8 Comrades in Arms – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Memory Text: “And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?’” Who is talking in this text? Why is there such a sense of amazement about Jesus’ power of speaking? Satan couldn’t force Jesus to … [Click to read more …]

7 Jesus’ Teaching and the Great Controversy – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

Peace

“I will give you rest.” How does the “great controversy” play out in your life? Do you ever feel tired of the fight and even tempted to give up as you continue to confront the evil one with his big bag of temptations? What is “great” about the controversy between Christ and Satan? “Great” as in wondrous … [Click to read more …]

6. Victory in the Wilderness – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

Restoration

Immanuel or Emmanuel? What is the difference in meaning or use between these two words? Or is there any?  Did the devil ever control or own the earth? If so, when? how? What is his influence over the earth now?  Should we be afraid of soon-coming events? David Tasker, the author of this quarter’s lessons, says … [Click to read more …]

5. The Controversy Continues – Questions for Discussion
Joyce Griffith

Heart-Battle-web

1. Choosing those qualified to fight wickedness. Why does God seem to choose insignificant folks like Nehemiah and Ruth to play key roles in the war against evil? What should be the primary focus of our thinking before we arrive at the day of deliverance?  2. David, Goliath and Bathsheba. There’s a trio to contend with! Our lesson points … [Click to read more …]

4 Conflict and Crisis: The Judges – Discussion topics
Joyce Griffith

Justice

The Judges. What comes to mind when you think of the time when God’s people were ruled not by ministers or prophets or kings but by judges? Insurrection? Devotion? Rebellion? Isn’t it true that some of the judges were righteous? What can we learn from them? The time of the judges was negative in some ways, … [Click to read more …]

Lesson 2: Crisis in Eden – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Serpent

Memory Verse: “‘And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel’” (Genesis 3:15, NKJV). To whom is God speaking? How far-reaching is the promise of this prophecy? Should we cling to God to avoid the crisis? Or can … [Click to read more …]

Lesson 1: Crisis in Heaven – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

WarHeaven

“Salvation Belongs to our God.” How did sin happen? In a perfect world with a perfect God full of love for every living being, how was sin in all its horrible aspects able to invade? Why did God’s two beings created in His image turn from His ways to choose the ways of the evil … [Click to read more …]

13: Lessons from Jeremiah – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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A Branch of Righteousness. What beautiful promise does the Lord share with Jeremiah to give him a sense of stability and strength as he enters the final phases of his ministry? Is this the only prophecy in the Old Testament of the coming of a Savior to this earth? See the next-to-last paragraph on the … [Click to read more …]

Back to Egypt, – Discussion questions
Joyce Griffith

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Memory text: “May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with everything the Lord your God sends to tell us.” Jeremiah 42:25 NIV A sad, sad conclusion to a heroic prophet’s life and witness. Day after day he prayed for guidance, and day after day … [Click to read more …]

11 The Covenant – Thoughts for Discussion
Joyce Griffith

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The Covenants. Were you just a bit surprised to see the introductory comment in our lesson guide stating that there is only one covenant? Have you struggled in school to learn the difference between the 1st and 2nd covenants? The old and the new? Have you ever been confused about the New Covenant occurring in … [Click to read more …]