This quarter has three units tracing God’s work through the Holy Spirit to empower disciples for the Christian faith.
UNIT 1 • THE PLEDGE OF GOD’S PRESENCE: This is a five-lesson study of John’s Gospel with a concluding lesson from Mark’s Gospel. These students focus on Jesus’ teaching about and promise of the Holy Spirit.
UNIT 2 • THE COMMUNITY OF THE BELOVED DISCIPLES: This is a five-lesson study for the Easter season. The Scriptures under consideration draw from 1 Corinthians as well as 1, 2, and 3 John. These letters provide a window into the work of the Holy Spirit in the community of faith.
UNIT 3 • ONE IN THE BOND OF LOVE: This is a four-lesson study of 1 Corinthians. This is a careful study of the final chapters of Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth. These lessons move the learners to see the connection between loving one another and living as Christ’s witness in the world.
The Juniorway® Teacher Guide outlines practical ideas and instruction Sunday School leaders can use to engage students (ages 9–11) each week. Lesson plans include teaching instruction, commentary, and suggested timing for each lesson as well as comments and questions to help teachers motivate students to life application of Scripture.
• Scripture passages are presented in easy-to-read language.
• Juniors discover exciting ways to make Christianity part of their own lives.
• Teachers get step-by-step plans that make teaching easy.
Answers to Special Activities: Serves as an answer key for all the fun feature activities in the Student Magazine
Tips and Ideas: Suggests a way of enriching your Sunday School class beyond the normal weekly lessons
Quarter At-A-Glance: Gives a helpful overview into what will be studied throughout the quarter
Lesson Background: Explains aspects of the Bible passage and gives more in-depth analysis of the lesson
In Depth: Helps the teacher understand the lesson on a more mature, personal level, beyond what they need to know to teach it to the students
Daily Bible Readings: Guides Scripture reading throughout the week to support quarterly topics and principles
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