13: Exhortations from the Sanctuary – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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The theology is understandable. The call to practicality is clear. What then do we need to “live” the faith? [Thought questions for Exhortations from the Sanctuary December 25, 2013] 1. The Golden Chain. The earthly sanctuary had a High Priest who entered the presence of God as represented in the Most Holy Place. How does … [Click to read more …]

12: The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character December 18, 2013] 1.The big picture. Can knowing about the great controversy between Christ and Satan bring meaning to your own existence? How? The sanctuary is a living example of the plan or strategy to win this controversy. Do you see this plan in every symbol … [Click to read more …]

11: Our Prophetic Message – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Our Prophetic Message December 11, 2013] 1. “I saw another angel.” What do the messages of the three angels of Revelation have in common? Or are their messages distinct and different? How do the angels communicate their urgent messages with believers on Planet Earth? Would you rather see them flying in the sky … [Click to read more …]

10: The Eschatological Day of Atonement – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Introduction. You’ll find a lot of unique Adventist theology packed into this week’s lesson. The “little horn,” for example. Even if you don’t agree that papal Rome is the little horn, you can hold on to the doctrine that Jesus is first and last and that He is not pleased when “innovations” from secular or pagan … [Click to read more …]

09: The Pre-Advent Judgment: Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

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1. Good news. Do you ever consider how the visions Daniel saw compared with the movies and videos and amazing cinematography of our day? How did Daniel describe what he saw so that others could understand the sequence of events that would bring ‘good news’ to succeeding generations? Imagine you were Daniel and this was your vision. … [Click to read more …]

08: Christ, Our Priest – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Christ, Our Priest November 20, 2013] 1. We have a high priest. Would our church be accepted by more people if we had priests over us? Why or why not? Why was Christ inaugurated as the high priest after, not before, His crucifixion? Since Christ is God, how can you and I, being the … [Click to read more …]

07: Christ, Our Sacrifice – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Christ, Our Sacrifice November 13, 2013] 1. Substitution. Have you ever been a teacher or held another position where your work was essential that if you couldn’t be there, a substitute had to be found? Does that substitute sometimes prove to be of lesser ability? By contrast, in what ways is Jesus the infinitely … [Click to read more …]

06: Day of Atonement – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Day of Atonement November 6, 2013] 1. Our High Priest.  Who were the only two human participants in the Day of Atonement? Why were the other priests required to leave the immediate area? Can you think of at least one reason why the priest performed every ritual alone? What did the laying … [Click to read more …]