Have you ever attended a Sunday school that was just a reading session? You know what I mean, don't you? First one person reads a verse and its commentary. Then the next person reads the second verse and commentary. And so the class continues until time is up or the material in the Sunday school quarterly is exhausted.
Please don't misunderstand. There is nothing wrong with reading a verse and its comments. Our lessons have been prepared so that you can easily read both scripture and its commentary. And, a good lesson may include reviewing a good amount of this commentary. But a true lesson is not made up of just reading material that anyone could read any time. Rather, a lesson includes information, exploration, discussion, collaboration, and application.
A question we should always ask ourselves is: how will my students' lives be changed as a result of this lesson?