First, print out a Student Study Guide Handout for Class for each student in your class, which is available in 5 different translations on the Bible Version pages (use the Navigation Bar above to select a Bible version you prefer). Consider giving these out in 5 different translations (one to each student) for comparing different translations during class discussion and comparing with the preferred Bible translation of your students. After prayer, use the first few minutes of class for each student to quietly complete the Handout.
Second, discuss each verse in the Bible Lesson using the Student Study Guide Handout for Class. The class leader or teacher can add to the discussion using the International Bible Lessons Commentary provided on this website and other ISSL curriculum and Bible study materials. Consider what each verse says and what each verse means personally. After discussing each verse, read the International Bible Lesson handout and/or give one to each class member (consider using the Bulletin size for printing out and the large size for the visually impaired).
Third, discuss the Questions for Discussion and Thinking Further that are available on the International Bible Lesson handout, and the International Bible Lessons Commentary. Use the Teacher Discussion Study Hints to help with discussion. The Teacher Discussion Study Hints are also available on each Bible Version page.
Fourth, handout the True and False Test. If time permits, have your students correct each false statement in discussion. Or give as a take home handout for a Bible lesson review.
Fifth, give the Crossword Puzzle and/or the Word Search Puzzle to those who have an interest for completing at home and reviewing the lesson, which will happen when they find each word.
Sixth, give a Class Preparation Guide to each student so they can prepare for the next week's lesson. The questions on the Class Preparation Guide are the same as those on the International Bible Lessons Commentary, the International Bible Lesson, and the Teacher Discussion Study Hints. To get the Class Preparation Guide go to RESOURCES on the Navigation Bar and then select Class Preparation Guides for Students.
Seventh, close your class with prayer and teach your class how to pray through the Bible. A closing prayer based on the International Bible Lesson, which is available on each Bible Version page, can be used to close your class and teach your students how to pray through the Bible.
For upcoming lessons in the first quarter, see the First Quarter Schedule 2016-2017 which is also available on the RESOURCES page. Discuss each Week's Bible Lesson with Other Teachers and Students.
The International Bible Lessons Commentary includes free easy-print Bible Lesson Commentaries in five Bible translations: King James Version [KJV], New American Standard Bible [NASB], English Standard Version [ESV], New Revised Standard Version [NRSV], and New International Version [NIV]. Easy-print Large Print Editions of the above commentaries in all five translations! The Audio Edition of the International Bible Lessons Commentary can help those with visual impairments and those who listen in an easy chair or while traveling. The Contents tab contains the list of All Commentaries by Bible Book. You can also access these websites and other Bible and book resources from www.ouosu.com.