August 29, 2021: An Eternal Hope (2 Corinthians 4:16–5:10)

To begin the session:

Before learners arrive, place in chairs (or distribute electronically) copies of the “Walk by What?” exercise from the activity page, which you can download here. After learners complete as indicated, award a humorous “Faithful Lexicography” certificate (you prepare) to the learner with the most words that no one else has. Have more than one certificate on hand in case of ties.

After the activity, make a transition by noting that today’s lesson has something to say about what the ultimate focus in life should be.

To engage the learners in a study of the Scripture text:

Distribute copies of the “Finish the Thoughts” exercise from the activity page. Announce a one-minute time limit, closed Bibles. Allow self-scoring of results.

  • If all your learners are online, consider using Zoom Breakouts (which you can learn about here).
  • If some of your learners are online and others are in the classroom with you, consider breaking the in-person learners into groups together and using Zoom Breakouts for the online learners.

Note: Whenever you distribute copies of anything, use hard-copy (paper) handouts for those physically present and e-copies for those joining online via Zoom, etc.

Tip: For a tutorial on how to use Zoom breakouts, go here. For many other Zoom tutorials, see here. A key to using Zoom effectively without fumbling is to practice ahead of time!

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