HopeSS: Comrades in Arms
avatar

Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Comrades in Arms” 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 …]

Wednesday: Who is the Greatest?
avatar

Thinking Globally

Read Mark 9:33-37. What lesson did Jesus teach the disciples here, and what is the message here for anyone who claims to follow Jesus? See also Matt. 18:3-5. This debate among the disciples was no doubt related to their views of the future. They thought that Jesus was going to deliver Israel from the Romans, … [Click to read more …]

Comrades in Arms – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Image © Lars Justinen Goodsalt.com

Key Thought : Jesus reveals Himself to us and then allows us to choose to receive or reject His revelation. As we choose, we are acting our part in the great controversy Comrades in Arms February 13-19, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Mark 3:14. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Jesus’ Dominion Over Nature
avatar

Do not in the Balance

Read Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, and Luke 8:22-25. How do we see the reality of the great controversy revealed in these texts? Though we don’t fully understand the degree in which Satan impacts the natural world, Scripture does reveal that his influence is there, such as seen in the story of Job (see Job 1:18-19). … [Click to read more …]

Comrades in Arms – Hit the Mark
avatar

Peter's Act of Faith

We need what Peter had – individually and collectively. And we need it desperately. We readily recall Peter’s boldness in asking his Lord for permission to walk on water. That story is full of encouragement as we face the impossible in our lives. If ever there was a story in the bible that illustrates the success … [Click to read more …]

Monday: “With Him”
avatar

Woman Reading Inside a Large Bible

When Jesus called the first disciples on the shores of Galilee, they had already witnessed His power over evil. They had seen Him challenge demons (Luke 4:34-36), heal the sick (Luke 4:38-41), rule over nature (Luke 5:4-6), reveal sin and then reassure Peter there was no need to fear (Luke 5:10). Some time later, after … [Click to read more …]

8 Comrades in Arms – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Web

Memory Text: “And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?’” Who is talking in this text? Why is there such a sense of amazement about Jesus’ power of speaking? Satan couldn’t force Jesus to … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Call of Peter
avatar

The Gigantic Catch

When one considers the incredible issue at stake in the great controversy, it’s amazing that Jesus would use human beings to aid Him in ministry, especially those as flawed as the ones He chose. Of course, if we consider the state of fallen humanity, no one He chose would have been without moral defects, anyway. … [Click to read more …]

Mindfulness Meditation- What’s the Buzz?
avatar

Photo Credit: OlivIreland via Compfight cc

A Buddhist form of meditation called “mindfulness meditation” has taken the mental health field by storm. It has produced many well-documented positive effects and has been basically touted as a panacea for most psychological ills. In terms of popularity and buzz, mindfulness is to mental health what organic coconut water is to physical health—a somewhat … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Comrades in Arms
avatar

Image © Lars Justinen Goodsalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 5:6-8, Luke 5:11; Mark 3:14; Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Mark 9:33-37; Matt. 20:20-28. Memory Text: “And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?’”(Luke 24:32, NKJV). From the earliest … [Click to read more …]