1-26-20 A Way in the Wilderness

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Overarching theme:  In 2020, FUMC will be a Go church! Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  The past is the past. There is nothing that can be done about it. The past can only be used to gain wisdom for the future. What can change is the future. When we, as God’s people, are willing to follow God in our daily lives, God will make a good way in the future. The way may be bumpy at times and have curves, but the process will be filled with God’s love and grace. Book of Joshua: Joshua, is the first book after the Pentateuch, which is the Greek name for the first five books … Read More

1-19-20 A Way in the Wilderness

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Overarching theme:  In 2020, FUMC will be a Go church!   Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired.   Core Point:  The past is the past. There is nothing that can be done about it. The past can only be used to gain wisdom for the future. What can change is the future. When we, as God’s people, are willing to follow God in our daily lives, God will make a good way in the future. The way may be bumpy at times and have curves, but the process will be filled with God’s love and grace.   Book of Numbers Numbers, is the fourth book of the Pentateuch, which is the Greek name for the … Read More

1-12-20 A Way in the Wilderness

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Overarching theme:  In 2020, FUMC will be a Go church! Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  The past is the past. There is nothing that can be done about it. The past can only be used to gain wisdom for the future. What can change is the future. When we, as God’s people, are willing to follow God in our daily lives, God will make a good way in the future. The way may be bumpy at times and have curves, but the process will be filled with God’s love and grace. Book of Exodus: Exodus, is the second book of the Pentateuch, which is the Greek name for the first five books … Read More

1-5-20 A Way in the Wilderness

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Overarching theme: In 2020, FUMC will be a Go church!   Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired.   Core Point:  The past is the past. There is nothing that can be done about it. The past can only be used to gain wisdom for the future. What can change is the future. When we, as God’s people, are willing to follow God in our daily lives, God will make a good way in the future. The way may be bumpy at times and have curves, but the process will be filled with God’s love and grace.   Book of Ezekiel and Jeremiah: The book of Isaiah is an expansive writing of the activity of God … Read More

12-22-19 Sent to Shine – Joy

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Advent – Joy comes from experiencing God’s grace Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  In this Advent season, we see how Jesus was sent from the Father to bring onto earth the start of the Kingdom of God. Jesus was sent, and in that example, Jesus sends his disciples out into the world to deliver the Kingdom of God by what is presented, said, and done. Book of Ezekiel: The book of Ezekiel is about a prophet who receives 4 visions from God. At the core of these visions, is a message of how Israel’s sin brought them to … Read More

12-15-19 Sent to Shine – Shalom

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Advent – As John was sent, so are we December 15, 2019 Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  In this Advent season, we see how Jesus was sent from the Father to bring onto earth the start of the Kingdom of God. Jesus was sent, and in that example, Jesus sends his disciples out into the world to deliver the Kingdom of God by what is presented, said, and done.   Reflect on this Scripture: Luke 2:22-39 (NRSV) 22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present … Read More

12-8-19 Sent to Shine – Light

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Advent – As John was sent, so are we   Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  In this Advent season, we see how Jesus was sent from the Father to bring onto earth the start of the Kingdom of God. Jesus was sent, and in that example, Jesus sends his disciples out into the world to deliver the Kingdom of God by what is presented, said, and done. Reflect on this Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11 (NRSV) 1 Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her     that she has served her … Read More

12-1-19 Sent to Shine – Hope

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Advent – As Jesus was sent, so are we Overarching theme: Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point: In this Advent season, we see how Jesus was sent from the Father to bring onto earth the start of the Kingdom of God. Jesus was sent, and in that example, Jesus sends his disciples out into the world to deliver the Kingdom of God by what is presented, said, and done. Start point: The Gospel of John was the last narrative written out of the four Gospels, sometime after 70 A.D. and before 90 A.D. The Gospel narratives were probably written to help … Read More

11-24-19 30 Days of Gratitude – What is your good harvest?

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Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  A life of gratitude develops a mentality of victory. Start point: The scripture focus is found in the letter to the church at Philippi.  Paul is acknowledged as the author of Philippians, as found in 1:1. The letter was written sometime between the years of 60 to 62 A.D., when Paul was incarcerated in Rome. It appears that Paul first encountered Philippi on his second missionary journey around 52 A.D., after his vision of the man of Macedonia (Acts 16:6-40). Philippi was named after Philip, the father of Alexander the Great, in 368 … Read More

11-17-19 30 Days of Gratitude – Fuel for the Journey

kthomasCommunity Study

Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  A life of gratitude develops a mentality of victory. Start point: The scripture focus is found in the letter to the church at Philippi.  Paul is acknowledged as the author of Philippians, as found in 1:1. The letter was written sometime between the years of 60 to 62 A.D., when Paul was incarcerated in Rome. It appears that Paul first encountered Philippi on his second missionary journey around 52 A.D., after his vision of the man of Macedonia (Acts 16:6-40). Philippi was named after Philip, the father of Alexander the Great, in 368 … Read More