WHAT! ! No KJB Sunday School Lit. after 2005???

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  1. rebelyell

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    Hello all. It was announced recently in our church that LifeWay will cease providing any Sunday School literature whatsoever using the AV 1611 King James Bible as its scripture source. As Director of Sunday School, this leaves me to find a new vendor to provide us with solid Bible teaching in a very short time. :confused: I have tried searches on the Net, only to be sadly disappointed with the lack of Sunday School materials based on the KJB. Could someone please offer any suggestions as to where I might look for a resource of this type for the future of our SS program? I would certainly appreciate any advice or assistance. BTW, I expect a certain amount of flaming about being a "KJV Only" type. I would think that would be better suited for the Translations forum. Thanks in advance for any assistance...
     
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    I'm afraid I can't be of much help about SS literature based on the KJV, but the adult SS teachers in our church use the Bible itself and come up with their own lesson plans. This seems to work for our adult classes...
     
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    I do not expect Regular Baptist Press to cease KJV materials
     
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    Since the best selling Bible is the NIV, this stands to reason.

    Why?

    That depends. Do you simply prefer the KJV for teaching purposes, or do you adhere to the false doctrine of KJVOism? It's a reasonable question, since you did not mention in your OP your onjection to using non-KJV literature.
     
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    Stop using their literature and use the Bible. Churches have been doing that for years.

    Just another ploy by the SBC to help control people and sell the HCSB--the SBC Bible. Many of us saw that coming a few years ago. It was even brought up on the BB.
     
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    As stated above, Regular Baptist Press and the Missionary Baptists (ABA) materials are both KJV.
     
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    Wow, I never expected so many replies so fast! Thanks to all of you for your interest. As to using the Bible, that would be MY first choice, as I am a Bible college student. But the majority of our teachers do not take the time, interest, or commitment to study scripture and develop a lesson plan. As to those who wonder why I prefer the KJB, I would not use a []version of scripture which leaves out many doctrinal verses, e.g. Acts 8:37 NIV; changes the actual tense of verbs, e.g. Jn 21:15-17; and does not leave intact the command to "study" and "rightly divide" scripture II Tim. 2:15, as all modern versions do. And a pat on the back to gb93433, who realizes the control factor of the SBC where the HCSB is involved; sometimes it's all about money. As to the question of why the Director of Sunday School is responsible for finding adequate training material for the entire Body, well, that's just my job and I knew it going in. Again, thanks to all who replied. I intend to investigate these suggested resources fully, and may, as a result, have more questions. Grace and peace...

    [ December 23, 2004, 02:06 PM: Message edited by: rsr ]
     
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    The phrase you used above for modern versions is prohibited on this board. Please consider that in future posts.
     
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    Rebelyell, I would sincerely hope that you refrain from injecting your Sunday School classes with the false doctrine of KJVOism. It surprises me that a Bible college student adheres to a belief which isn't scriptural.
     
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    Then they shouldn't be teaching.
     
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    I would recommend just using the Bible. I, personally, find the Supplemental material to be a waste of money no matter what version they use. I don't see the need for it as long as you have a Bible.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Then they shouldn't be teaching. </font>[/QUOTE]I agree.

    Joseph Botwinick [​IMG]
     
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    There is plenty of good material out there that is based of of other texts. There is also a great deal of poor material out there based off the KJV. The material is supplemental, it can be used with any reasonable translation. Why not gather a bunch of material on a subject, judge it acording to Scripture, take what is good and toss the rest. ( Don't forget to give credit to your sources).
     
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    If this becomes a version debate — on either side — it will be moved to the Translations Forum. Keep that out of here.

    Thank you

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    Teach the teachers to teach by teaching them. What you might do is to find them some good materials and show them how to use them. There is quite a vast array of internet resources.

    Have you ever noticed how so often the SS literature skips over the tough issues anyway? What good is that when people don't have questions on things they already understand?
     
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    I assume you are looking for materials spanning a wide age range, not just adults. Here are some KJV-based SS materials that I know of. They have the handouts, visuals, and such for children.

    Accent- http://www.cookministries.com/curriculum/accent/

    Anchor (from BJU)- http://anchorchurchresources.com/

    Joyful Life (from PCC)- http://joyfullife.abeka.com/

    Regular Baptist Press- http://www.rbpstore.org/


    There is some free dowloadable curriculum available here- http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/ssnotes.htm
     
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    Much thanks to the moderator. I saw this coming in the original post and warned about it, suggesting those type comments be kept on another forum. It's surprising to see so much hostility on this site. People seem to be letting their emotions and opinions rule their theology. Again, thanks so much to those of you who decided to provide useful information. I will check out those resources. To the mod and others who may have been offended by the use of a term referring to modern versions, my apologies, not for my stand, but for my carelessness. That term is used casually and frequently in church discussion, that's why I was not more careful. Again, thanks to all who replied, regardless of intent...
     
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    You are most welcome. Check out the Bible. It is a great resource for Sunday School or Bible Study. [​IMG]

    Joseph Botwinick [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I quite understand the dilemma. It's all well and good to say use the Bible. But try that for a primary boys class or the junior high class. And though my home church is not KJVO, we would not use Sunday School material that wasn't KJV based. Our Adult Bible Study classes are a mix of off the shelf studies (mostly video based lessons-I'm not going to name names on the source), teacher developed topical lessons, and my own through Romans in five years (it's taken me since March 04 to get to 1:12).
     

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