Have you ever been in a class where you really wanted to ask a question, but felt like you were the only one who did not know the answer? Sometimes it can be a bit intimidating to ask for clarification when we do not understand something. One way to help your class members to not feel awkward asking questions is to admit that you do not know it all either. If while preparing your lesson you run across something you do not know, share that with your class members. If you are teaching class and someone does ask a question and you do not know the answer, readily admit it. You can look up an answer together or you can commit to finding an answer before next Sunday. There may be times when there really is not an answer and you can admit that, too. You may be surprised how more open your class members become when they realize you do not know it all.
Focus Text: Colossians 1:3-17
Central Truth: Spiritual growth results from complete obedience to God’s Word.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to list some evidences of spiritual growth in the life of a Christian.
I. Testimony of Faith (Col. 1:3-8)
II. Prayer for Christian Growth (Col. 1:9-12)
III. God's Power to Deliver (Col. 1:13-17)