Sunday: Access to the Heavenly Sanctuary

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Read Hebrews 4:16; Heb 6:19-20; and Heb 10:19–21. To what do believers have access, and what does this mean for us? What hope is offered here, and more important, what impact should this hope have on our life and faith? Believers have spiritual access to the heavenly sanctuary, to the very throne of God. We … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Exhortations From the Sanctuary


Read for This Week’s Study: Heb. 10:19–25; Heb. 4:16; Exod. 24:8; James 4:7, 8; John 13:34; Heb. 10:24-25. Memory Text: “And since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character


Further Study: Ellen G. White, “Why was Sin Permitted?” pp. 33–43, in Patriarchs and Prophets; “The Character of God Revealed in Christ,” pp. 737–746, in Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5. “There stood in the world One who was a perfect representative of the Father, One whose character and practices refuted Satan’s misrepresentation of God. … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The Ghost Dancer, part 2

Shortly after my baptism, my father called me to dance in a big ghost festival in our home village. I was shaking as I told my father, “No, I don’t dance anymore.” Father urged me to dance, but I took a deep breath and told him, “I have found a power that is stronger than … [Click to read more …]

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


[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 …]

Thursday: The Cosmic Spectacle

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During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus utters these amazing words: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 5:16). With this, He reveals a principle that, though easily misunderstood, is nevertheless seen throughout the Bible. It tells how, as … [Click to read more …]

Martin Pröbstle on “The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character”


This introduction runs just over 8 minutes, and if you haven’t been following the series, can see previous videos at the SanctuaryLesson Vimeo Channel or onThe Youtube Bogichannel (also in German). You can access this week’s video on Youtube, or you can view it on Vimeo below: WEEK TWELVE | “Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character” … [Click to read more …]

12: The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character – Teaching Plan


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 …]