The Marks of a Steward – Teaching Plan

Key Thought: Real stewardship forms the basis for purpose, success, meaning, and a sense of belonging.

Lesson 6, February 10, 2018

1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 11:8-12.

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a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. In what ways could we be loyal to someone or something that is not good? Can loyalty be misplaced?
c. Personal Application : How loyal are you to the Lord who died for you? In what ways can you better reveal that loyalty? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “I’m loyal to my family first, then to my country, then to God. Someone else might put it in a different order, but that’s how I see it.” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 10:19-22

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What does it mean to have an evil conscience and one seared with a hot iron?
c. Personal Application : When you are feeling down and unworthy, what promises can we claim from the gospel that can help? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “I struggle with a guilty conscience. It is a terrible feeling, but I don’t know how to deal with it. What is the solution to feeling bad and guilty?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Romans 10:16,17.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What does it mean that it is better to obey than sacrifice?
c. Personal Application: Does being open to criticism help improve or validate our integrity? Does being adverse to criticism show a lack of integrity? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “How do we emphasize righteousness by faith and faith alone for salvation and yet not fall into the false gospel of cheap grace? How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Luke 16:10-12.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What practices could we adopt that might help us trust God more?
c. Personal Application: Think of someone you know is trustworthy. What can we learn from that person that would help us as well? 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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