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Sunday School
Sunday School

Making disciples through "events that form and transform"

We are providing these notes from the Committee on Uniform Series that prepares associated Sunday School lesson outlines long in advance of their usage.  Included in this Guide are thoughts that are reflected in the Lesson Development Guide for writers of Sunday school lessons and the recommended commentary of the Department of Christian Education, The New International Lesson Annual published by Abingdon Press Nashville, Tennessee.
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November 2, 2014

God’s Divine Glory Returns
Ezekiel 43:1-12


Unifying Principle (Focus)

People look for a place where they can experience some sense of release and orderliness, away from the chaos that sometimes surrounds them.  Where can such a place be found?  Ezekiel’s vision, given to him by God, revealed to the Israelites that God’s calming presence and merciful glory could be felt in sacred places where God is truly worshiped.

Goals for the Learners

To comprehend the vision of God’s holy and merciful glory in the temple.

To associate a sense of holiness of place with the presence and mercy of God.

To grow in respect for the sacredness of worship settings.


Lesson Challenges for the Week


Arrive early for worship next week.  Walk around the sacred space, noting anything ( for example, stained glass windows, carvings, paintings, candles, Bibles) that makes this space holy and God-filled for you.


Create in your home a sacred space where you might have a Bible, candles, cross, and other items that are special to you.  Regularly spend some time in this space communing with God.

Talk with several other Christians about the characteristics of the places where they find God.  If possible, interview someone who worships in an ornate church; someone else who worships in simpler place, such as a clapboard church; and someone else whose church meets in a school or commercial building.   What differences and similarities did you hear?


Sunday School Guides
available for download
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May 27, 2012:  The Way, The Truth, And The Life

May 20, 2012:  The Resurrection and the Life

May 13, 2012:  The Good Shepherd

May 6, 2012:  The Bread of Life

April 29, 2012:  Healing The Blind Man

April 22, 2012:  Woman of Samaria

April 15, 2012:  Cleansing the Temple

April 8, 2012:  The Living Word

April 1, 2012:  Jesus Testifies To The Truth

March 25, 2012:  God’s Word Saves

March 18, 2012:  The Wedding At Cana

March 11, 2012:  The Word Became Flesh

March 4, 2012:  Wisdom’s Part in Creation

February 26, 2012:  Fruits of Redemption

February 19, 2012:  Heirs To The Promise

February 12, 2012:  Freed From Law Through Christ

February 5, 2012:  Justified by Faith in Christ

January 29, 2012:  Out of Egypt

January 22, 2012:  Joseph Transmits Abraham’s Promise

January 15, 2012:  God Preserves A Remnant

January 8, 2012:  Joseph Finds Favor

January 1, 2012:  God Watches Over Joseph

December 25, 2011:  According To The Promise

December 18, 2011:  The Lord Provides

December 11, 2011:  A Promise To Abraham

December 4, 2011:  A Blessing For All Nations

November 27, 2011:  Facing Life Without Worry

November 20, 2011:  Praying As God's People

November 13, 2011:  Loving As God's People

November 6, 2011:  Forgiving As God's People

October 23, 2011:  Tradition and Love

October 16, 2011:  Wisdom and Aging

October 9, 2011:  The Superiority of Wisdom