11 Peter on the Great Controversy – Discussion Questions
Joyce Griffith

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Peter the scoffer repents and changes. Remember Peter at the crucifixion of Jesus? “Oh, no,” he cries out. “Not me. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Jesus is nothing to me!” Those weren’t his exact words, but do they reflect his thoughts at the time of his betrayal? Didn’t Jesus had every right to throw … [Click to read more …]

10: Paul and the Rebellion – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith


Who’s winning? Do we know the answer to that question when it is asked about the greatest conflict of all time? Do we ever feel ourselves trembling in fear when we think of the powers of evil unleashed and aimed at the everlasting destruction of Jesus and his people? Is it important to study Satan’s strategies and … [Click to read more …]

9 The Great Controversy and the Early Church – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith


Meeting about the Beginning. Why couldn’t Jesus’ disciples–His most loyal followers–understand what God’s immediate purpose was after His resurrection? Are you ever surprised by people who are too stubborn to listen to what Jesus wants to tell them? Were the Romans so oppressing to the Jewish people that getting rid of them was the only thing … [Click to read more …]

8 Comrades in Arms – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith


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


“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


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


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


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


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


“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 …]