How We Taught This Lesson in the Past: Lesson 16: “I Cannot Go Beyond the Word of the Lord”

by | Apr. 20, 2010

Lesson Helps

This lesson is built entirely around Balaam, a man whose story we have seldom invoked in earlier Sunday School curricula. A narrative account of Balaam – complete with a subtitle that is identical to the title of the lesson in our current manual – was told for children in 1947.

Balaam, the Covetous Priest “I cannot go beyond the word of the Lord, my God”

To the Teacher:

Quiet listening does not assure learning. Activity is the key.

Pre-study Questions:

1. How much longer did the Israelites wander in the wilderness?
2. What happened to the older Israelites?
3. Did the Lord remain with Israel?

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