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Philippians 1:1-11 Theme: Love one and other and you will find whats important in life. Preparation for your class. 1. make sure that every student has a bible to read. 2. Have a song for the students to sing. 3. Find a bible verse for the students to memories for next weeks lesson. 4. Have an atedince chart on the wall with students names, place a star next to the students name for every week that they attend the class. Lesson Plan for Conducting the Class 1. Welcome all vistors. 2. Take atedince 3 .Prayer. Ask a student to pray 4. Devotional Time (5-10 minutes) Teacher. Read Philipians 1:1-11 to the class. 1. Ask The students to describe why Paul wrote this letter. 2. 3.Prayer (some appropriate subjects for prayer are listed below)a.For Christian love and unity to begin at home b.For the financial support of our missionaries as an expression of our love 2."Sometimes it's the little things.” We can be easily distracted from what is important by seemingly trivial issues. We "make mountains out of mole hills.” Somehow the minor becomes major, and it usually takes some type of "wake up call” to force us to re-evaluate our priorities.a.The tragedy of September 11, 2001, certainly served as such a "wake up call” for many. Q: Before September 11, what did you find of major importance in your life that suddenly became less important? Q: Why do you think the terrorists chose the World Trade Center? A: Because everybody recognizes the high priority placed on wealth in
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American society. It struck at the very heart of what was important to most Americans. But how important was it really? b.Q: How did your reaction to the attacks alter your lifestyle? Have those changes continued, or have you fallen back into your previous pattern? Q: What types of changes in American life suggested at least a temporary rearranging of priorities? For example, what replaced wealth as a central theme of American life? A: Patriotism certainly became a leading theme, if not the leading theme, for Americans. Another major theme would be the need to come to the aid of others. A tremendous outpouring of generosity followed the attacks. 3.As we read Philippians, we will see that there is very little wrong with the church in that city. Paul does not combat false teaching. Paul neither condemns nor rebukes. On the other hand, Paul clearly wants the Philippians to rearrange their priorities. Some are allowing trivial things to overshadow the more important things. We find the first hint of this in Paul's opening prayer. Learning Experiences (20 minutes) 1.The Philippian church had recently sent money to help support Paul in his mission work in Rome (even as he remained under house arrest, see Phil. 4:10, 15&16 and Acts 28:30-31). You can imagine the Philippian church assembling with some excitement upon hearing about this letter from their missionary.
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