To engage the learners in a study of the Scripture text:
Distribute copies of the “The Promise of God’s Presence” exercise from the activity page, which you can download here. Have study pairs complete it as indicated. Call for insights during ensuing whole-class discussion.
To encourage personal application:
If you used the first exercise from the activity page earlier, distribute copies of the second one, titled “Practicing God’s Presence,” as a take-home. To greatly increase the likelihood that learners will complete it (and not just leave it stuck in their Bibles), say that you will call for their conclusions at the beginning of the next class.