04: Creation, a Biblical Theme – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought Questions for Creationm, A Biblical Theme January 23, 2013] 1. Genesis 2. Do you consider the first chapter of Genesis to be the only official account of creation? What about Genesis 2? Did Jesus consider both accounts to be valid? How do we know? In what ways would the story of the birth of … [Click to read more …]

03: The Creation Completed – Thoughts Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Creation Completed January 16, 2013] 1. Finished. Do you think God was exhausted when He finished the work of creation on this earth? Or was he enormously relieved and filled with satisfaction? What is the most important benefit of the Sabbath–to God? to man? Does a Sabbath day of rest fit best … [Click to read more …]

02: Creation: Forming the World – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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The first three days of creation (Genesis 1:1-11) [Thought questions for Creation: Forming the World January 9, 2013] 1. He formed the earth.  What does the Creation belief do for you as a Christian? Does the fact that the God who made you loves you with an everlasting love affect your worship of Him? Has … [Click to read more …]

01: Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Jesus, Creator of Heaven and Earth January 2, 2013] 1. Jesus the Creator of heaven and earth. Do you believe that Jesus created the heaven and earth? Does everyone you are discussing this week’s lesson with have a similar belief? Do you know of any Seventh-day Adventist who does not believe that … [Click to read more …]

13: When All Things Become New – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for When All Things Become New December 17, 2012] 1. What is utopia? Does the word ‘utopia” remind you of an ideal world where you would like to live? Or is the thought you associate most with “utopia” an unrealistic dream of a never-ever land? What about the millennium? Will that be utopia? What is … [Click to read more …]

12: Last Things: Jesus and the Saved – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Last Things: Jesus and the Saved December 19, 2012] 1. Pivot point: The cross. How were people saved before the cross? Or were they? Is the cross symbolic? If so, what does it symbolize? What does it mean? What is the reality behind the symbol? When in human history did God begin … [Click to read more …]

11: The Christian Life – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Christian Life December 12, 2012]  1. The Christian. What is a Christian? By that definition, are you a Christian? Are you saved by your faith as a Christian? or by your works? What did the apostle James think about faith compared to works in the Christian life? Was he a legalist? … [Click to read more …]

10: The Law and the Gospel – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Law and the Gospel December 5, 2012] 1. The law and the gospel. Do the words “law” and “gospel” seem somewhat contradictory? Why? Does the concept of “love” belong to both the law and the gospel? Under all circumstances? Under any circumstances? When you’re in love, deeply in love, with someone, … [Click to read more …]