Major Themes in Peter – Teaching Plan
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Christ, Cross and Scripture

Key Thought: Peter wrote about five areas of theology : 1. Christ’s sacrifice for our salvation 2. Godly conduct 3. The hope of Christ’s soon return 4. God’s plan for order in the church 5. The role of Scripture in our lives.. Lesson 13, June 24, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read 1 Peter 1:15-17. … [Click to read more …]

13 Major Themes in 1 and 2 Peter – Discussion starters
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The end of this study. What are two or three blessings that you have experienced in our twelve weeks of study of the two epistles of Peter? Besides studying these two messages, have you also considered aspects of the life of Peter as he mentored his fellow disciples and the early church? Although as Protestants … [Click to read more …]

12: The Day of the Lord – Discussion starters
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The Line of Authority. On what authority did Peter give his audience strict warnings about obeying God’s commands? Do you agree with Peter that he was an apostle of Jesus? Why? Did Peter consider the Old Testament to be valid even in Jesus’ time and later? Why do you think many religious groups and denominations today are so eager … [Click to read more …]

The Day of the Lord – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought: Peter contrasts the attitude of believers with that of scoffers who deny Creation, judgment, and new creation. He asks us to act appropriately. Lesson 12, June 17, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Peter 3:3,4. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: False Teachers
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “False Teachers” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. … [Click to read more …]

11: False Teachers – Discussion starters
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The threat from within. Are the two prongs of Satan’s attack on the Christian church (outside persecution and inside deception) equal in force? If not, which one does Peter believe that Satan finds more effective in destroying faith in Jesus?  What about the church you attend? Do you ever observe Satan’s success in drawing believers away from … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Prophecy and Scripture
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Prophecy and Scripture” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School … [Click to read more …]

10: Prophecy and Scripture – Discussion starters
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Confidence personified. Is there anything at all about Peter speaking as a wholehearted disciple of Jesus that reminds us of Peter the indecisive one? If you said “No!” in a resounding way, how can you and I adopt his certainty in these troubled times? How can the “cunningly devised fables” that appeal to vast numbers of worldlings … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 10
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Sabbath afternoon’s introduction to our studies for the week made a strong and wise statement followed by a question: “So if Jesus and Peter took the Bible seriously, how dare we do otherwise ourselves?” Peter was sure of what he believed in and he would have had pleasure in singing: Hymn 511, “I Know Whom … [Click to read more …]