13th Sabbath Offering for South America
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At the beginning of a new quarter, it’s time to plan for our 13th Sabbath offering which will go to the South American Division. In this post you will find some patterns for making 13th-Sabbath offering boxes for your family or for your whole church. “The Adventist Church is built on mission. Our commission comes from … [Click to read more …]

Lesson 1: Crisis in Heaven – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“Salvation Belongs to our God.” How did sin happen? In a perfect world with a perfect God full of love for every living being, how was sin in all its horrible aspects able to invade? Why did God’s two beings created in His image turn from His ways to choose the ways of the evil … [Click to read more …]

Rebellion and Redemption Digital Resources Available
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Some of you may be interested to know that the Kindle version of the Redemption and Rebellion Sabbath School Quarterly has just been released. Text-to-speech enabled. You can study that on your phone, tablet or computer without an internet connection, but you may have to be connected to the internet to use the speech-enabled feature … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Continuing Battle
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Resist the Devil

Just as the reflexes of a twitching, freshly killed poisonous snake can cause it to reach around and inject its poison if you pick it up, Satan’s bite is still deadly. He may have been defeated at Calvary, but the danger is not over yet. Read John 16:33. How did Jesus warn His disciples of … [Click to read more …]

Crisis in Heaven – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : Even though we may not completely understand how sin originated in heaven, we can understand the great controversy and accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. Crisis in Heaven December 26 – January 1, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Ezekiel 28:12-19. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Crisis in Heaven
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Crisis in Heaven” 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: Satan Evicted
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The Fallen Ones

As we have seen, the war in heaven was not confined to heaven but affected the earth too. For some time it appears that Satan (the “accuser of our brethren, ” Rev. 12:10) was still able to stand before God’s throne and make accusations against God’s people. Job was one biblical character who suffered this … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: War in Heaven
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Revelation 12: Woman and the Dragon

We have no idea what war in heaven means; that is, we don’t know what kind of physical battles were fought other than the casting out of Satan and his angels. The fact is, the Bible does not say anything about the physical aftermath of this heavenly conflict. It deals, instead, with the spiritual results … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Prince of this World
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Ruler

Read John 12:31, John 14:30, and John 16:11. Why does Jesus call Satan the prince of this world? When God first established Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, He entrusted them with the management of Eden (Gen. 2:8, and Gen. 2:15) , and the care of all creatures in the waters, skies, and … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Fall in Heaven
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Star of the Morning

Read Isaiah 14:4, Isaiah 14:12-15. What descriptions of the king of Babylon indicate that he is speaking of someone much greater than a mere human ruler? No earthly king has ever fallen from heaven, a truth that suggests that verses 12-15 are focusing on someone bigger than the king, even of Babylon. Furthermore, the images … [Click to read more …]