Key Benefits of Good Questions Have Groups Talking:
By the way using the strategy of fellowship and a
decent lesson we have grown from 12 to 40 in 2 and a half years. By
using Good Questions Have Groups Talking there is always something that penetrates my
spirit and sets my mind to work. Josh Hunt's Good Questions, try it. Your
teaching will be anointed!
God has utilized the Lesson's from Good Questions to
minister to us. The questions are really good for facilitating
meaningful conversation. Our class grew from 10 people to more than 40
in one year!!! We don't have a room big enough for us now. The format
saves us time in preparation in order that we might be able to work on
the ministry needs of our class.
I love using your lessons. I use them almost every
Sunday. They really do get the conversation going. I usually learn more
from my class input in 45 minutes than I do studying the background
info, for hours, on each lesson. These lessons nearly always provide
insight I would never have seen. Thank you for taking the time to
write these lesson questions. I believe my presentation would be a lot
less interesting without your help.
I have started an outreach Bible study in our gym
during the Sunday School hour. I am training our Bible study leaders to
use your Good Questions that go with the LifeWay’s Life Truths
series. I have trained 10 people to be table leaders for three weeks and
we are now ready for outreach. Our goal is to have 100 new Bible study
members by starting new classes around “round tables”. So far we can
report enrolling 3 new members and the discussions that have ensued have
been “stimulating” and “discipling” (if you allow me to coin a new
word). Your Good Questions save me a great deal of time and have
been utilized to train new leaders to teach through directed discussion
of God’s Word. Thank you very much for your ministry.
I have used lessons from www.joshhunt.com probably for about as long as the website was
launched….maybe 10+ years ago? Time flies when you’re having fun! If
you’re looking for something to supplement or replace traditional Bible
study lessons (read: snoozers), then I’ve always found great ideas from
Josh’s lesson outlines. Most often I can use them pretty much as is—and
the adult classes (young couples and now middle-age couples) I’ve taught
always get into the discussion and are personally involved in the
learning process. My suggestion is to take Josh’s lessons and add a
pertinent comic strip from www.frankandearnest.com (you can search by topic) and you’re good to
go. Thanks, Josh.
I am pleased to praise and commend the lessons I have
used from your Good Questions for the last six or seven years. Your
lessons invariably stimulate me to become more diligent as I make
preparations to teach. The thoughtful and thought provoking questions
promote discussion and many times motivate students who have studied to
actually teach the lesson to each other and open my mind and heart
to Biblical truths I had not considered during my preparations. I am
completely confident that far more is learned and acted upon through
discussion than through my teaching.
Your lesson helps from The Good Questions are the best
resource I have found for helping me in the Sunday School class. They
save time preparation time, and the questions often change the course of
discussion in the classroom.
I teach a couple's class, age range from late 20's to
early 40's. I was looking for a way to liven up my class when I
discovered Mr. Hunt's "Good Questions". What a transformation has occurred
in the people! Not only in the class attendees but in myself! These
lessons get almost every one involved in the discussions. A God-send,
for sure! No more boring lectures! Thanks, Mr. Hunt, for all you do.
If you liked sitting in class listening to a boring
professor go on forever and you think your Sunday School students enjoy
that too, then these lessons aren't for you! On the other hand, if you
enjoy leading a lively discussion about a particular passage of
scripture, these lessons will prompt your class to think and then ask
great questions. The resulting discussions are honest and from the
These lessons really get the conversation going. These
lessons nearly always provide insight I would never have seen.
Small groups are not about hearing each week from a
gifted teacher. Instead, they are about people discussing the truths and
principles of scripture in a way that helps them connect and build
community. Josh's questions help to create an atmosphere of learning
from the word and growing in our relationships with one another.
My name is Roy Howell and I am the Sunday School
Director at Beaumont Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC. I have a
standing rule that if a teacher is going to be out, for whatever the
reason, they are to call me to let me know. This is so I can be sure
someone is in place to teach. In doing so, I have found that I am the
one that becomes the teacher. I have used your Good Questions many times
in the short amount of time that I have been a member to put together a
lesson and used the questions to keep the class going.
Whether looking for added teaching helps, insights
into how to get group members talking, or last minute lesson ideas,
hands down Josh Hunt’s Good Quesions is one of the greatest resources for
pastor’s and teachers on the internet. I would recommend this site to
anyone looking for informative and challenging bible lessons that
facilitate dynamic interaction and discussion geared around relevant and
The question to start our lesson (ie name and your
favorite flower) have worked really well. It seems to make a visitors
feel comfortable. The questions you develop really get thought going.
I can’t imagine teaching my single adult class without
your lesson questions. They are often the spark to get the discussion
fire going. I usually find a nugget in the verses that I would never
have thought about without your insight. Thank you for your
faithfulness to study the Word and share your good questions with other
Enjoy the lesson plans and appreciate your time and ability. Here are a couple of thoughts I had.
I have used Good Quesions for a couple of years or
more and have found it to be a valuable resource for my adult bible
class.. The questions are always pertinent and evoke a good response
from the class. Further, using Good Questions reduces the time I
have to invest in lesson preparation each week. I hope to use Good Questions for as long as I am able to teach.
We just started a our class this past fall, after
about two weeks I signed up for your questions. These lessons really
get the conversation going and have helped us keep everyone interested
in the class. Our class has a wide range in age, we are from 18 years
old (just out of high school) to our mid 30's. The class had 1 person
and another teacher last year, and now we have 10 on role. The growth
has be so great that the class across the hall has asked us what we are
doing. We have been more than happy to share what we have done with
I have taught Sunday School for over 20 years and I
have used Good Questions for a number of years
now. They are an invaluable part of our lesson every week. I feel, as
you do, that Sunday School class is more beneficial when multiple
viewpoints and life experiences are shared. The questions tend to draw
these impressions out of the class and allow open conversation rather
than a one dimensional viewpoint coming only from the teacher. Thanks
for this study help as it not only makes my job easier but has allowed
us to have a more fruitful class experience.
Josh, I personally use your Good Questions every week in
preparation for the Sunday School class. We study the Explore the Bible
series and your comments and discussion questions make for great
"filler" topics for each week. Thanks for putting the time in to help
with each lesson. Please don't stop what you do, your questions are
I really enjoy using these lessons. I teach an adult
class from age 30 to almost 90. These lessons get a great conversation
started and bridge all generation gaps. Thank you.
As you can tell I’ve been using your lessons for some
time now. I particularly enjoy the thought stimulating questions
included in the lessons. I use your lessons as the starting point (and
it’s a big starting point) for mine and then research and cross
reference using PC Study Bible, Greek-Hebrew interlinear, and the
internet. I really appreciate the variety of lessons to choose from and
the varying length of the series. Sometimes I don’t want to start a 13
week series! It certainly helps when I need a substitute because the
lesson can be taught with as much or as little additional work as time
allows. Thanks so much.
I am always looking for insight to compliment my class
presentation. The lessons in Josh's Good Quesions contain questions that people
want to answer. I have taught college students, young marrieds, empty
nesters, and currently I am teaching our seniors (70+). In every case I
have found the "Good Questions" helpful.
Josh, I like the lesson plans a lot because they allow
me time to study background material along with my bible text to fill in
the lesson plan and make it more complete and also get the other
classmates involved with life application stories. Just this week we
were talking about value of human life and our pastors wife (she is only
25) told a wonderful story about her baby sister (17 years) and the
threat of being diagnosed with spina bifada before birth. Her mother had
the child and she is perfectly normal and is a beautiful tall young lady
today. Thanks Josh for ideas that challenge us.
I love the questions that you give every week for the
adult Bible study lessons. Many of the questions give me new insight to
an application that I had not considered. Your questions cause the
student to think a new thought, or apply God’s word to their life in a
As the pastor of a small church, over the years I have
been blessed by the ministry of the lessons prepared by Josh Hunt. Often
I have found an excellent study to use with a home Bible Study group or
adult Sunday School class.
I find the lessons very helpful.
We use Good Quesitons to provide our equippers with
a set of thought provoking questions to stimulate a productive and
learning lesson. It also gives a challenge each week to our equippers
to plan fellowships on a regular basis.
God has commanded us to do two things: love Him and
love one another. The interactions you have given us help us draw
closer to the Lord and to one another. They engage us in conversations
that encourage as well as educate. Let's face it, too many Bible study
classes are too predictable to be interesting and too impractical to be
applied. Thanks for all you have done for us and for others around the
I am only too glad to voice a word of endorsement for
your lessons. Every item you mentioned is certainly true and I would say
that all of them are reasons that a Sunday School Teacher who wants to
do their best ought to be using them. One other reason that I like them
is that so many times they have caused me to take a second look at a
verse of scripture to find that there is a deeper question to ponder
than just the "standard" meaning that most are used to applying to that
verse. May our Lord and the Holy Spirit continue to lead in your life.
Thank you for your ministry in this special area.
These lessons worked great for priming the pump to
start discussions in Chapel Bible Study groups when I was deployed in
support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Your helps are a huge treasure trove in presenting
lessons that engage and connect adults to the Bible and also to each
other. I know many other teachers at First Baptist who have also come to
appreciate how your lesson questions help them consider new ideas and
directions. These questions are so memorable that attendees keep these
in mind all week. Keep up the great work!
I teach Adults in their 30s. I use the lesson helps
almost every Sunday. They drastically shorten my lesson preparation
times and get people talking. People really respond to the
conversational style of teaching. The lesson helps epitomize Proverbs
27:17 - "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." NIV With
the lesson helps, I have grown from a half-decent teacher to a good
teacher who teaches better than half-decent lessons. Keep up the great
work for the glory of God.
I have been a frequent user od Good Questions for a
few years now as a Sunday School teacher of adults between the ages of
30 and 60. The lessons have been invaluable in not only providing me
with many questions I use but also in fueling my creative juices in
coming up with questions and approaches of my own. My background has
been straight teaching but since I have used this resource in my class
the feedback has been outstanding. The students love the level of
interaction and it is great to see minds actively at work together.
I've been a Josh Hunt fan for several years...since
the publication of his first book. What most attracted me to Josh's
vision was his approach to teaching. Rather than advocating the often
pretentious style of lecturing ("let me show you what I know"), Josh
compels teachers to lead with questions, the type that "get people
talking". Where Good Questions has been most valuable to me is in
the days after I've completed my lesson preparation. I'll look at
Josh's questions and see if, in his study of the same texts, he has come
up with a type of question that I have missed or not previously
considered. In other words, I use Good Questions as sort of an
"outside the box" resource to give me a second set of eyes on the topic
as I am polishing my lesson.
I teach an adult Sunday School Class and use The
Good Questions each and every week. They have worked out great for our
We’ve just begun using Good Questions, but the
response from my teachers has been overwhelmingly positive! Even some
of our “older groups” have been positive. While the teachers are
obviously unable to utilize all the questions, they have been excited
about “picking and choosing” to jumpstart their lesson discussions.
Good job, Bro. Josh!
For several years, my wife, Beverly, and I have
team-taught an adult couples Sunday School class at East Sherman Baptist
Church, Sherman, Texas. We have found Josh Hunt's teaching helps to be
most helpful, not only in providing us with additional insight into the
Scripture study, but also encouraging class participation through the
use of his study questions.
As a minister of education and trainer for
adult Sunday School teachers, I like these lessons because
I like Josh's lessons from the Bible because he asks
good, open ended questions. It's pretty easy to teach something in a
lecture mood. It is quite another thing to come up with insightful,
thought provoking questions that stimulate discussion in a classroom
setting. His questions engage the class and take them to a deeper
My teaching style is leading a class through directed
discussion. Josh's questions (whether it's the "ice breakers" or the
"meatier" questions) help spur class members to join in on that
I have just recently renewed our subscription. Since
we started using Good Questions (about three years ago), it has become
an extremely valuable tool for our teachers and leaders. Thanks for
helping us accomplish our mission in teaching the Word!
The ideas from Good Questions always give me fresh,
new ideas to assist in my Sunday School lesson preparation. Many of
these ideas are things I would have never thought of. These ideas
stimulate class interaction and discussion, which in turn, result in
positive feedback and spiritual growth ini my class members.
I provide the questions from Good Questions to all
of my adult department teachers (46). The number one comment I receive
from them is: “These questions really help when I have to get a last
minute substitute. They encourage discussion and get the dialogue
moving in my class.” As a Minister of Education, I want to say thank
you to Josh Hunt for providing this service. It sure make my job a
Josh, I have been using your lessons in my preparation for teaching an adult Sunday school class for years. I use a group study method of teaching, dividing the text into two to four sections and preparing questions for each section. The class is divided into the appropriate number of groups and challenged to answer the questions based on their assigned text and then report their conclusions to the remainder of the class. I often use some of your questions along with some of my own to get the students involved in studying the Bible text to find answers, which is a skill all Christians need. I do look at other sources, including Lifeway's online sources. However, the final questions used are tailored to my perception of the needs of the class. I teach median to senior adults in a small Southern Baptist church in Wisconsin.
Josh Hunt’s “Good Questions” is a wonderful supplement
and enhancement to our Bible Study experience at Zion Baptist Church .
These lessons always provide insight into the focal passage and really
connect the learner through thought-provoking conversation.
I use Good Questions every Sunday in preparing to
teach my Sunday School Class. These lessons spark conversation about the
passage we are studying. And, when people are in dialogue they are
I am not a member of the clergy. I am a lay member
who teaches an adult Sunday School class. I’ve tried lectures and slick
power point presentations, but nothing stimulates thoughtful
conversation in my class like the lessons and questions that I find in
the Josh’s Good Questions. Thanks for providing such a powerful resource.
My husband and I find the questions very helpful. We
use them every Sunday for small group discussions in our SS class of
nearly 40 people. By putting sheets of questions on the tables, it
allows for 6 discussions to go on at one time. Everyone who wishes to
participate gets a chance. These questions seem to make the lessons more
applicable to our lives. What good is it to know the Bible and not
think through as to what it means to us today? We see such a benefit to
having the discussions. New people are more quickly brought into the
group because they are interacting from their first visit. Everyone is
a participant instead of a spectator. It would be hard to go back to a
lecture class in which there is only a minimal amount of interaction.
I personally chose your literature to use in teachers
meetings, to pass on occasionally to our Sunday School Director, and for
use in other areas of our church. Your literature seems to target areas
of growth and potential that I see in our area. Since I have only been
at this location for a short time, I am eager to use and apply as much
as I can to see our Sunday School grow because I believe that Sunday
School is still the outreach arm or the church. We hope to be able to
send you some better figures six monthd later. Yours In Christ
I've been using the lessons/questions from Josh for
over a year now and I haven't been disappointed. As a pastor I spend a
lot of time on sermon preparation and ministry. I teach a SS class that
I call the Pairs and Spares. They are made up of couples and singles in
their 30's. These questions have opened up a lot of discussion among the
class. What I have found is that somewhere during the lesson there
comes a "teachable" moment. Most often that moment occurs as different
people answer the questions and the lights start coming on in their
hearts. Josh's lessons have been a big help in my ministry. I encourage
you to give it a try...I believe you'll like it.
I just want to write you and let you know how much I
enjoy using The Good Questions. I teach a class of 40 adults, ages 40 to
60, each Sunday. Because I teach most of the time I need your lessons
that correspond to the Lifeway Explore the Bible series not only for
lesson preparation but just to get the conversation going. I am not a
lecture teacher but one who insists that the people participate and you
know something, with the questions that a part of your lessons, I have
never had any trouble getting people to take part in the discussions.
Your lessons also provide us with valuable insight to the section of the
Bible we are studying. I would be lost without these lessons so continue
on and I thank the Lord for you.
I use your lesson help almost every week. The
questions are great for getting discussion started in my class. I teach
the 20-30 year old young married adult class at Anthony Grove Baptist
Church, Crouse, NC. Thanks for the help.
I like these lessons because they are practical,
relevant, and bring the Scriptures to life in our home Bible studies.
I have found them helpful. I have taught Sunday School
in a "lecture" format and found people with eyes glassed over struggling
to pay attention...not sure if this is due to my uninteresting lessons
at times, Sunday School being early or the format in general. I have
found that a class full of discussion and engaging conversation about
the scripture is one that most everyone seems to enjoy more than a
lecture or a second sermon on Sunday morning. Because of this, I like
your format for a Sunday School class...one that engages people and gets
them thinking about what the Bible is saying and how they can apply it
practically to their lives. This helps us to do exactly what scripture
says...to exhort the brethren. When we hear each others experiences of
faith and how God's word has helped us, it encourages us along our way.
I tend to use many of your questions, my own and some from other Sunday
School literature to help me put together my final lesson. I do believe
that all of your bullet points listed below apply at one level or
another. Thanks for the great lessons.
I have been teaching adult Sunday School classes now for about 25 years and from my vantage point, the learning culture of our day has changed dramatically. Christian adults spend far too little time reading scripture as a practice, perhaps as a result of the amazing pace our society has chosen to adopt, perhaps because we have "automated" every process.
However, Christian adults have not lost their interest
in understanding Biblical truth and how to apply it to their lives. I
have found through verbal engagement with the truth as it is presented
from scrioture adults will deeply comprehend scripture much more readily
and discover through the process how truth can impact their lives. I
have as well seen open discussion as a non-threatening way for
non-Church adults to engage Christians and Christian truth
comfortably. Your lesson materials have helped make this possible. They
allow me to either build entire lessons around your questions or use the
questions intersperced with other lesson outlines so that adults can
engage each other and Biblical truth.
Josh Hunt’s questions help me to focus on the key
point(s) of the scripture and the lesson.
The Good Questions is a quick easy access resource that
complements almost any lesson. The lessons provide a great easy to use
resource to pass along to any one who needs to step in, even at the last
moment to teach a class. There are two resources that I turn to the
most in lesson preparation – Good Questions and the Serendipity
Bible. Both are excellent in guiding learners into God’s word and to
draw out their life experiences as it relates to His word.
The lessons save me much time and provide questions
that stimulate discussion. I also get insight that had not previously
occurred to me as I studied. Thanks for your great contributions to my
As a Sunday School Teacher, Good Questions
cause me to “dig deeper” as I prepare during the week. When class time
arrives, I feel more prepared and the questions stimulate class
discussion and cause each person to examine their own lives and
I teach a group of married couples and widows
age 65 to eternity. The group includes former Southern Baptist
missionaries, retired pastors and their wife's as well as other well
read church members. I teach by getting the class to discuss various
parts of the lesson and your material is very effective in this area.
Thank you for taking the time and effort to prepare the material for me.
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