Mentoring and Coaching vs Grooming
avatar

A while back I was watching my favorite show at the time, Unsolved Mysteries. This episode was about a young boy who was mentored by a young man. Since it was Unsolved Mysteries, where we’re often told to call the 1-800-876-5353 number (still works btw) to catch the bad guys, I was bracing myself for the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Walking on Water
avatar

Jesus Rescues Peter

In their time with Jesus, the disciples saw many remarkable things, although few of them can compare with the events described in Matthew 14:13-33, Mark 6:30-52, and John 6:1-21. Jesus used five small loaves of bread and two fish to feed more than 5,000 people. Again, what must have been going on in their minds … [Click to read more …]

1. The Person of Peter – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

The Person of Peter. Would Peter be a well-liked member of your congregation? What kind of a character was he? How can his mistakes help you and me in our life’s struggles? Was Peter a born leader? Are you ready to walk with Peter for the next several weeks as we consider the path he left … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Confessing the Christ
avatar

Believing in Jesus

One of the grand moments in the story of Jesus occurred in a dialogue with Peter. Jesus just had been dealing with some of the scribes and Pharisees who had been challenging Him to give them a sign, something to prove who He was (see Matt. 16:1-4). Then, later, alone with the disciples, Jesus talked … [Click to read more …]

13th Sabbath Offering for the West-Central Africa Division
avatar

At the beginning of a new quarter, it’s time to plan for our 13th Sabbath offering which will go to the West-Central Africa Division. In this post you will find some patterns for making 13th-Sabbath offering boxes for your family or for your whole church. “The Adventist Church is built on mission. Our commission comes from … [Click to read more …]

Lesson Notes for Feed My Sheep – First & Second Peter
avatar

Sabbath School Lesson Notes is a simple but nicely formatted Word file (.docx format) with the entire quarters weekly and daily lesson titles, memory verses and space to fill out notes for your personal study of the lesson. At the end of the week it can be printed out and taken to class to either … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Person of Peter
avatar

Peter sinking in water

Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 5:1-11; Matt. 16:13-17; Matt. 14:22-33; Luke 22:31-34, Luke 22:54-62; Gal. 2:9, Galatians 2:11-14. Memory Text: “But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’ And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and … [Click to read more …]

Introduction to Quarter: Feeding the Sheep
avatar

Because our study this quarter is on 1 Peter and 2 Peter, we are reading the words of someone who was with Jesus at most of the important moments in His ministry. Peter was also someone who had become a prominent leader among the earliest Christians. These facts alone would make his letters worth reading. … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Work of the Holy Spirit
avatar

Read selections of Ellen G. White, Ye Shall Receive Power, especially the October section “Ready for the Spirit.” We can summarize the activity of the Holy Spirit by saying that the Holy Spirit works harmoniously together with God the Father and God the Son to accomplish our salvation. The Holy Spirit awakens us from our … [Click to read more …]