The Gospel and the Church – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: When the law of Christ is fulfilled in our lives, we will recognize our weaknesses and care for those who are fallen and burdened. Lesson 13, September 23, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 6:1. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Gospel and the Church
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Gospel and the Church” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 13: The Gospel and the Church
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Sabbath Afternoon’s introduction story to the lesson study immediately gives us: Hymn 369, “Bringing in the Sheaves” with the thoughts finalising in: “the Spirit leads us to put others before ourselves” and Hymn 262, “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”. The end of Sunday’s study points us to: Hymn 367, “Rescue the Perishing”. If you are blessed to … [Click to read more …]

13: The Gospel and the Church – Discussion Starters
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Let us do good to everyone. Was Paul grinning or was there a tear in his eyes when he wrote these words: “But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!” Galatians 5:15. Have you ever been attacked by a member of your church? Instead of that, have … [Click to read more …]

Living By The Spirit – Hit the Mark
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The silhouette of a man in a business suit headed towards a white light.

He was an innocent man condemned to die. To ensure his execution, on his last night of life he was locked deep within prison walls, chained between two guards.  His crime? He was an ardent disciple of Christ. His name? Peter. His reaction to his impending death the next morning? He was sleeping like a … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Living by the Spirit
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Living by the Spirit” 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 … [Click to read more …]

12: Living by the Spirit – Discussion Starters
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Living by the Spirit. Did you notice the introduction’s account of how the words of the Christian hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by Robert Robinson were changed? I was relieved to see that in the Adventist church hymnal the author’s words in the third stanza remain intact: “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 12: Living by the Spirit
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We open our singing time with Hymn 334, “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” as is noted in the very first sentence of the lesson pamphlet this week. Sundays’ study of ‘Walking with the Spirit’ is unpacked in the following hymns: Hymn 315, “O for a Closer Walk!” Hymn 544, “O Let Me Walk With … [Click to read more …]

Living By the Spirit – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought: Because Christ has conquered the power of sin, the Christian life can keep the desires of the flesh at bay under the power of the Spirit in control. Lesson 12, September 16, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 5:17-21. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [Click to read more …]

Freedom in Christ – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought: Paul tells us that Christ freed us from bondage to the world. But Christ did not just set us free to serve ourselves, but so we might live in ministry to our neighbors. .. Lesson 11, September 9, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 5:1. a. Ask class members to share a … [Click to read more …]