Creative Bible Lessons From The Old Testament: 12 Character Studies of Surprisingly Modern Men and Women by Laurie Polich

Creative Bible Lessons From The Old Testament: 12 Character Studies of Surprisingly Modern Men and…

byLaurie Polich, Laure Polich

Paperback | April 6, 1998

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Okay, so they used mule mail instead of e-mail -- but they were still surprisingly modern men and women. With emotions, decisions, and dilemmas as raw and real as the students sitting in front of you every week. David and Rahab, Daniel and Ruth--even with their rough edges, they passionately loved Jehovah in a way today's adolescents can understand and emulate. Here are 12 Old Testament character studies, including-- Believe it or not -Abraham: Living by faith is not for wimps - Faith overcomes a fast past -Rahab: What you live is what you believe. Everything else is just talk. - The waiting game -Joseph: Trials and temptations can make us strong. - Benchwarmer to first string -Moses : Often God uses the least likely person to do great things. - Right woman, right place, right time -Esther : God has created each one of us for a purpose. - Keeping promises -Ruth: Commitment means more than saying the right words. - Bad days for good people -Job: Suffering may be the condition from which humans benefit the most. - The long way home -Jonah: Sometimes we simply say no to God. -- And to help you teach the lesson are clips from easy-to-get videos . . . games for mixing and games that teach . . . in-depth, ready-to-use questions guaranteed to spark small-group discussion . . . original role plays, scripts, dilemmas faced by these ancient but very human believers in their Yahweh. For youth workers, Sunday school teachers, and CE directors, Creative Bible Lessons from the Old Testament will help your students understand that the God who offered hope and courage to ancient history-makers still does the same for teenagers today.12 lessons.

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With 15 years of youth ministry experience, Laurie Polich serves as pastor of small groups and discipleship at Ocean Hills Covenant Church, in Santa Barbara. She¹s the author of several books including Help! I'm a Small-Group Leader training curriculum and book, Studies on the Go: John, and Small Group Qs, and she speaks frequently to ...

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Title:Creative Bible Lessons From The Old Testament: 12 Character Studies of Surprisingly Modern Men and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.13 × 7.38 × 0.25 inPublished:April 6, 1998Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310224411

ISBN - 13:9780310224419

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TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRO WHAT THIS BOOK IS ALL ABOUT, AND HOW TO USE IT 9SESSION 1 ABRAHAM: BELIEVE IT OR NOT (THE FAITH LESSON) 11Living by faith is not for wimps.SESSION 2 JACOB: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT (THE CONTROL LESSON) 19We all wrestle with the issue of control now and then.SESSION 3 JOSEPH: THE WAITING GAME (THE PERSEVERANCE LESSON) 25Trials and temptations are meant to make us strong.SESSION 4 MOSES: FROM BENCHWARMER TO FIRST STRING (THE TRUST LESSON) 33Often God uses the least likely person to do great things.SESSION 5 JOSHUA and CALEB: BUCKING THE MAJORITY (THE CONFIDENCE LESSON) 41Hero---someone who faces a diffi cult or uncertain situation with strength and confi dence.SESSION 6 RAHAB: FAITH OVERCOMES A FAST PAST (THE ACTION LESSON) 47What you live is what you believe. Everything else is just talk.SESSION 7 RUTH: KEEPING PROMISES (THE COMMITMENT LESSON) 57Commitment means more than saying the right words.SESSION 8 DAVID: TRUTH HURTS LESS THAN LIES (THE TRUTH LESSON) 65Our lies shield us from our true selves.SESSION 9 ESTHER: RIGHT WOMAN, RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME (THE PURPOSE LESSON ) 73God has created each one of us for a purpose.SESSION 10 JOB: BAD DAYS FOR GOOD PEOPLE (THE SUFFERING LESSON) 79Suffering may be the condition from which humans benefi t the most.SESSION 11 DANIEL: NO FEAR (THE COURAGE LESSON) 87Courage grows as it is acted upon.SESSION 12 JONAH: THE LONG WAY HOME (THE OBEDIENCE LESSON) 97Sometimes we simply say no to God.

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Studying the Bible can be fun with Creative Bible Lessons from the Old Testament. Focusing on 12 ordinary people whose selfish and selfless humanity was immortalized in the Bible, these games, discussion sparkers, scripts for role plays and creative Biblical readings will get kids’ minds whirling and their faith into high gear.