imprtant questin. asked, Where is the? Genesis 22:7 8 said, Behld the. Jhn 1:29 Jhn saw the miraculus sign f the f Gd cming dwn n Him like a. Jhn 1:32 Cleansing the Temple Jhn 2:12 25 Plan f the Temple curts Draw n the back. Why were the merchants in the Temple? sacrificial animals and mney. The merchants were keeping the frm Gd. This presented prblems. Jesus qutes tw Old Testament prphets Isaiah 56:6 7 and Jeremiah 7:11 and the apstles remembered Psalm 69:9. (See als Matthew 21:13; Mark 11:17; Luke 19:46.) What d we learn frm these verses? The Temple was t be the f fr all. They were the peple in Gd s huse. Jesus anger is anger. He is defending the Temple, Gd s name, and the purpse f the prmise made t Abraham t bless all natins thrugh his descendants. It is the shepherd s jb t prtect the flck, and that is what Jesus is ding here. Ephesians 4:26 27: Anger that is becmes sin and gives the devil. 49

4 Lessn 12 Jesus Intrductin and Teachings (cntinued) Jesus Teaches a Teacher Jhn 3:1 21 Wh is Nicdemus? A Nicdemus identifies Jesus as a and a. Jesus says we must be t see the f Gd. What des Nicdemus think Jesus is talking abut? Jesus explains that there are tw : and Lk at each phrase f Jhn 3:16, the gspel (gd news) in a nutshell. Fr Gd S lved The wrld That he gave His ne and nly sn That whever Believes in Him Shall nt perish But have eternal life Why did Jesus cme int the wrld? Nt t, but t Wh is saved frm cndemnatin? The ne wh in Him Definitin f mercy: Definitin f grace: Jesus des nt cndemn the rest. They stand cndemned because they. 50

5 Lessn 12 Sme Bible Verses Abut Anger Sme Bible Verses Abut Anger Gd gets angry at sin because f what sin des t us and hw it affects ur relatinship with Him. He wants t frgive and shw cmpassin and restre us. Remember this and never frget hw yu prvked the LORD yur Gd t anger in the desert. Frm the day yu left Egypt until yu arrived here, yu have been rebellius against the LORD. Deuternmy 9:7 The LORD is cmpassinate and gracius, slw t anger, abunding in lve. He will nt always accuse, nr will he harbr his anger frever; he des nt treat us as ur sins deserve r repay us accrding t ur iniquities. Psalm 103:8 10 (See als Psalm 30:5.) We are t avid anger, and wrry leads t evil. Refrain frm anger and turn frm wrath; d nt fret it leads nly t evil. Psalm 37:8 Jesus shws hw utward sins (like murder) begin with inward attitudes (like anger). S the attitudes are just as sinful as the actins. Als, we are t recncile with thers befre we cme t wrship Gd. Yu have heard it said t the peple lng ag, D nt murder, and anyne wh murders will be subject t judgment. But I tell yu that anyne wh is angry with his brther will be subject t judgment.... Therefre, if yu are ffering yur gift at the altar and there remember that yur brther has smething against yu, leave yur gift there in frnt f the altar. First g and be recnciled t yur brther; then cme and ffer yur gift. Matthew 5:21 24 Anger that is mishandled becmes sin and gives the devil a way t get t us. In yur anger d nt sin (qute f Psalm 4:4); D nt let the sun g dwn while yu are still angry, and d nt give the devil a fthld. Ephesians 4:26 27 Paul shws us what attitudes t get rid f (e.g. anger) and hw t behave instead. Get rid f all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, alng with every frm f malice. Be kind and cmpassinate t ne anther, frgiving each ther, just as in Christ Gd frgave yu. Ephesians 4:31 32 (als Clssians 3:8) Pray withut anger. I want men everywhere t lift up hly hands in prayer, withut anger r disputing. 1 Timthy 2:8 Be slw t anger, because anger des nt bring abut righteusness. My dear brthers, take nte f this: Everyne shuld be quick t listen, slw t speak and slw t becme angry, fr man s anger des nt bring abut the righteus life that Gd desires. James 1:19 20 (See als Psalm 103:8 10.) Leaders in the church are nt t be easily angered. An verseer (bishp) must nt be quick-tempered. (Titus 1:7) 51

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