To engage the learners in a study of the Scripture text:
For extended discussion, distribute copies of the “Positive Pointers” exercise on the activity page, which you can download here. Have learners work in study pairs to complete as indicated.
To encourage personal application:
Distribute copies of the “Situational Suggestions” exercise from the activity page. Due to its personal nature and need for possibly lengthy reflection, it should be an at-home exercise. To encourage completion, promise to ask for volunteers to disclose results at the beginning of next week’s class.
Note: Whenever you distribute copies of anything, use hard-copy (paper) handouts for those physically present and e-copies for those on Zoom.