The Lesson Overview is basically an outline . . . Think of it as the "nuts and bolts" of each lesson.

Biblical Passage While other passages often find their way into a lesson, the biblical passage is the main focus.

Supporting Scripture The supporting scripture often provides context to, gives additional insight to, or reiterates the message of the biblical passage in additional places of Scripture.

Memory Verse The memory verse is a key verse that illustrates the biblical truth of the lesson. It usually originates from the biblical passage but may be from an additional passage.

Biblical Truth The biblical truth is the central foundation of the lesson. It comes directly from the biblical passage and drives the formation of learning goals.

Context The context section gives the context of the current lesson in regards to its surrounding lessons. It may also provide a glimpse of the historical or literary context of the biblical passage.

Learning Goals The learning goals help teachers understand what the lesson seeks to accomplish. The first learning goal is the driving purpose of the Explore section of the teaching plan and is concerned with biblical knowledge. The second learning goal pertains is the Transform section and is concerned with life application.

Prayer Suggestions The prayer suggestions provide specific ideas for the teacher to pray during the week for his or her students. These ideas are based on the goals and truths of the lesson.

Biblical Passage

Hebrews 11:8-16

Supporting Passage

Psalm 90:2

Memory Verse

Hebrews 11:16

Biblical Truth

Heaven’s creation and history teach us about our future home.


The history of Heaven is intertwined with the history of God. And God lives above the timeline of human history. He has always existed, so the same can be said of Heaven.

Learning Goals

Exploring Goal: Students will understand the timeless nature of Heaven as our eternal home.
Transforming Goal: Students will focus more on eternity and live by daily considering its hope.

Prayer Suggestions

As you prepare to teach this lesson, pray for your students.

  • Pray they will see God's ways, especially in light of eternity, are always best.
  • Pray that they will seek God's purposes in all of life.
  • Pray that holiness will be a priority in their personal lives.