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Hypocrisy – What’s on the Inside Matters

Object Lesson

I used this object lesson to teach about hypocrisy to my Seminary class. First, I printed chewing gum inserts on card stock.  Each insert was 140mm x 18mm and fit inside a Juicy Fruit wrapper. On each was written the following references and words: “Thou Whited Wall” Acts 23:3 and  “Full of Dead Men’s Bones”  Matthew 23:27. After cutting them out, I put the “fake” gum in the center section…
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1 Samuel

I promised a friend that I’d blog about what I’m doing in Seminary for 1 Samuel, but I’ve been so busy….. Today I’m catching up, as usual. Report cards and catching up to 1 Samuel 16 This day I had a lot of material to cover because of getting back from the holiday after so many missed days. It was also report card day. Joy. I had the kids working…
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Regional Seminary Inservice Report – Leading Discussions with Good Questions and Lesson Ideas

We had a regional inservice training the first weekend in January. In this area, Seminary and Institute teachers are invited to a Saturday training that lasts for several hours. This one went from 9 AM to 3 PM, and included lunch. Lunch was the best part :) Our meetings start off with a kind of a keynote address and then we get to choose courses from two sessions in the…
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Don’t judge a Kiwi by it’s cover

Object Lesson

Pass around the kiwi fruit. Make the point that the kiwi has a rough, unpleasant, hairy, tasteless exterior. Ask the students the following questions: 1) What makes the kiwi fruit seem unappealing? (It’s exterior.) 2) What are some outward features by which we judge others? 3) Who might be “kiwi people” around us? When the fruit has been examined by everyone, peel off the skin, and slice up the inside…
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