Daily Prep

Daily devotional preparation for next week’s lesson
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© 2009 David Williams. Thank you for using Daily Prep. When a church or individual purchases Daily Prep, a church license is granted. Daily Prep may be freely duplicated for use in the purchaser’s church and in any small groups or classes sponsored by that church. Permission is granted to share a sample with someone from another church once, but Daily Prep may not be provided to persons in another church on a regular basis. HOW TO USE DAILY PREP: Print Daily Prep onto both sides of your paper, then cut the paper in half to make two-sided 8 ½ by 5 ½ inch devotional guides. Give one to each student the Sunday before the lesson to use during daily quiet time. Take to prospects during the week.

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2009 What should you do if a fellow church member has burdens? Read Galatians 6:2; Romans 15:1-6; 1 Corinthians 10:3233; and 1 Corinthians 12:20-27. Then summarize your findings on the lines below.

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Galatians 6:1-18
July 12, 2009

THURSDAY, July 9, 2009 How should we perceive ourselves as members of the church? Read Galatians 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 3:18-23; and 2 Corinthians 12:1-10. Then summarize your findings on the lines below.

FRIDAY, July 10, 2009 The law of the harvest is true throughout life: whatever we sow we will reap. Read Galatians 6:7-10; 2 Corinthians 9:615; and Proverbs 11:24-26. Then, copy Galatians 6:10 on the lines below. Memorize it, and use it as a guideline for your relationship with other members of your church.

MONDAY, July 6, 2009 See what Paul says in Galatians 6:1-10 about the Spirit and the sinful nature. Answer silently the following questions. 1. Have you ever been “caught in a sin” and restored gently by a fellow church member? Or have you ever been the gentle restorer of someone else? 2. Have you ever had a fellow church member help you carry a burden? Or have you ever helped carry someone else’s burden? 3. Have you ever built yourself up in your own mind by putting down another church member? 4. Are you reaping destruction, or eternal life? TUESDAY, July 7, 2009 Let’s dig more deeply into those verses during the next several days and also read some related passages. What should you do if a fellow church member sins? To find out, read Galatians 6:1; 2 Corinthians 2:5-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15; Hebrews 12:12-17; and James 5:19-20. Then summarize your findings here:

SATURDAY, July 11, 2009 As Paul nears the end of his letter, he offers one more argument against the Judaizers in Galatians 6:11-16. He starts by grabbing the pen away from his secretary to show the importance of these words by writing them in his own hand. He wrote these words larger than his scribe had been writing. Perhaps it was because his eyesight was failing; or perhaps he just wanted to make sure his readers got the point. What was the point he was so passionately making?

SUNDAY, July 12, 2009 Read Galatians 6:17-18. Paul’s marks from stonings, beatings, illnesses and shipwrecks branded him as the slave of Jesus. What external or internal marks brand you as Jesus’ slave?

! Allow five to seven minutes for teams to work. Then let each team share its findings with the other team.

Making It Personal
Making specific application ! Write the words of Galatians 6:10 on the chalkboard. ! Have members get into groups of three or four. Give each group paper and pencils. ! Ask each group to list specific ways their class could apply that verse's teaching. Encourage each group to list at least ten specific actions that they could take as individuals or as a class to carry out Paul's instruction.

! Allow five minutes for groups to work. Then let each group share, writing its list on the chalkboard. ! After all suggested actions are listed, encourage the class to choose two or three specific actions they will work together to accomplish. ! Make plans and assignments to carry out their choices.

Teacher’s Toolbox
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Getting your class into God's Word and God's Word into your class
Bible Series

Galatians 6:1-18
July 12, 2009

HOW TO USE TEACHER’S TOOLBOX: Make a four-page folded teacher’s leaflet from the first two sheets by printing two-sided (or by putting the blank sides together). The other two sheets are for duplicating, displaying, distributing, or otherwise using as called for in the lesson plan. Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.

Wrapping It Up
! As a church, we have a worldwide commission to share the gospel with everyone. But we also have a responsibility here in our own congregation to love and care for one another. If we will not do that, then we will never be successful in sharing Christ with the world. ! Have members stand and join hands. Call on two or three to lead the class in prayer, asking God to strengthen the fellowship of the class and the church.

Getting Started
Reacting to a statement ! Write on the chalkboard: "Our focus must be on those outside the church." ! Ask members to respond to the statement, telling whether they agree or disagree and why. ! After several have responded, suggest that it is important for a church to direct evangelism and ministry actions toward those outside the church. But it is also important that church members fellowship with and minister to one another.

Exploring God's Word
Skit ! In advance, enlist two persons to prepare and present the following skit. Give each a copy of the script

(Item 1).

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"A" is holding a paper bag marked "SEED." He is reaching into the bag,

Skit

then slinging his arm around, as though throwing seed into the wind. "B" enters, watches for a few seconds, then speaks.
B: What are you doing? A: I'm sowing seed. B: What kind of seed are you sowing? A: Food seed. I'm growing food to eat. B: What kind of food? A: (Examines bag, then resumes sowing) I don't know. It doesn't say. I don't guess it matters, as long as I'm sowing. B: Well I guess it does matter. The kind of seed you sow will determine what kind of harvest you reap. A: (Stops) Really? I thought you just threw out the seed and then the harvest came. You know, a few rows of corn over there, and some green beans here, maybe some tomatoes and onions.... B: Is that bag of seed the only one you're using? A: Yes. I figured it would be plenty for the size garden I want. B: But, if that's the only bag of seed you use, then you're only planting one kind of seed. A: So? B: So you'll only get one kind of crop. You really don't understand how this works, do you? A: Explain it to me. B: (Pulls out Bible and begins to read) The Bible says in Galatians 6:7,
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"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." A: You mean, all I'm going to get is another bag of seeds? B: No, but the crop you get will be the same kind as the seed you are sowing. If you sow corn, you get corn. If you sow beans, you get beans. A: You know, that's interesting. I've found that the same is true in life. B: What do you mean? A: Well, if you do good things, you reap a good harvest. But if you do wicked things, then wicked things come back to you. B: That's right. In fact, the verses after the one I read say this (reading from the Bible again), "The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." A: So, maybe how I live is more important than what I plant and what I eat. B: I think so. But, still, you need to pay attention to what you plant out here or you'll end up eating the same thing all winter. A: (Looking at bag again) Oh, wait a minute. I'm okay. B: What do you mean? A: I found the label. Right here, it
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says, "mixed vegetables." (Starts sowing again, smiling, as "B" walks off shaking his head) Choral reading ! Give each person a copy of the following (duplicate Item 2). Assign Reader 1, Reader 2, and Reader 3. Designate half the room as Group 1 and the other half as Group 2. Call attention to the lines to be read by All. Ask Reader 1 to begin. Choral Reading READER 1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. READER 2 But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. READER 3 Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. READER 1 If anyone thinks he is something, READER 2 When he is nothing, READER 1 He deceives himself. READER 3 Each one should test his own actions. READER 1 Then he can take pride in himself, READER 2 Without comparing himself to somebody else, READER 3 For each one should carry his own load. ALL Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor. READER 1 Do not be deceived.
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READER 2 God cannot be mocked. GROUP 1 A man reaps what he sows. READER 1 The one who sows to please his sinful nature READER 2 From that nature will reap destruction; READER 1 The one who sows to please the Spirit, READER 3 From the Spirit will reap eternal life. GROUP 2 Let us not become weary in doing good, READER 1 For at the proper time READER 2 We will reap a harvest READER 3 If we do not give up. GROUP 1 Therefore, as we have opportunity, GROUP 2 Let us do good to all people, ALL Especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Listing caring ways ! Divide the class into two teams. Give each team paper and pencils. ! Have each team study the passage and list some ways believers can demonstrate their love and concern for one another. ! Here are some they may find: " Gently restore those who sin " Help bear their burdens " Be humble " Accept one's own personal responsibilities " Share with those who minister to us " Do good to others, especially believers
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Skit
"A" is holding a paper bag marked "SEED." He is reaching into the bag, then slinging his arm around, as though throwing seed into the wind. "B" enters, watches for a few seconds, then speaks. B: What are you doing? A: I'm sowing seed. B: What kind of seed are you sowing? A: Food seed. I'm growing food to eat. B: What kind of food? A: (Examines bag, then resumes sowing) I don't know. It doesn't say. I don't guess it matters, as long as I'm sowing. B: Well I guess it does matter. The kind of seed you sow will determine what kind of harvest you reap. A: (Stops) Really? I thought you just threw out the seed and then the harvest came. You know, a few rows of corn over there, and some green beans here, maybe some tomatoes and onions.... B: Is that bag of seed the only one you're using? A: Yes. I figured it would be plenty for the size garden I want. B: But, if that's the only bag of seed you use, then you're only planting one kind of seed. A: So? B: So you'll only get one kind of crop. You really don't understand how this works, do you? A: Explain it to me.

B: (Pulls out Bible and begins to read) The Bible says in Galatians 6:7, "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." A: You mean, all I'm going to get is another bag of seeds? B: No, but the crop you get will be the same kind as the seed you are sowing. If you sow corn, you get corn. If you sow beans, you get beans. A: You know, that's interesting. I've found that the same is true in life. B: What do you mean? A: Well, if you do good things, you reap a good harvest. But if you do wicked things, then wicked things come back to you. B: That's right. In fact, the verses after the one I read say this (reading from the Bible again), "The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." A: So, maybe how I live is more important than what I plant and what I eat. B: I think so. But, still, you need to pay attention to what you plant out here or you'll end up eating the same thing all winter. A: (Looking at bag again) Oh, wait a minute. I'm okay. B: What do you mean? A: I found the label. Right here, it says, "mixed vegetables." (Starts sowing again, smiling, as "B" walks off shaking his head)

Galatians 6:1-18

July 12, 2009

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Galatians 6:1-18

July 12, 2009

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Choral Reading
READER 1 READER 2 READER 3 READER 1 READER 2 READER 1 READER 3 READER 1 READER 2 READER 3 ALL READER 1 READER 2 GROUP 1 READER 1 READER 2 READER 1 READER 3 GROUP 2 READER 1 READER 2 READER 3 GROUP 1 GROUP 2 ALL
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Choral Reading
READER 1 READER 2 READER 3 READER 1 READER 2 READER 1 READER 3 READER 1 READER 2 READER 3 ALL READER 1 READER 2 GROUP 1 READER 1 READER 2 READER 1 READER 3 GROUP 2 READER 1 READER 2 READER 3 GROUP 1 GROUP 2 ALL
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Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks he is something, When he is nothing, He deceives himself. Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, Without comparing himself to somebody else, For each one should carry his own load. Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor. Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature From that nature will reap destruction; The one who sows to please the Spirit, From the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, For at the proper time We will reap a harvest If we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, Let us do good to all people, Especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
July 12, 2009 Bible Series Item 2

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks he is something, When he is nothing, He deceives himself. Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, Without comparing himself to somebody else, For each one should carry his own load. Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor. Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature From that nature will reap destruction; The one who sows to please the Spirit, From the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, For at the proper time We will reap a harvest If we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, Let us do good to all people, Especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
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