Wednesday, November 26, 2014

LifeWay Explore the Bible: Live out Your Faith

Living by higher standards is the focus of the LifeWay Explore the Bible Study: Live out Your Faith. You might want to consider beginning the study by focusing on a discussion of how standards are being lowered in various professions and the effects this has on others. The helps for teaching provide ideas on how to do this.

There is a lot of information for this week's study. The text is very rich with practical helps that deserve discussion.  I highly suggest you take the suggested teaching helps and the materials provided by LifeWay, and summarize even further. Just remember, you probably will run out of time before you run out of content. Be sure to point to and end with the TARGET - Believers are to live to a higher standard.

Additional Things to Consider:
  • I believe Hebrews 13:9-14, to some extent, serves as a review and reminder of what the writer has continually emphasized throughout Hebrews. I suggest you remind your group of this, but move to Hebrews 13:15-19 in your closing to emphasize attitudes and actions that can help strengthen us as we strive to live by the godly standards studied: (1) Continually live a life of praise; (2) Do good and share; (3) Obey and pray for Christian leaders.
  • The teaching plan closes with Hebrews 13:20-21 and offers encouragement to the group to strive to live a life that honors all Christ has done for them.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great time in this final chapter of Hebrews!

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