05: Lesson Questions by JG
Joyce Griffith

The following questions may be helpful to you in presenting the lesson to a class, at home, or alone. They are provided with the hope that they stir you to think and pray and not just react. Each set of questions corresponds to a section of the SSNET Lesson Guide, for this week Lesson 5. … [Click to read more …]

Was that funny?
Joyce Griffith

“I liked that joke the pastor told in the sermon this morning,” Rolly said during lunch at home after the church service. “Didn’t you?” He shot a look at his dad and then his mom. “Joke?” repeated Dad. “I didn’t hear a joke.” “Honey, you were late getting to the sanctuary today,” Rolly’s mom said. … [Click to read more …]

Ordained as Priests
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“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;  Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight!” Isaiah 5:20-21, NASB Today, most Christian denominations are hierarchical in structure with layers of clergy … [Click to read more …]

Is It Time for a Requiem?
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“At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.” Matthew 27:51-52, NIV Have you ever told someone that you were spiritual but not religious? Or … [Click to read more …]

The Sanctuary As a Model
Joyce Griffith

Sometimes we get confused about the sanctuary as described in Scripture. Is the earthly sanctuary of Old Testament times an exact replica of the heavenly sanctuary? If so, why? Do God and the angels need a visual representation of God’s holiness when they have the very presence of God Himself with them? Certainly the items … [Click to read more …]

Rosalie Zinke – Worship Lesson Author
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Rosalie H Zinke, the lesson author of Worship, the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide for the third quarter of 2011, previously authored Sabbath School lessons for the fourth quarter 1983 entitled Songs of Experience and the first quarter 1991, called Crisis, Change and Challenge on the book of Samuel. (You will find the author … [Click to read more …]

04: The Sanctuary and Worship – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

See Rejoicing Before the Lord: The Sanctuary and Worship (July 23) Key Thought: The sanctuary worship services centered on God’s provisions to save us from sin and make us holy on a daily basis. 1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 25:1-9. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea … [Click to read more …]

The Sanctuary and Worship
Joyce Griffith

This week we are looking closely at the holy sanctuary, a subject that is fascinating to all Christians who base their faith on the whole Bible. Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself as you read and study the workings of the sanctuary in the desert as told in Exodus and Deuteronomy. … [Click to read more …]

Delighting in Sin
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Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father’s nakedness and told his two brothers outside. But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; … [Click to read more …]

03: The Sabbath and Worship- Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: Sabbath worship immortalizes God’s act of Creation, delivers us from sin, and gives us restoration to holiness. [See Lesson 3: The Sabbath and Worship] 1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 20:11. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B. Why did God … [Click to read more …]