First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Friday, July 29, 2016

Explore the Bible Sunday School Department

Co-Directors:  Tim & Martha Odom
Teachers:  Anthony Adamson, Carol Barclay and Diane Singer
Secretary:  Lucy Glover
Greeter:  Jeanette Fowler
Benevolence: Benita Hines and Sandra Hall
Prayer Ministry:  Ruth Merritt, Eileen Cleveland, Marge Odom & Jackie Huff
Room 253


Teaching Format:  The format our teachers primarily use is teacher-led discussions. The teachers rotate on a monthly basis. We have a brief opening assembly to review prayer needs, to hear praise reports and to acknowledge birthdays. The remaining time is devoted to Bible study. 

Curriculum:  We are a Spirit-led, Bible-centered Department. We use "Explore the Bible" dated literature, published by Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. This curriculum provides for a study through the Bible in a nine year cycle. The 1998 Statement of The Baptist Faith and Message is the doctrinal guideline. Scripture is taken from the New International Bible. We occasionally use optional studies; primarily those suggested in our literature.

Mission Project:  Our Sunday School Class ladies cook on Wednesdays for Huntsville Hospital's Blount Hospitality House.  We spend time meeting and talking with the people who are staying there (those who need hospital services or are having family member currently in the hospital).  Our class members collect new and gently used books, magazines and DVD's and box and ship them to U.S. Military men and women who are currently serving overseas.  Several of our members also participate in home and foreign mission projects.

Social Activities:  Our  class activities include occasional after-church restaurant outings, Christmas Parties, movie nights with finger foods, etc.  We try to have at least two or three of these type functions each year.


Explore the Bible Class Teaching Schedule
Winter 2015-2016
Matthew 1-13



Explore the Bible Class Teaching Schedule

Winter 2015 - 2016


Study of Matthew (Part 1)



1.       Dec 6             The Way Prepared          Matthew 3:1-12       Anthony Adamson

2.       Dec 13           The King Arrives            Matthew 1:18-25     Anthony Adamson

3.       Dec 20           The King Worshiped      Matthew 2:1-12       Judy Rollins

4.       Dec 27           The King Tempted          Matthew 4:1-10      Carol Barclay



5.    Jan 3               The King’s Expectations       Matthew 5:1-16     Diane Singer

6.    Jan 10            Approaching the King            Matthew 6:5-18     Diane Singer

7.    Jan 17            Carrying His Values               Matthew 5:17-22, 43-45     Diane Singer

8.    Jan 24            Two Paths, One Choice          Matthew 7:13-21, 24-27     Diane Singer

9.    Jan 31            Faith Demonstrated                 Matthew 8:5-13    Diane Singer


10. Feb 7             In His Service               Matthew 9:35 – 10:8       Anthony Adamson

11. Feb 14           An Open Invitation       Matthew 11:20-30          Anthony Adamson

12. Feb 21           What’s the Sign?      Matthew 12:38-42               Anthony Adamson

13. Feb 28           Access Granted          Matthew 13:1-13               Anthony Adamson