The Secret to Effective Ministry

Eye opener

There is a way to move from an average Sabbath School class to an extraordinary Sabbath School experience. There is a way to move from simply relaying biblical information to reaching hearts. Here’s the secret – which is really not a secret. Like(16)(0) … [Click to read more …]

01: Our Loving Heavenly Father – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker


Key Thought : God has expressed His love for us at the cross of Calvary. The Father loves us, He is compassionate and merciful. [Lesson Plan for Our Loving Heavenly Father June 30, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 7:9-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Love of Our Heavenly Father

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Jesus came to emphasize what the Old Testament had already affirmed: the Father looks at us with incomparable love (Jer. 31:3, Ps. 103:13). Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! (1 John 3:1, NKJV). It is amazing that the Almighty God, who rules … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Our Father in Heaven

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Father was not a new name for God. The Old Testament sometimes presented Him as our Father (Isa. 63:16; 64:8; Jer. 3:4, 19; Ps. 103:13). However, it was not the most used name for Him. For Israel, the personal name of God was YHWH (probably pronounced Yahweh), which appears more than six thousand eight hundred … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Our Loving Heavenly Father


Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 7:9-11, John 14:8-10, Luke 15:11-24, Matt. 6:25-34, Heb. 9:14. Memory Text: Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him (1 John 3:1, NKJV). Jesus delighted … [Click to read more …]

The Teachings of Jesus – An Introduction to 2014c lessons

Courtesy of CG Sabbath School Department

The Divine Teacher Most of us probably remember a great teacher who made an impact on our lives, whom we admired and appreciated. Some teachers transcend their own times and continue to influence subsequent generations. Outstanding teachers have decisively impacted life and thought and are often universally recognized. Jesus, of course, was the greatest Teacher … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: A Place to Share

Stephanie Behrendt
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When Stephanie found life difficult in her public school in Denmark, her parents enrolled her in the local Adventist school. The family wasn’t Adventist, but Stephanie quickly made friends and settled in to her new school. The school’s religious teachings in Bible class seemed strange, but Stephanie’s new friends talked to her about their faith, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ’s Kingdom and the Law


Further Study: Ellen G. White, Without a Wedding Garment, pp. 307-319, in Christ’s Object Lessons. “Satan had claimed that it was impossible for man to obey God’s commandments; and in our own strength it is true that we cannot obey them. But Christ came in the form of humanity, and by His perfect obedience He … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Law in the Kingdom

Of all the harsh consequences of sin, death has been the most persistent. Sin can be overcome, Satan can be resisted, but with just two known exceptions (Enoch, Elijah) out of billions, who has escaped the inevitability of death? When it comes to death, wrote an ancient philosopher, we human beings all live in an … [Click to read more …]