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Teaching Ministry

Teaching Ministry Discussion of the Sunday Church School

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Spring Quarter 2022 – Unit III: Liberating Letters

May 22, 2022 – The Nature of Christian Freedom
Galatians 5:1-15

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Cut out a heart (large enough to write on). Then take time to write down how you can show love this week to the people in your life, whether it is your parents, your siblings, a friend, or kids at school whom you know but who may need a friend.

      I want you to place this somewhere at home where you will see it every day, and I want you to do these things! Remember, 1 John told us to not just love in words, but with our actions.

      Spend time in prayer together with your families, asking God to help each of you express/exhibit love each day.

  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Study Galatians 5:13-14 New Living Translation
    • Draw a line down the center of a sheet of paper.
      • Put “Freedom” on one side and “Self-Indulgence” on the other.
      • List examples of acceptable things you can do on the “Freedom” side. Use your allowance to buy yourself and your siblings an ice cream.
      • List examples of unacceptable selfish things you can do on the “Self-indulgence” side. Example: Taking the money your parents gave you for Sunday school and buying candy for yourself.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Over the next week within your family or on your job think about or reflect on something that happened that caused you to be critical of someone. Write down the things about them that are their strengths and remind yourself of Jesus’ command that we are to love others as we love ourselves.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • ENJOY FREEDOM in CHRIST by showing love to someone you don’t normally interact with. You can do this through an act of kindness or gift of service to someone.

May 15, 2022 – Freedom and the Law
Galatians 3:18-29

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorize – Galatians 3:29, NLT “And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.”
    • Memorize – Revelation 3:20-22, NLT “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • (Taken from the “Faith Journey Bible Studies for Young Adults” Sunday School book reflect and in your Spiritual Ponderings notebook write about how you can make time for God’s word and increase the time you spend in prayer.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Share the truth of God’s grace with someone this week. Share how God has blessed you.

May 8, 2022 – Freedom for the Future
Romans 8:18-30

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Reflect and discuss Romans 8:28-30 with family. Begin to form the understanding that God did all the work to bring you to faith in Jesus Christ and then called you to salvation through faith. God uses all your experiences, all the things that happen to you, your successes and your failures to make you who you will be. Think about how God already looks at you as righteous through Jesus Christ, even though you are not yet away from the presence of sin. How do you feel about the fact that God will make you like Jesus by the time He finishes His work in you? What do you think about a future sharing the glory of God, knowing that God doesn’t share glory with any others? What does this mean to you as you face your problems today?
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Get a composition notebook, decorate the cover with meaningful pictures, colorful pictures from a magazine or just buy one with a fancy cover. This will be for our “Spiritual Ponderings Collection.” And for this week we are going to do a ten to fifteen-minute Holy Ghost inspired free write. Please put the pen to the paper and allow the Holy Spirit to guide your spiritual reflections.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Write a TRUST FACTOR LETTER – A letter in which you share with God the things you are currently challenged by (i.e. finances, faith, relationship). Give it to God so you have a record of your prayers to reflect back on when God answers your prayers.

May 1, 2022 – Freedom from Sin
Romans 6:1-14

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Look through the Bible for 5 scriptures that affirm Jesus Christ lives in you and is with you all the time.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Study and memorize Romans 6:5,11.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Draw closer to God through daily prayer, with devotion, and meditation.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Introspection activity: Submit any unchecked areas of your life, bad habits or sins that don’t align with God’s word.

Spring Quarter 2022 – Unit II: Liberating Gospels

April 3, 2022 – Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
Matthew 21:1-11

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • When you return to school, try to help others who need help in your school.
    • Be helpful by doing more around the house
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Study Matthew 21:9.
    • List characteristics for “the King the People Wanted” and “the Jesus Kind of King.” Compare and discuss with your family.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Contact an older member of your family and make yourself available to do something nice for them.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Practice the power of humility by putting others before yourself. How can you go the extra mile this week?

April 10, 2022 – The Passover with the Disciples
Matthew 26:17-30

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Represent the Lord’s Super by putting bread and grape juice on a plate, discuss with your family what and why we do wat we do when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Get your family and friends together and discuss when you felt betrayed, wen you betrayed others, how Jesus handled betrayal, and how Jesus loves you no matter what.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Consider hosting a Resurrection family dinner. Use this opportunity to fellowship.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Operation T.P.C. – Find the Time and Place to have a Conversation with God. You talk then listen.

April 17, 2022 – The Paschal Lamb Lives!
Matthew 28:1-10

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • As a family read and share responses to the following questions:
      • What kinds of things do you share? Is it hard to share? Why/Why not? What is an example of good news you might share with someone? Why do you think it’s important for us to tell people about Jesus today?
    • Resurrection Eggs
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Discuss healthy and unhealthy fears.
    • Plant a flower or plant this week, observing growth over time. Discuss the concept of new life and growth.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
    • Consider hosting a Resurrection family dinner. Use this opportunity to fellowship.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Operation T.P.C. – Find the Time and Place to have a Conversation with God. You talk then listen.

April 24, 2022 – Freedom in Christ Jesus
John 8:31-38

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorized: John 8:31-32 (New Living Translation) – “Jesus said to the people who believed in Him, ‘You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'”
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post High – Ages 35)
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

Spring Quarter 2022 – Unit I: Liberating Passover

March 6, 2022 – Babylonian Captivity Ends
Ezra 1:1-8,11; 2:64-70

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Think about how your family or caregivers made sacrifices for you throughout your childhood. Write down three things that you would be willing to make a sacrifice for and what you would sacrifice.
    • Think of a sacrifice that you can make for God and His people that may inspire someone else to make a sacrifice, too.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • From the “Faith Journey Sunday School Book – Continue to get up early in the morning to spend time with God and reflect on how He is stirring your heart to make a difference in someone’s life.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Look for opportunities to be generous this week with your time, talent, or treasures.

March 13, 2022 – Freedom to Worship
Ezra 5; 6:1-12; 10:1-5

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Brainstorm the good things being done around the Tabernacle community. List Tabernacle’s ministries and the good things we are doing in the community.
    • Consider how we could work together to do even more.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Encourage and remind you that God has purpose for your life. Have an early morning devotion with God daily and be obedient to what God has called you to do.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

March 20, 2022 – Celebrate Passover Liberation
Ezra 6:13-22; Leviticus 23:4-8

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • What family members, guests, foods, and activities will go into your family celebrations this year? What is God’s involvement in those celebrations?
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

March 27, 2022 – “Lest We Forget”
Deuteronomy 8:1-11

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Get a special notebook. Title the book, God’s Blessings. Ask parents or other adults in you family to tell you stories when God did special things for you in your life that maybe you don’t remember.  You or an adult write the stories down in your special notebook. Continue to write God’s blessings as you receive them from Him.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Recite the Youth Code “Remember now thy creator, in the days of thy youth while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh when thou shall say, I have no pleasure in them” (Ecc 12:1).
    • Personally acknowledge by giving a thank you card, note, gift, or verbal thank you to all those who provide for you in any way. (e.g.  parents, family members, teachers, coaches, etc.)
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Prayerfully reflect on the people God has placed in your life to help you when you were really going through spiritually, physically, emotionally, financially. 
    • Praise God for His faithfulness, then reach out to them via text message, email, or phone call. 
    • Think about how you can give of yourself to help someone else who is going through a tough time.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)

Winter Quarter 2022 – Unit III: Justice and Adversity

February 6, 2022 – Nathan Condemns David
2 Samuel 12:1-9, 13-15

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Study and Memorize 2 Samuel 12:13
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Do a Mid Week Tune Up – Wednesday afternoon, seek God and ask for forgiveness of any unconfessed sin
    • Study Ephesians 4:32
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Come Clean with God this week

February 13, 2022 – Ezra Seeks God’s Law
Ezra 7:1-10, 23-26

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • How much time do you spend with God? Discuss with your family.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Read the Sunday School Lessons ahead of time to be prepared.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Plan one-on-one time with God daily.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Evaluate where you are in your heart as we prepare to re-enter the building.

February 20, 2022 – Bildad Misunderstands God’s Justice
Job 8:1-10, 20-22

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorize Job 1:22
    • Ask God to make you an encourager to someone specific this week.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Phone a Friend Challenge – find a family member or a friend who is experiencing a rough time and call, text, send a card, and pray for them.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Find promises in the Scripture that will encourage you when you are going through.

February 27, 2022 – Serving a Just God
Job 42:1-6,10-17

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorize Job 42:2
    • Experiment: Boil water add hot chocolate or pasta. See how the water changes.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Follow up on the Phone a Friend Challenge. Check in on your friend or family member that you called or texted last week. Continue to pray for and encourage them.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Have a real sincere conversation with the Lord. Stop and listen to what God has to say.


Winter Quarter 2022 – Unit II: The Source of Justice

January 2, 2022 – Justice, Vengeance, and Mercy
Genesis 4:1-13

Lesson Application Assignments


January 9, 2022 – Hagar and Ishmael are not Forgotten
Genesis 21:8-20

Lesson Application Assignments


January 16, 2022 – The Laws of Justice and Mercy
Exodus 23:1-12

Lesson Application Assignments


January 23, 2022 – Justice, Judges, and Priests
Deuteronomy 16:18-20; 17:8-13

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Make rules to discuss with your family. Share why they are important to your family.
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorize Matthew 28:18-20
    • Know that you are a light bearing leader.
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Commit to seeking wise counsel for any decisions this week
    • Study Proverbs 19:20
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • Look for ways to provide justice.

January 30, 2022 – Justice and the Marginalized
Deuteronomy 24:10-21

Lesson Application Assignments

  • Children Department (Ages 12 and under)
    • Writing Prompt: If you were given one million dollars to help less fortunate people, how would you spend the money?
  • Youth Department (Ages 13-18 in High School)
    • Memorize Deuteronomy 24:17-18
    • Look for opportunity to serve the less fortunate
  • Young Adults (Ages 18 Post-High – Ages 35)
    • Engage in counter culture compassion to respond to the needs of the less fortunate.
  • Adult Department (Ages 35 and over)
    • MORE Challenge – Do a self reflection to see where you can do more in financial, social, and spiritual