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As the World Turns
Teacher Guide - Day A1
"It's the ordinary people, the straight, the square
who account for the great stability and success of our nation." 
Gerald Ford

Spiritual Focus:

Corruption in governments and churches was found in Biblical times as well as in today's world.

Memory Verse: 
Proverbs 1:7-9

Hymn:   #19 O Sing a New Song to the Lord   and #326  Open My Eyes That I May See

Student Activities:

 

Class Explorations and Discussions:  Watch Out!

Read the book of Jude.  (A modern translation like the New International Version makes the meaning of Jude's words more clear.)

  • Jude is the brother of James and possibly the half-brother of Jesus (Mark 6:3)
  • The theme of the letter is to urge the readers to a bold defense of their faith against false teachers--some of whom are rotten and not to be trusted.

Have students perform Bible charades that depict corruption (evil motive and action) in:

The government (Example:  King Ahab & Jezebel),

The church (Example:  Ananias and Saphirah),

Or the personal life of Bible characters (Example:  Saul trying to kill David).

Repeat Jude 24 and 25 for the prayer together.