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 …]

13: Exhortations From the Sanctuary – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Our faith in God is shown by our care for others. We need each other, and by encouraging others, we strengthen our own relationships with God. [Teaching plan for Exhortation From the Sanctuary December 30, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 4:14-16. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what … [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 …]

12: The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : By His actions, God vindicates Himself in front of the entire universe. God’s moral justice and power of love wins. [Teaching Plan for The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character December 16, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Ezekiel 28:12-19. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [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 …]

11: Our Prophetic Message – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The three angel’s messages prepare people to face the last day deceptions and be ready for the second coming of Christ. Life and death are bound up in our attitude toward these messages.. [Teaching plan for Our Prophetic Message December 9, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 14:6,7.. a. Ask class … [Click to read more …]

10: The Eschatological Day of Atonement – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : To be a part of God’s last movement requires an urgent sense of mission to fulfill His call to reach the world with the gospel. [Teaching plan for The Eschatological Day of Atonement December 2, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Daniel 8:9-13, 23-25. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what … [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 …]