My Class Flow (Part 5 of 5)

Here’s the flow:

  • Get there early to set up
  • Challenge Verse
  • Start of Class
  • Memory Verses
  • Homework and Break
  • Activity
  • Question Time

This last portion of the class is for when we have about 10 minutes or so, and I have prepared for this particular activity.

Again, keep in mind that I have an hour and half with my class, so if you have less time than that, you’ll need to tweak my system.


Question Time

This is new, and it has been so interesting so far! I’ve told the kids they can submit questions to me, and when we have time at the end of class (like 10 minutes or so at the very end), I’ll answer them. There’s a stack of index cards for them to write their questions down for me so I have a chance to prepare the answers and pull the necessary Scripture. Now, these questions can be anything at all they would ask the Bible. They don’t Continue reading

Daniel, Part One: Week One

Daniel Part One: Week One

(These are my notes beyond what is already in the Precept book. Of course, in class, we go over all the homework, and I have the kids read most of the time when there are paragraphs or sidebars. We don’t read through the Max and Molly story sections in class, just because of time.

Reminder: I only have my class do three days of homework at a time, but I am writing these posts a full week at a time so they correlate with the book. Consequently, some things like the Challenge Verses won’t always fall on the same days.)

Day One


Challenge Verse: 1 Tim 4:16

“Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.”

My point- This is the “watch your life and doctrine” verse, as it has it in another translation. It means, watch what you do and what you believe. What you believe will dictate what you do, so make sure you are studying to understand correctly.

Ask last week’s volunteer if he found out what Daniel means. “God is my judge.” Interesting, right? Think about the context of Daniel’s upbringing and the situation he finds himself in. Why do you think this name is significant? (He is far from home and from his family. He is being subjected to other influences. He could easily sway from his faith, but if he stands firm on the truth that God—not Nebuchadnezzar, not the commander, not new peers or false gods—is his judge, he can stay the course and be used by God in the midst of a wildly pagan culture.) Continue reading