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Adult Sunday School Lessons

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I hope you will benefit from these free Sunday School lessons.

People have told me that I 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
  • Bible Input
  • Life Application

Hook (5 min.)

fish hook

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.

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Bible Input (20 min.)

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.

photo courtesy of DrGBB

Life Application (20 min.)

cleaning up

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.

Various Scriptures

The What, Who, and When of Thankfulness - Various Scriptures

Scriptures on Wealth - Seven Spiritual Truths - Various Scriptures

Old Testament Free Sunday School Lessons

Spiritual Struggle of Life -- Genesis 3-5

Abraham Bible Study -- Genesis 12

Esther Bible Study -- Esther 3-7

10 Characteristics of a Good Leader -- Proverbs

What Makes a Good Friend? -- Proverbs

The Proverbs 31 Woman -- Proverbs 31

What is Repentance - Receiving Grace and Returning to God -- Hosea 14

New Testament Free Sunday School Lessons

Resurrection Eggs -- Free pdf - object lesson - Various Scriptures

Who Were the Wise Men? -- Matthew 2:1-12

Jesus Crucifixion and Resurrection -- Mark 15-16

Discovering God's Plan -- Luke 1-2

Dynamic Ministry Jobs -- Luke 9

Principle of Stewardship -- Luke 12:13-32

To Follow Jesus Disciples Must Obey -- Luke 14:25-35

Christ Has Risen -- John 21:1-14

The Life of Apostle Paul
-- Acts 9 and 11

A Romans Bible Study - A New Master -- Romans 5:12 - 6:23

Spiritual Gifts -- I Corinthians 12

Generous Giving -- II Corinthians 8-9

The Holy Spirit is the Heart of Christianity -- Ephesians 3:14-21

Three Ways to Manage Stress
-- Philippians 4:4-9

In addition to our free Sunday School lessons, you can easily use our devotions and sermons 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.

Our resource: Bible Basics

This is the first study I've seen that actually begins at the right place and doesn't overwhelm the seeker. Pastor

  • Introduces the basic truths of Christianity
  • No Bible knowledge assumed in these six full color lessons
  • Easy to read
  • Easy to lead - discussion questions included

  • Your need: Curriculum to lead seekers to Christianity and ground believers in Christian beliefs.

    Our resource: What's Missing Inside You?

    This is one book you must have on your shelf for people who need grounding in basic Christian beliefs. Amazon reader

    Look no further to penetrate hearts.
    Business Owner

  • Excellent book for those seeking answers to the most important questions in life:

    Is there a God?
    What does Jesus have to do with me?
    Does God have a plan for my life?

  • Assumes no Bible knowledge
  • All Bible verses written out
  • Powerful real-life stories engage the heart - like in our Free Sunday School lessons
  • Challenging application personalizes the teaching
  • Easy to lead - discussion questions and leader's guide included

    Your need: Biblically based study that creates authentic Jesus-followers

    Our resource: Kingdom Disciple

  • Creates authentic Jesus-followers
  • Explains expectations that Jesus has for His disciples
  • Average believers will become solid Christ-centered followers
  • Easy to lead with discussion questions included
  • Real-life stories that develop faith and obedience

    Your need: A discipleship Bible study to motivate and train believers to take Jesus to the places where they live, work, and play.

    Our resource:
    Kingdom Driven Discipleship

    Exactly what our church needed to launch our discipleship ministry.
    Local Church Leader

  • Turns church members
    into disciple-makers
  • Helps you naturally reach your relationship network with five biblically based studies
  • Easy to lead with discussion questions included

  • If you can read it, you can lead it.

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