Free Sunday School Lessons Adult Sunday School Lessons
I hope you will benefit from these free Sunday School lessons.
People have told me that
have a gift for teaching. This may be true, but more important than gifting is preparation and practice. Effective Bible teachers learn and practice the basic elements of preparing lessons.
Teach people not lessons
Years ago, while attending a teacher training seminar I heard a man say, "Remember this: we teach people not lessons." No other teaching principle has influenced me more.
For over 30 years I have devoted myself to teaching the Bible. I have taught many Sunday School classes and led small group Bible discussions.
Preparing an Adult Sunday School Lesson
You will notice that my lessons are structured around three sections:
Hook (5 min.)
The goal of the hook is to focus on a life issue your class can feel (remember, we teach people not lessons). The purpose is to get the students' attention and involve everyone. The hook should relate to the application of the lesson.
When explaining a Bible passage, focus on the main points of the text not every detail. By asking questions, you can involve the class members in discovering these main ideas. A concise summary from you, the teacher is always helpful.
The job of the teacher is not only to explain the text, but to show how the text applies today. It is best to focus on one main application. Prepare discussion questions and encourage the class to express their ideas and feelings. We offer free printable Bible study lessons with discussion questions. The students will more likely participate if they are in small group of no more than six. Motivate the class to put the scriptural principles they learned into practice.
Sunday School Lesson Planning Sheet
Download a free lesson planning sheet based upon these teaching principles. All of our Sunday School lessons use this planning sheet.
These are the Sunday School lessons that are ready for you.
In addition to our free Sunday School lessons, you can easily use our
for your Sunday School class. All of the devotions and many of the sermons have group discussion questions provided. Play the sermon on your computer and then discuss the questions.
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Meeting your Adult Sunday School Lesson Needs
All four of our books have been used successfully in Sunday School classes.
Your need: Curriculum to introduce seekers to the basic beliefs of Christianity.