I know what you did last Sabbath
Each sabbath, we come to church, listen to the programs, sit in sabbath school class, then go home. The lessons taught are not revised and reenforced to the hearer, and sometimes, they get lost in the abyss of memory. Here is a method that encourages repetition and remembrance.
- Before each lesson study session, set aside 2 minutes to do a short revision of the major points discussed the week before. To make this an effortless process, start the planning one week ahead of time and jot down the points during that week's lesson review.
- Begin the review by sharing the answers to any critical questions that came up. Refer to how those answers impact the current week's lesson.
- Make provision for a burning question but resist to urge to spend added time on the previous week's reading at the expense of the current study.
A revision also serves the purpose of getting members who missed a previous week at church in sync with the progress of the quarterly. If the church had a special activity in the last week and the sabbath school lesson was not covered, this is an opportunity to talk about the high points.
The sabbath school secretary's report should cover a revision of the previous sabbath school program's high points. Carry out these simple practices weekly to the benefit of cementing the wonderful words of life in the minds of the congregation.