Friday: Further Study: Our Loving Heavenly Father


Further Study: Ellen G. White, A Personal God, pages 263-278, in Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8. In order to strengthen our confidence in God, Christ teaches us to address Him by a new name, a name entwined with the dearest associations of the human heart. He gives us the privilege of calling the infinite … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

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In different ways, Jesus taught and demonstrated that three divine Persons constitute the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although we cannot explain this truth rationally, we accept it by faith (like many of the truths revealed in Scripture), and together with Paul we strive to attain a full knowledge of the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Compassionate Care of our Heavenly Father

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It is important to know that we are cared for. Even though some people may be indifferent and neglectful toward us, Jesus taught that our heavenly Father cares for us in every possible way. His mercy and tenderness are not subject to the ups and downs so common in human temperaments; His love is steadfast … [Click to read more …]

01: Our Loving Heavenly Father – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker


Key Thought : God has expressed His love for us at the cross of Calvary. The Father loves us, He is compassionate and merciful. [Lesson Plan for Our Loving Heavenly Father June 30, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 7:9-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Love of Our Heavenly Father

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Jesus came to emphasize what the Old Testament had already affirmed: the Father looks at us with incomparable love (Jer. 31:3, Ps. 103:13). Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! (1 John 3:1, NKJV). It is amazing that the Almighty God, who rules … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Our Father in Heaven

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Father was not a new name for God. The Old Testament sometimes presented Him as our Father (Isa. 63:16; 64:8; Jer. 3:4, 19; Ps. 103:13). However, it was not the most used name for Him. For Israel, the personal name of God was YHWH (probably pronounced Yahweh), which appears more than six thousand eight hundred … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Our Loving Heavenly Father


Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 7:9-11, John 14:8-10, Luke 15:11-24, Matt. 6:25-34, Heb. 9:14. Memory Text: Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him (1 John 3:1, NKJV). Jesus delighted … [Click to read more …]

The Teachings of Jesus – An Introduction to 2014c lessons

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The Divine Teacher Most of us probably remember a great teacher who made an impact on our lives, whom we admired and appreciated. Some teachers transcend their own times and continue to influence subsequent generations. Outstanding teachers have decisively impacted life and thought and are often universally recognized. Jesus, of course, was the greatest Teacher … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: A Place to Share

Stephanie Behrendt
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When Stephanie found life difficult in her public school in Denmark, her parents enrolled her in the local Adventist school. The family wasn’t Adventist, but Stephanie quickly made friends and settled in to her new school. The school’s religious teachings in Bible class seemed strange, but Stephanie’s new friends talked to her about their faith, … [Click to read more …]