Justice and Mercy in the Old Testament – Discussion Questions
Joyce Griffith

Justice

Mercy to the needy. You were probably touched by the story in the lesson about the child who was treated so kindly by a woman that in amazement he said, “Are you God’s wife?” Isn’t that our primary role in today’s world–to let God’s love show in what we do so strongly that people marvel … [Click to read more …]

Restoring Dominion – Discussion Questions
Joyce Griffith

Nankeen Kestrel

1. Restoring Dominion. What a shock it must have been to see the earth and its inhabitants crumble and fall. What do you think Adam and Eve missed the most about their marvelous life in the Garden of Eden? How do you feel about the idea presented in the lesson that Adam’s dominion passed on … [Click to read more …]

The Church in Community – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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1.  Does the church have a role in the community?  Should the church be a deep and personal part of Christian life? What’s wrong with just trying to do good and be good and read the Bible and not have to associate with a church–much less the rest of the people of the community? What … [Click to read more …]

Crucified and Risen – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

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Jesus or Barabbas. Imagine the possible outcome of the life of Barabbas, chosen by the government to go free while Jesus was crucified. Was anything good about Barabbas ever mentioned in Scripture? What did Pilate hope upon hope would happen when the people saw the innocent Jesus compared with the corrupted and evil Barabbas? What did so … [Click to read more …]

Jesus’ Last Days – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

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Free will. Could Jesus have chosen another course? Could He have sidestepped the brutal treatment He received and returned unscathed to the heavenly home He loved so much? Could He have acknowledged the awfulness of sin without dying from its consequences? If He could have, why didn’t He? You and I possess free will just as Jesus … [Click to read more …]

Last Day Events – discussion questions
Joyce Griffith

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Blind Guides. Here is a picture of lapis luzili.  What significance can we place on this beautiful gem in the offering of the covenant between God and His people? (See the lesson guide.) How astonished do you think the top leaders of the new nation were to behold God? How did they respond? How long did their … [Click to read more …]

Jesus in Jerusalem – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Discussion starters for Lesson 10: Jesus in Jerusalem    1. The rejected one would become the chief cornerstone. Have you ever wondered how Jesus was able to tolerate the abuse and misunderstanding that marred His ministry on earth? Why did He allow Himself to be brought so low? Was He not fully qualified to be the … [Click to read more …]

Lord of Jews and Gentiles – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Christ the Creator

Discussion Starters for Lesson 7, May 7-13, 2016 Memory text… “‘I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles’” (Isaiah 42:6, NIV).  Does it trouble you at all … [Click to read more …]

Resting in Christ – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Resting or Resisting. Jesus during His life on earth kept the commandments of God, including the Sabbath commandment. Does this mean that the Sabbath has remained unchanged?What is the root meaning of the Sabbath as presented by God in Scripture? Do you believe the seventh day is the Sabbath, created by God for eternity? If … [Click to read more …]

The Seen and Unseen War – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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None greater than John the Baptist. What is the “unseen reality” that has a great impact on our lives? Why is there a screen hiding our view from the controversy between Christ and Satan?Or is there such a screen? Do we need to understand all the details of the Plan of Salvation before we can understand … [Click to read more …]