Each study consists of a Lesson, Outline, Teacher’s Guide, Discipleship Questions, Answer Key, and Scriptures. Some studies also have additional information.
Printable files of the Outline, Discipleship Questions, and Scriptures can be found on the CD-ROM included with this book. Copies may be made for each person in the group.
Outline for Group Study:
|I.||Briefly review the previous study by going over the Answer Key for the Discipleship Questions or the Teacher’s Guide answers for the Teacher’s Guide questions.|
|II.||Read the current Lesson or Teacher’s Guide aloud.|
|A.||Be sure that each student has a copy of the Outline.|
|B.||While the Lesson or Teacher’s Guide numbered section is being read, students should use their Outlines to follow along.|
|III.||Once the Lesson/Teacher’s Guide is read, facilitate discussion and study using the Discipleship Questions/Teacher’s Guide questions.|
|A.||Read aloud one question at a time.|
|B.||The group should use their Outlines to assist them in answering the questions.|
|C.||Have them read aloud each specifically mentioned scripture before answering the question.|
|D.||For the teacher’s use and convenience, the Answer Key is provided, or the answers can be found underlined and boldface under each numbered section of the Teacher’s Guide.|
|E.||Interaction with the group using the scriptures and points from the Lesson/Teacher’s Guide is encouraged.|
|F.||One individual should not dominate the discussion, but the teacher should try to draw out the quieter ones for the group conversation.|
|G.||As much as possible, keep the discussion centered on the scriptures and the Lesson/Teacher’s Guide points at hand.|
|H.||Remember, the goal is understanding (Matt. 13:19).|
|I.||Discuss the answer/point from the Lesson, as desired.|
|J.||Then, repeat the process until all of the questions are discussed/answered.|
|IV.||Distribute copies of the Discipleship Questions to be worked on as homework.|
Study guide, Bible, and enough copies of the Outline, Discipleship Questions, and Scriptures for each student.
Outline for Personal Study:
|I.||Read Lesson or Teacher’s Guide.|
|A.||Read additional information, if provided.|
|B.||Meditate on the given scriptures, as desired.|
|II.||Answer Discipleship Questions or Teacher’s Guide questions.|
|III.||Check your work with the Answer Key or Teacher’s Guide answers.|
Study guide, Bible, and a writing utensil.