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TEACHING PLAN for August 3 1 Reply

Started by Ronald Cress. Last reply by Paula Ivie 11 hours ago.

ETB Take Away Notes for 3 August 1 Reply

Started by Rod O'Neil. Last reply by Paula Ivie 11 hours ago.

"Risk Everything for God" Discussion Questions 1 Reply

Started by Russell Roberts. Last reply by Paula Ivie 11 hours ago.

Teaching Plan for July 27

Started by Ronald Cress Jul 23.

"Draw the Line" Discussion Questions

Started by Russell Roberts Jul 22.

"Hope of New Worship" Discussion Questions 2 Replies

Started by Russell Roberts. Last reply by Russell Roberts Jul 22.

ETB Take Away Notes for 27 July

Started by Rod O'Neil Jul 21.

Teaching Plan for July 20 6 Replies

Started by Ronald Cress. Last reply by Ronald Cress Jul 20.

ETB Take Away Notes for 20 July

Started by Rod O'Neil Jul 15.

Teaching Plan for July 13 2 Replies

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Comment by Lin Griffith on December 14, 2009 at 2:18pm
Stephen, sorry to have to disagree. There's always been folks who tried to get loan, mortgages, cars, and so on while not being able to afford to pay it back. Mortgage brokers and bankers and deregulation were the causes. Big commissions for mortgage brokers, their ill-placed confidence that inflation would take care of any problem, plus lack of proper audit and ratings led to the problem.

Often it was the broker who insisted for the borrowers not to worry if one or both of the couple lost their job. The supposedly increased value of the house would assure they could sell and be okay. Little did they realize that lost jobs might also cause the house to depreciate.

These evangelists you mentioned are wrong and undoubtedly caused some to err, but the problem was far more wide-spread then just them. Greed, the assurance that good times would keep rolling, and deregulation were the principal culprits.
Comment by Stephen Frix on July 17, 2009 at 11:10am
(Do an Internet search for “blame God.”) Read James 1:13-15 as learners listen for who is really to blame.

Found this article after doing an internet serach of blame God,8599,1847053,00.html
Comment by David Vincent on March 25, 2009 at 5:35pm
I plan to use this as a point of discussion: I recently read this comment, "Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous." Question - Is this true? Or is it an indication of our lack of Spiritual Alertness?
Comment by Keith Feather on March 25, 2009 at 4:19pm
Last week, March 22, I used a clip from the Fireproof movie. From movie menu I went to scene select and played the music clip "While I'm Waiting." I think this clip will be adequate to upcoming lessons too as Isaiah deals with us going ahead of God making hasty decisions.
Comment by David Vincent on February 18, 2009 at 2:10pm
I also use the LifeWay lesson plans as our church purchases and uses them for Bible Studies. I supplement my study and preparation with the Life Application Bible Notes. These help with coming up with practical applications and questions for discussion. The Life Application Bible Notes are downloadable at (there is a charge). They also have a good tool the Bible Explorer free. Another source with tons of information is at This web site has commentaries, sermons, and some lessons. It does take some time to dig out the information.
Comment by chaplainandrews on February 18, 2009 at 12:13pm
Another good resource is the Holman Bible Commentary which includes a verse by verse study of the entire book of Isaiah. This has a lot of down to earth commentary.
Comment by Dan Stephenson on February 18, 2009 at 12:07pm
Doug, I'd like to second Chaplain Andrews' suggestion to look (Disclaimer: I edit content for this product.) There are 9 lessons from Isaiah in the Explore the Bible Spring 09 quarter. It's not a comprehensive 6-month study of the book, but it could be a good start. Each week's downloadable lesson package includes a file with the lesson commentary (same as in the print Leader Guide), a discussion based teaching plan with plenty of discovery and application questions, and a summary sheet you can use as a learner handout. If you like, you can edit the files, adding your own notes, comments, and questions.
Comment by chaplainandrews on February 18, 2009 at 10:49am
Doug...I have found that using is an inexpensive way to start teaching the Bible...the reference materials are all in the downloadable just pay for the amount of people that you intend to make copies for---great for a small start up class. In March, the lessons are on Isaiah. I started teaching them this past Tuesday.
Comment by Doug Davis on February 18, 2009 at 10:33am
I am about to start teaching Isaiah. I am going to take about 6 months to teach it. I need some good reference materials, because I am teaching it without any sunday school materials.

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